gEOthermalKenya: Space for Communities

The gEOthermalKenya team has been working with Kenyan government partners to enhance the uptake of satellite EO data for the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) process associated with the country’s expanding geothermal energy sector.  The project has been funded through UKSA’s International Partnership Programme, part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Kenya has […]

The SIBELIUs Project, providing alerts for the emergency services in Mongolia (IPP Project Blog)

The SIBELIUs project has been working in collaboration with Mongolia’s National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (NAMEM) and the PRISM initiative, supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are alerted to adverse environmental conditions that might impact on Mongolia’s large herding community. This […]

New White Paper highlights new technology’s potential in sustainable fisheries

More than three billion people worldwide depend upon fish for a fifth of their protein intake. But fisheries are under extreme pressure. A third of species monitored by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization are being fished at an unsustainable level. Climate change is likely to force a global redistribution of fish stocks; countries in the tropics face a catch reduction […]

International Partnership Programme – Scholarships for studying Space Science

A group of students from across the African continent have recently graduated from the University of Strathclyde after studying for an MSc in Satellite Applications with Data Science. The course itself is running for the first time after being developed by the University of Strathclyde with support from the UK Space Agency. Seven students from […]

Publication of IPP project case studies

The International Partnership Programme (IPP) seeks to bridge the space and development communities. Our projects utilise space technology to respond to development challenges on the ground. A key part of our programme is knowledge sharing; all of our IPP projects must produce a case study to publicise the progress of their work and the lessons […]

UK Space Agency IPP’s Agri-Webinar

The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) hosted an online workshop on Thursday 29th October for the agricultural projects in IPP. Eleven projects attended, represented by ~35 attendees. The objective of the session was to provide a forum for networking and sharing of knowledge and lessons between the IPP projects, with the work undertaken […]

What does innovation taste like?

Original post here. SF Bay Coffee Company is a shining example of innovations for smallholder farmers in the African coffee business designed to improve livelihoods and sustainability. Farming five hectares in Kigoma Sector SF Bay’s 20,000 coffee trees sit at 1,743-1,935 metres above sea level. This location experiences varying temperature levels of 16-25 degrees, perfect for […]

Why conscious consumerism can help unlock sustainability for coffee farmers

From the move to re-usable coffee cups and paper straws, to the purchasing of products from retailers with strong ethics statements, coffee-drinkers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of their consumption habits. To continue to meet demand, many businesses are implementing sustainability initiatives, showcasing their commitments to ethical procurement processes, and demonstrating their corporate social responsibility.

UK Space Agency’s new Head of Sustainable Development

Afriqnmun was previously UKSA’s Head of Strategy and Operations, responsible for corporate planning, operations management, and secretariat to the Agency’s executive and non-executive boards. She joined UKSA in 2018 from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), where she worked on a range of domestic climate policies, for UK onshore and […]

IPP ACCORD project endorsed by farmers in latest survey results

Original post here. The success of the ACCORD project relies critically on the enthusiastic adoption of the service by the farmers themselves. Even the smartest technology is ultimately useless if the users themselves don’t embrace it. A critical part of measuring the success and the impact of the ACCORD technology and service has therefore been […]