This week DHI GRAS has been meeting with Marc Paganini from European Space Agency - ESA (ESRIN) and our partners Geoville, UNEP-WCMC and DHI-UNEP to discuss how the EO for SDGs project has been progressing.
The aim of the project is to maximise the contribution of EO data to the SDG agenda by producing targeted high-quality indicator monitoring guidelines and effective outreach material, and by showcasing the usability of EO data in country demonstration studies and in dialogues with UN stakeholders.
As a follow up, DHI GRAS and ESA also visited FAO for discussions on how EO can contribute to the reporting on SDG indicator “6.4.1 Change in Water Use Efficiency over time”, which is one of the two SDG indicators that are part of the National test case for Uganda.
One main outcome has been a Policy Brief describing how EO can contribute to improvements of the SDG monitoring framework under Agenda 2030 addressed to policy makers, national statistics offices and other SDG agencies. The Policy Brief highlights 17 SDG indicators for which EO has a definite contribution.
The Policy Brief is expected to be released in April.