Developing capacity for impactful use of Earth Observation data: Lessons from the AfriCultuReS projectCitation formats

  • External authors:
  • Thomas Alexandridis
  • Mary Amponsah
  • Nabil Ben Khatra
  • Dan Brockington
  • Tomás Chiconela
  • Jesús Ortuño Castillo
  • Issa Garba
  • Marta Gómez Giménez
  • Menghestab Haile
  • Clarisse Kagoyire
  • Mahlatse Kganyago
  • Dorothea Kleine
  • Tesfaye Korme
  • Alemu Manni
  • Nosiseko Mashiyi
  • Jadwiga Massninga
  • Foster Mensah
  • Maurice Mugabowindekwe
  • Vivianne Meta
  • Mark Noort
  • Patricia Pérez Ramirez
  • Juan Suarez Beltrán
  • Evence Zoungrana

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Developing capacity for impactful use of Earth Observation data: Lessons from the AfriCultuReS project. / Pritchard, Rose; Alexandridis, Thomas; Amponsah, Mary; Ben Khatra, Nabil; Brockington, Dan; Chiconela, Tomás; Ortuño Castillo, Jesús; Garba, Issa; Gómez Giménez, Marta; Haile, Menghestab; Kagoyire, Clarisse; Kganyago, Mahlatse; Kleine, Dorothea; Korme, Tesfaye; Manni, Alemu; Mashiyi, Nosiseko; Massninga, Jadwiga; Mensah, Foster; Mugabowindekwe, Maurice; Meta, Vivianne; Noort, Mark; Pérez Ramirez, Patricia; Suarez Beltrán, Juan; Zoungrana, Evence.

In: Environmental Development, 01.2022.

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Harvard

Pritchard, R, Alexandridis, T, Amponsah, M, Ben Khatra, N, Brockington, D, Chiconela, T, Ortuño Castillo, J, Garba, I, Gómez Giménez, M, Haile, M, Kagoyire, C, Kganyago, M, Kleine, D, Korme, T, Manni, A, Mashiyi, N, Massninga, J, Mensah, F, Mugabowindekwe, M, Meta, V, Noort, M, Pérez Ramirez, P, Suarez Beltrán, J & Zoungrana, E 2022, 'Developing capacity for impactful use of Earth Observation data: Lessons from the AfriCultuReS project', Environmental Development. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2021.100695

APA

Pritchard, R., Alexandridis, T., Amponsah, M., Ben Khatra, N., Brockington, D., Chiconela, T., Ortuño Castillo, J., Garba, I., Gómez Giménez, M., Haile, M., Kagoyire, C., Kganyago, M., Kleine, D., Korme, T., Manni, A., Mashiyi, N., Massninga, J., Mensah, F., Mugabowindekwe, M., ... Zoungrana, E. (2022). Developing capacity for impactful use of Earth Observation data: Lessons from the AfriCultuReS project. Environmental Development, [100695]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2021.100695

Vancouver

Pritchard R, Alexandridis T, Amponsah M, Ben Khatra N, Brockington D, Chiconela T et al. Developing capacity for impactful use of Earth Observation data: Lessons from the AfriCultuReS project. Environmental Development. 2022 Jan. 100695. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2021.100695

Author

Pritchard, Rose ; Alexandridis, Thomas ; Amponsah, Mary ; Ben Khatra, Nabil ; Brockington, Dan ; Chiconela, Tomás ; Ortuño Castillo, Jesús ; Garba, Issa ; Gómez Giménez, Marta ; Haile, Menghestab ; Kagoyire, Clarisse ; Kganyago, Mahlatse ; Kleine, Dorothea ; Korme, Tesfaye ; Manni, Alemu ; Mashiyi, Nosiseko ; Massninga, Jadwiga ; Mensah, Foster ; Mugabowindekwe, Maurice ; Meta, Vivianne ; Noort, Mark ; Pérez Ramirez, Patricia ; Suarez Beltrán, Juan ; Zoungrana, Evence. / Developing capacity for impactful use of Earth Observation data: Lessons from the AfriCultuReS project. In: Environmental Development. 2022.

Bibtex

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abstract = "An increasing number of products and services based on satellite Earth Observation (EO) data are being developed for use by decision-makers in African agricultural contexts, providing information such as weather and climate forecasts, crop yields and water availability. Capacity development to support impactful use of EO data is a key component of many EO-for-development initiatives, but there is little consensus over where or how capacity should be developed. Our goal in this piece is to provide a critical perspective on the capacity development required to support the creation of more impactful EO data services. Drawing on a capacity needs assessment carried out as part of the AfriCultuReS project (a major EO-for-development initiative), we identify proximate factors which inhibit the success of EO data services such as flawed communication strategies, low relevance in African agricultural contexts, duplication of existing products, and lack of financial sustainability. We link these proximate challenges to deeper issues such as unequal access to funding and resources, fragmentation in the EO field, and relational asymmetries of power, all of which combine to exclude important forms of knowledge from decision-making. Based on this needs assessment, we argue that capacity development requires broader systems-based approaches which develop the capacities of all actors (including those in the Global North) to respect different forms of knowledge, use and participate in co-design approaches, and recognise and challenge the asymmetries of power which currently limit the involvement of certain groups in processes of EO data service design.",
author = "Rose Pritchard and Thomas Alexandridis and Mary Amponsah and {Ben Khatra}, Nabil and Dan Brockington and Tom{\'a}s Chiconela and {Ortu{\~n}o Castillo}, Jes{\'u}s and Issa Garba and {G{\'o}mez Gim{\'e}nez}, Marta and Menghestab Haile and Clarisse Kagoyire and Mahlatse Kganyago and Dorothea Kleine and Tesfaye Korme and Alemu Manni and Nosiseko Mashiyi and Jadwiga Massninga and Foster Mensah and Maurice Mugabowindekwe and Vivianne Meta and Mark Noort and {P{\'e}rez Ramirez}, Patricia and {Suarez Beltr{\'a}n}, Juan and Evence Zoungrana",
note = "Funding Information: Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the AfriCultuReS user workshops in 2019 for sharing their time and expertise. The AfriCultuReS project received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme under grant agreement No. 774652. The funder had no involvement in the design of this specific study or in the writing of this paper. Funding Information: Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the AfriCultuReS user workshops in 2019 for sharing their time and expertise. The AfriCultuReS project received funding from the European Union{\textquoteright}s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme under grant agreement No. 774652 . The funder had no involvement in the design of this specific study or in the writing of this paper. Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} 2021",
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AU - Alexandridis, Thomas

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AU - Ben Khatra, Nabil

AU - Brockington, Dan

AU - Chiconela, Tomás

AU - Ortuño Castillo, Jesús

AU - Garba, Issa

AU - Gómez Giménez, Marta

AU - Haile, Menghestab

AU - Kagoyire, Clarisse

AU - Kganyago, Mahlatse

AU - Kleine, Dorothea

AU - Korme, Tesfaye

AU - Manni, Alemu

AU - Mashiyi, Nosiseko

AU - Massninga, Jadwiga

AU - Mensah, Foster

AU - Mugabowindekwe, Maurice

AU - Meta, Vivianne

AU - Noort, Mark

AU - Pérez Ramirez, Patricia

AU - Suarez Beltrán, Juan

AU - Zoungrana, Evence

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N2 - An increasing number of products and services based on satellite Earth Observation (EO) data are being developed for use by decision-makers in African agricultural contexts, providing information such as weather and climate forecasts, crop yields and water availability. Capacity development to support impactful use of EO data is a key component of many EO-for-development initiatives, but there is little consensus over where or how capacity should be developed. Our goal in this piece is to provide a critical perspective on the capacity development required to support the creation of more impactful EO data services. Drawing on a capacity needs assessment carried out as part of the AfriCultuReS project (a major EO-for-development initiative), we identify proximate factors which inhibit the success of EO data services such as flawed communication strategies, low relevance in African agricultural contexts, duplication of existing products, and lack of financial sustainability. We link these proximate challenges to deeper issues such as unequal access to funding and resources, fragmentation in the EO field, and relational asymmetries of power, all of which combine to exclude important forms of knowledge from decision-making. Based on this needs assessment, we argue that capacity development requires broader systems-based approaches which develop the capacities of all actors (including those in the Global North) to respect different forms of knowledge, use and participate in co-design approaches, and recognise and challenge the asymmetries of power which currently limit the involvement of certain groups in processes of EO data service design.

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