International Partnership Programme: Space solutions for Development

The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) is an award-winning >£150 million space for sustainable development initiative which utilises the UK space sector’s capabilities in satellite technology and data services to deliver measurable and sustainable economic, societal and/or environmental benefits in partnership with developing countries. Since 2016, IPP has grantfunded 43 projects in 47 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America to develop spacebased solutions which tackle global development challenges such as climate and disaster resilience, food security, maritime issues, disease forecasting, and improving access to financial services, whilst facilitating new trade opportunities for the UK space sector.

IPP is funded from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). This £1.5 billion Official Development Assistance (ODA) fund supports cutting-edge research and innovation on global issues affecting developing countries. ODAfunded activity focuses on outcomes that promote long-term sustainable development and growth in countries on the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list. IPP is ODA compliant, being delivered in alignment with UK Aid Strategy and the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This document is a catalogue of solutions from the space sector that address a range of use cases across 11 sectors. This catalogue will initially have a focus on solutions for developing countries and at a later date may expand to be global in focus.

The objective is to raise awareness and interest in the usage of space solutions in developing countries. The primary audience is potential users and customers of these space solutions, including government, private sector, donors, NGOs and others.
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