About this event
the UK Space Agency’s award-winning International Partnership Programme (IPP) series of regional webinars across Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Latin America & Caribbean. IPP projects will be showcasing their satellite applications, capabilities and outcomes tackling global development challenges including climate change, agriculture, maritime security, humanitarian, and disaster resilience.
What is the International Partnership Programme (IPP)?
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 grant-funded 43 projects in 47 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America to develop space-based 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. ODA-funded 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).
Who are these webinars for?
- Existing and new international partners, e.g. inter-governmental organisations, industry, academia, NGO's, development agencies, etc.
- Science and innovation networks
- Donors, foundations
- UK and international government representatives working in Embassies/High Commissions
- UK cross-government stakeholders
IPP projects presenting in this webinar:
Regional and National Rice Production Forecasting in Peru (Remote Sensing Applications Consultants) (Agriculture)
This project aims to generate agrarian statistics on rice production required by government more efficiently – with improved accuracy and timeliness – enabling better management of supply at the national level and reduced crop price volatility.
ACCORD (Advanced Coffee Crop Optimisation for Rural Development) (Earth-i) (Agriculture)
ACCORD uses satellite technology and weather data in an innovative way to provide tailored information to smallholder farmers in Kenya and Rwanda on their coffee crops. The farmers could thus make more timely and informed crop management decisions that would increase their income.
SIBELIUs (eOsphere) (Disaster resilience/Agriculture/Climate)
SIBELIUs provides improved pasture monitoring capabilities in Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan to support their large and economically significant herding communities, who are increasingly being impacted by climate change.
MAPCAM (Monitoring Agricultural Production for Climate Adaptations in Mongolia) (Remote Sensing Applications Consultants) (Climate/Agriculture)
MAPCAM will provide satellite-derived information on crop distribution and growth to help stakeholders in Mongolia’s agricultural sector to plan for increased production and resilience to climate change.
PRISE (Pest Risk Information Service) (CABI) (Agriculture)
PRISE aims to increase food security by reducing crop losses from pest outbreaks. This service will enable farmers to manage outbreaks more effectively using Integrated Pest Management methods.
Crop Yield Decision Support (Assimila Ltd) (Agriculture)
This project will provide information on maize yields in Ghana, such as current yields to help plan harvesting, transport and processing, future yields to inform markets and enhance long term food security and past yields to help farmers benchmark and improve productivity.
Complete webinar series programme
IPP - Asia-Pacific
- 08:00-9:30 BST, Monday 28 June 2021: Asia-Pacific - 'Managing the World's Natural Resources Using Satellite Technologies
- 08:00-9:30 BST Tuesday 29 June 2021: Asia-Pacific - 'Supporting Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Using Satellite Applications'
- 08:00-9:30 BST, Wednesday 30 June 2021: Asia-Pacific - 'Space for Human Security and Crisis Management'
IPP - Africa
- 10:00-11:30 BST, Monday 5 July 2021: Africa 'Managing the World's Natural Resources Using Satellite Technologies'
- 10:00 -11:30 BST, Tuesday 6 July 2021: Africa - 'Supporting Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Using Satellite Applications'
- 10:00 -11:30 BST, Wednesday 7 July 2021: Africa - 'Space for Human Security and Crisis Management'
IPP - Latin America & Caribbean
- 15:00-16:30 BST, Monday 12 July 2021: Latin America & Caribbean - Managing the World's Natural Resources Using Satellite Technologies'
- 15:00-16:30 BST, Tuesday 13 July 2021: Latin America & Caribbean - 'Supporting Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods Using Satellite Applications'
- 15:00-16:30 BST, Wednesday 14 July 2021: Latin America & Caribbean - 'Space for Human Security and Crisis Management'
Example projects achieving sustainable change
Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu: The CommonSensing project supported disaster relief efforts through swift provision of maps and analysis reports to partners when Cyclone Harold – a devastating Category 5 storm – hit Pacific island nations in April 2020.
Ghana and Kenya: Since its inception, the Forests 2020 project has brought nearly one million hectares of forest under Earth Observation-based monitoring. The aim of this project is to protect and restore up to 300 million hectares of tropical forests globally by improving national forest monitoring systems.
Malaysia: The EASOS marine watch tool has helped to identify and map the trajectory of 3 oil spills, improving the response to and policing of marine pollution. Clean-up costs saved by early intervention are estimated to be over £1.5 million each in 2 spills identified.
For more achievements to date, please see the IPP mid-line evaluation (assessment of IPP delivery and achievements to December 2019)