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For over 20 years, ESIP meetings have brought together the most innovative thinkers and leaders around Earth observation data, thus forming a community dedicated to making Earth observations more discoverable, accessible and useful to researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public. The theme of the meeting is Putting Data to Work: Building Public-Private Partnerships to Increase Resilience & Enhance the Socioeconomic Value of Data.

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Catherine Nakalembe

University of Maryland
Assistant Research Professor
Washington DC
Dr. Nakalembe has broad interest including agriculture and food security, early warning and assessment of disasters with remote sensing. She is the NASA Harvest Africa Program Lead and serves as the Agriculture and Food Security Thematic Lead on the NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team. She leads capacity building in the use of Earth Observations (EO) data (remote sensing and electronic field data) for agriculture monitoring in support of food security in the GEOGLAM context. Catherine works with national ministries of agriculture in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Mali and regional agencies ICPAC and RCMRD and with development partners including LWR, World Bank, UNDP, JRC, FAO, WFP, and FEWSNET. Catherine pioneered the repurposing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from agricultural monitoring, to the survey of major refugee resettlements in Uganda.

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