Participants from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Mali, Nigeria among other African countries will attend a participatory Community of Practice workshop at PrideInn Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya on 6 – 7 June 2016. The objectives of the workshop are as follows:
- Identify/strengthen the communities of practice in support of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Agriculture Remote Sensing Information Systems (ARSIS) innovation
- Share with participants lessons learned to date by various stakeholder groups in UAV-ARSIS innovation, UAV4AG platform, other experiences in STARS and the enabling environment
- Continue the learning and assessment of UAV-ARSIS innovation, it products and communication products, and what these mean for your practice
- Identifying/strengthening the networks of collaboration across stakeholder groups and regions that enable UAV-ARSIS as a sustainable innovation
- Assessment of where we are, and identification of steps/actions to develop the impact pathways in stakeholder group community of practice, and key actors and actions in support of UAV-ARSIS
- Towards a theory of change – communities of practice, capacities, enabling conditions: how can ARSIS become part of the tools that improve agriculture and the wellbeing of smallholder farmers?
CTA will be represented at the event by Giacomo Rambaldi, Senior programme coordinator for ICTs. CTA is one among several organisations invited to participate in the workshop.
This video animation has been produced by students from the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing ate the Wageningen University and Research Centre in the context of the GRS-60312 Remote Sensing and GIS Integration Consultancy Project. Their report 'Towards Cost and Benefit Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to Support Agricultural Production' is synthesized in this well crafted video animation.
Members of the study group include: Vinicius Perin, Ramin Heidarian, Simon Veen, Erwin Van den Berg and You Zhou. Coach: Sytze de Bruin