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Supported by the European Commission (EC) and African Union Commission (AUC), IST-Africa Week 2021 (May) is the sixteenth in an annual series of Ministerial Level Technology Research and Innovation Conferences. IST-Africa provides a platform in Africa to strengthen technology-enabled Innovation, Science and Technology and Entrepreneurship related policy dialogues within Africa and between...

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After more than two months of hacking, the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon was terminated by a final presentation of results & awards ceremony. The jury members Jovana Vlaskalin (BioSense Institute), Beata Vörösová (CzechInvest), Maris Albers (University of Latvia) and Josef Hnojil (Geobusiness) announced the following winners for the COVID-19 INSPIRE hackathon: 1st place –...

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COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 aiming to develop and share agri-food economy solutions to balance the imperatives of the present with the demands of the future goes after two-month hacking into the final stage scheduled at 19th November 12:30PM! Register now! In the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon hackers have addressed the following topics: Facilitate access to data and services for an...

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This webinar scheduled on 20th October at 9 AM CEST will present three challenges that use the Atlas of Best Practice to present solutions to problems that arise in connection with Covid-19 in various areas. These challenges are Atlas of Regional Specialities, Atlas of the Best Practices – Polirural cases and Atlas of Social Enterprises. At the same time, it offers interesting examples of how...

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Join global participants in technology, Earth observation and space sectors for two days of networking, virtual talks, virtual exhibitions and inspiring ideation sessions at this year’s GEO Week 2020 Virtual Industry Track. The first-ever fully virtual GEO Week Industry Track will connect you with Industry leaders, SMMEs and Regulators as we all converge to collaborate and solve...

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Through this webinar scheduled on 15th October at 10 AM CEST, we would like to invite you directly into the topic of one aspect of remote EBAG (eco-, bio-, agro-, geo-) education: how we can utilize and apply the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach in the field of distance EBAG education. Is that really applicable? And how? We need to focus on open access as one of the RRI...

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Do you want to learn more about Calculation of agro-climatic factors and their potential for utilization in the agri-food sector? This is exactly what you can learn during the webinar scheduled on 14th October at 2 PM CEST. On the top of that, methods to calculate selected factors based on different data sets from the global perspective to regional will be presented. Evaluation and assessment...

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Yet another webinar is scheduled for next week – this time a webinar dedicated to challenge 11 of the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon that is being supported by ESA BIC Prague? Do you need more information about the main goals and current approach to the solution of this challenge? You will learn this and much more from the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon mentors during this webinar that is scheduled on...

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Register now! Are you still thinking about registration for the challenge #4? Do you need more information about the main goals and general understanding of rural attractiveness? You will learn this and much more from the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon mentors during the webinar dedicated to challenge #4 of COVID 19 INSPIRE Hackathon that is scheduled on 12th October.  Agenda of the...

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We regret to infrom you that tomorrow webinar on Why is the traditional knowledge of African agriculture disappearing? was canceled due to force majeur.  This webinar has been re-scheduled on 23rd October and you are cordially invited to hear from our presenters Antoine Kantiza and Didier Muyiramye. You can still register for this free webinar HERE! During the webinar, you will learn ...

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Why is the traditional knowledge of African agriculture disappearing? This is what will be discussed during the upcoming webinar scheduled on 30th September and you are cordially invited to hear from our presenters Antoine Kantiza and Didier Muyiramye. Register now! Agenda Current state of indigenous knowledge in African agriculture Best practices driven from Indigenous Knowledge in...

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Do you have GIS-related data you want to share using open technologies? We will present you a way to publish data using QGIS via Layman QGIS Plugin and visualize them using HSLayers-NG, which is a web-based application for sharing data and maps from different HUBs with a broad community. These tools can contribute to enabling Citizen Science Network creation for better data sharing and...

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The COVID 19 INSPIRE Hackathon webinar series is starting this Friday 25th September! The webinar series will be kicked off with the webinar called Blockchain technology to ensure food security in Africa and you are cordially invited. Register now! Food security is vital in the COVID-19 pandemic era and post COVID-19 as Africa still struggles to achieve food security. In achieving food...

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Register now! Mentors: Karel Jedlicka, Michal Kepka The challenge aims to calculate all relevant agro-climatic factors (see below) in order to describe an area of interest comprehensively, using the algorithms published here. The challenge aims to test the global applicability of the factors’ calculations – thus we look forward to a wide variety of case study areas).   Following...

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Register now! Mentor: Radoslav Delina The rapid pressure on the development of the social economy has often been caused by the inefficient development of social enterprises. Low transparency of their production, location or their potential to meet market demands, lack of information and unavailable geospatial and other relevant analyzes of social economy development, as well as...

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Register now! Mentors: Jiri Kvapil, Ivo Denemark, Herman Snevajs Covid19 pandemic and mainly subsequent restrictions was and still is a test for the food supply chain in order to provide enough food to the market to the end customers. Especially in crises a good decision can be made only with enough information. During the previous INSPIRE hackathons the yield potential maps were derived....

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Register now! Mentor: Mohammed Nayeem Around 15.5% of the adult population of Qatar is suffering from diabetes. 55 million people have diabetes in the MENA region and it is estimated that by 2045 this will rise to 108 million. Medicines are effective but not without their side-effects. What the region needs right now are more natural and organic solutions that boost the immunity of the...

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Register now! Mentor: Clodagh Durkan “Agriculture companies looking to help promote food security and position themselves to be winners in the post-COVID-19 world must conserve their financial strength so that they can make the necessary strategic acquisitions, boost their efforts to build or buy technologies that promote sustainability while supporting farmer P&Ls, and develop more...

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Register now! Mentors: Antoine Kantiza, Tuula Löytty The traditional knowledge of African agriculture has been used efficiently during many decades and until today somewhat in several areas of Africa for feeding African population.  The indigenous knowledge in African agriculture is known to be resilient to many hazards nevertheless the traditional knowledge in agriculture is...

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Register now! African food supply chain is made of smallholder farmers who often do not get the due reward for their produce thereby leaving the farmers poorer. Typical example in Africa during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government gave out incentives to boost agricultural production but the incentives never got to the farmers in the rural areas. This can be attributed to so...

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