The COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 Webinar Series reaches its end already on Monday 26th October with the Webinar on Introduction to Business Plans. Most people want to start their business just by jumping in and doing «it». If they would dedicate some time to the planning and forming a sensible business plan, they would save both time and money. So let’s take a look at how they are formed in ESA BIC Prague.
Do you want to learn How to formulate a clear story in your business plan? What are the most common mistakes that you can avoid? How to write your business plan for you and the reader? Then do not hesitate to register!
Let us cordially invite you to the webinar, where the “Map Whiteboard for Collaborative Map-Making and Data Capture” will be presented. The working title of their effort is a “Map Whiteboard” and the transport and storage for data is a JSON based format called “Map Compositions” that draws on the early work of Web Map Context documents, but that extends them with 20 years worth of added features. This webinar related to challenge No. 5 of COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 is scheduled on 22nd October at 1PM CEST. Join the webinar to learn more about this extremely useful tool that is being developed in collaboration with BOSC and AVINET. Do you want to learn more? Then do not hesitate to join us on Thursday!
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 pillars. The crucial goal of the Challenge 1 is to develop an open digital catalogue of best practices for everyday usage. The catalogue will contain a huge number of educational materials (lessons, methodologies, worksheets, handouts, syllabus, presentations, applications, services, feedback forms etc.).
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 of calculated factors based on ground measurements from pilot localities will be shown in the other part of the webinar. Analysis of uncertainty of the climatic data and comparison to measured values will be an important part of the challenge.
This webinar is organized a part of the challenge #13 of the COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon.
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 13th October.
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 webinar:
Introduction to the challenge #4 → Goals, tasks, working groups
About Polirural project: Overview over the approach and aims of the project & presentation of the 12 pilot regions
Rural Attractiveness: General understanding of rural attractiveness / Principles of searching of homogeneous regions (rural attractiveness index, clustering)
The web map application: Features and functionalities / Brief technical details / Input data
Ideas for potential improvements of the map application
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 understanding. A webinar dedicated to challenge 3 of COVID 19 INSPIRE Hackathon is scheduled on 1st October.
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.
Current state of indigenous knowledge in African agriculture
Best practices driven from Indigenous Knowledge in African Agriculture
The young generation of smallholder farmers aren’t aware of indigenous knowledge.
Indeed, Africa farmers are mostly experiencing modern agriculture using imported inputs letting expect better productivity than in former times led by their old parents. Nevertheless African agriculture is still unproductive and the food deficit is increasing in many areas of Africa.
The indigenous knowledge in agriculture is not learned at modern schools and there is a common agreement asserting that indigenous knowledge in agriculture doesn’t matter.
The traditional languages what are the support of indigenous knowledge are also shrinking as well as indigenous knowledge mostly used in climate change resilience; in choosing right period of seeding by best weather forecasting; in mixing crops for best productivity; in storage crops during a long-run, in preparing seeds and planting required to face a long dry season and so on.
In the same few scarce seeds for feeding the population in periods of hunger as well as serving for medicines for humans and for domestic animals are disappearing due to the lack of know-how in the field, disappointed by modern technologies used in agriculture and livestock in a lot of remote rural areas of Africa.
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.
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 security, technology becomes important so as to ensure that the farmers get their due benefit. Blockchain technology will be simplified so as to ensure that all farmers and other stakeholders benefit from their produce.
Africa has 65% of the world’s remaining uncultivated arable land, an abundance of freshwater and about 300 days of sunshine each year. More than 60% of Africa’s working population is engaged in agriculture, and the soil across most of the continent is rich and fertile. We are losing precious foreign exchange by continuing to pay for food to be imported, so we must quickly eliminate the negative balance, and start to sow, grow, process, consume, and ultimately to export the food ourselves. Modern agriculture, driven by technologies such as blockchain technology can track the provenance of food and thus helps create trustworthy food supply chains and build trust between producers and consumers. As a trusted way of storing data, it facilitates the use of data-driven technologies to make farming smarter. In addition, jointly used with smart contracts, it allows timely payments between stakeholders that can be triggered by data changes appearing in the blockchain This challenge examines the applications of blockchain technology in food supply chains, agricultural insurance, smart farming, transactions of agricultural products for both theoretical and practical perspectives. The challenges also will discuss the recording transactions made by smallholder farmers and creating the ecosystem for utilizing the blockchain technology in the food and agriculture sector.
The webinar’s agenda:
The issue with Agriculture industry
Reshaping the agriculture industry with blockchain