Earth observation technology can be a tool for women’s empowerment as it provides satellite imagery which can help with environmental monitoring: for example, in agriculture or with tracking infectious diseases.
That’s the view of Bolo Basuti, a research assistant at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology.
The initiative aims to get more women and girls to study the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and to enter the space sector.
Ms Basuti spoke to Agnese Pastorino. She began by explaining what is meant by earth observation technology.