Space technology helping UNDP to improve lives of people in need

29 November 2017

Space-based applications and technologies are helping the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to deliver its projects in a faster, more efficient and safer way, according to a senior official there.

Bruce McCarron, Director of UNDP’s Office of Operations, Legal and Technology Services, said one example is the use of satellite imagery to monitor reconstruction of buildings in Mali that were destroyed by extremists.

Mr McCarron was speaking on the margins of a conference on how the space sector can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that was held recently in Dubai.

The event was organized by the United Arab Emirates authorities and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

Mr McCarron spoke to Dianne Penn.


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