Leadership Journeys  - Catherine Nakalembe - "With very little, you can do so much"This is the Leadership Journey series, and today I interview Catherine Nakalembe. Dr. Catherine is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland and the NASA Harvest Africa Program Director. She was recently honored with the Highest Civ
Alliance for Science Live - Biotechnology, Agriculture, Ecology and Critical Thinking - Using earth data to inform policy in African agricultureHow can data influence decisions by smallholder farmers, as well as policy? Join AfS’ Patricia Nanteza as she talks with Dr. Catherine Nakalembe, the 2020 Africa Food Prize Laureate, about ways in which science can have a real-life impact. Nakalembe will discuss the use of satellite technology to harness data that can guide agricultural decision-making. She will speak from personal experience, sharing moments when her data averted the potentially disastrous impacts of crop failure. Nakalembe grew up in Kampala, Uganda, and attended Makerere University before earning her doctorate in geographical science at the University of Maryland, where she is an assistant research professor. She is also the NASA Harvest Africa program director and serves as the Agriculture and Food Security Thematic Lead. Nakalembe’s work led to the establishment of food security and crop monitoring bulletins that integrate satellite data in East Africa. She also designed the trigger mechanism for the disaster risk financing program in Uganda that has supported over 300,000 households.
NASA Harvest Africa Program - Catherine Nakalembe by Project GeospatialIn this episode, we have the pleasure of interviewing Catherine Nakalembe, Program Lead for the NASA Harvest Africa Program. Catherine gives us an extensive overview of the projects she is involved in that takes advantage of Earth Observation satellites such as MODIS for agriculture monitoring. NASA Harvest is NASA's Food Security and Agriculture Program. Our mission is to enable and advance the adoption of satellite Earth observations by public and private organizations to benefit food security, agriculture, and human and environmental resiliency in the US and worldwide. https://nasaharvest.org/