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Climate change and Information for
Decision-Making.
Case of Southern African Development
Community (SADC)
By Mr. Lukovi Hy...
Background
The Southern African region in addition
to the Democratic Republic of Congo
forms a major regional economic
int...
Thus,
- Need to exploring the importance of
data and information to address
challenges related to climate changes
in the S...
Main question
How can the community coordinate
in a very innovative way its efforts to
address economic development
challe...
Objective
To highlight the importance of
science, technology and innovation
(STI) indicators taking into account
the Neigh...
Methodology
- an exploratory study, mainly qualitative with a simulation of a
regional model targeting 1% target of invest...
Expected results: To be in line with the achievement of some
the 9 Global Earth Observation (GEO) societal benefit areas i...
Expected results
1. Reducing loss of life/property from disasters;
2. Understanding environmental factors affecting health...
Conclusion
Because of climate change, moving from resource-based to
knowledge-based economies for sustainable growth withi...
THANK YOU !
MERCI!
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  1. 1. Climate change and Information for Decision-Making. Case of Southern African Development Community (SADC) By Mr. Lukovi Hyllde-Mbuta SEKE Doctoral Student (IDRC grantee), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa Mcom Economics (University of Pretoria), BCom Eco-Math (Université de Kinshasa) sekehm@gmail.com (private) | LukoviS@nepad.org (office) | Mob. +27-73-684-8717 Poster ID: 4418-21 International scientific conference on climate change: Paris, 7-10 July 2015 Participation sponsored by the Embassy of France in Pretoria on behalf of IRD
  2. 2. Background The Southern African region in addition to the Democratic Republic of Congo forms a major regional economic integration community called SADC. Not prevented from climate change , SADC needs useful, accurate and available data to address its challenges through Science, technology and Innovation. STISA-2024 is the successor of Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA, 2005). The CPA guided the implementation of STI continental programmes in AU member States.
  3. 3. Thus, - Need to exploring the importance of data and information to address challenges related to climate changes in the SADC region. - To relay on the opportunities and competitive advantages of some of its member countries in the area of space science and space technologies for sustainable development. Source: www.au.int
  4. 4. Main question How can the community coordinate in a very innovative way its efforts to address economic development challenges through evidence-based policy review and formulation and space science technologies? [SADC STI policies, infrastructure, human capabilities and natural endowment] The SADC region: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  5. 5. Objective To highlight the importance of science, technology and innovation (STI) indicators taking into account the Neighborhood System of Innovation (NESI) framework linked to the concept of regional integration. Source: www.nepad.org and www.aosti.org Continental report on R&D and Innovation surveys carried out between 2010 and 2013 and coordinated by the African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) programme.
  6. 6. Methodology - an exploratory study, mainly qualitative with a simulation of a regional model targeting 1% target of investment in R&D as percentage of gross domestic expenditure (GDP). - use a combination of research methods (R&D and/or Innovation survey questionnaires).
  7. 7. Expected results: To be in line with the achievement of some the 9 Global Earth Observation (GEO) societal benefit areas in SADC. SOURCE: 1. Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) with the 10-Year implementation Plan reference document from GEO with 9 societal benefit areas (Source: GEOSS website) 2. Use of satellites for flood disasters in Southern Africa: Source of picture: Ivan Petiteville (ESA) et al. (2015) Satellite earth observations in support of disaster risk reduction, Special 2015 WCDRR Edition, 2015 European Space Agency, p.24
  8. 8. Expected results 1. Reducing loss of life/property from disasters; 2. Understanding environmental factors affecting health/well-being; 3. Improving management of energy resources; 4. Understanding/assessing/predicting/mitigating/adapting to change; 5. Improving water resource management (water cycle); 6. Improving weather information, forecasting and warning 7. Improving the management/protection of terrestrial, coastal, and marine ecosystems; 8. Supporting sustainable agriculture and combating desertification; 9. Understanding, monitoring, and conserving biodiversity.
  9. 9. Conclusion Because of climate change, moving from resource-based to knowledge-based economies for sustainable growth within SADC requires: - useful information and indicators - policy-makers guided by reliable data and evidence to overcome serious constraints related to climate change; - a collective strategy (macro) in order to avoid limited national startegies. Thus, STI Indicators, space science and space technologies offer new opportunities for the SADC to implement its sustainable development goals in line with the African Union Agenda 2063.
  10. 10. THANK YOU ! MERCI!

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