Connecting Space to Village: Geospatial Information for Improved Environmental Decision-Making

15 Oct 2021

In this session, SERVIR-Amazonia and Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) explore how advancements in geospatial and Earth Observation technology are enhancing forest monitoring, disaster forecasting and evidence-based decision-making in the Amazon biome. Drawing on novel innovations in remote sensing and satellite imagery, panelists discuss pathways towards effectively connecting ‘Space to Village’, scaling public and private investments to improve internet connectivity in isolated areas, and strengthening locally-led efforts to protect biodiversity and Indigenous territories via the use of geospatial technology.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Latin America

  • Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)


  • Juan Lucas Restrepo

    Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

  • Jene Thomas

    Mission Director, USAID-Peru

  • Africa Flores

    Regional Science Coordination Lead for Land Cover & Land Use Change, SERVIR Global, SERVIR - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

  • David Saah

    Managing Principal, Co-founder, Spatial Informatics Group (SIG)

  • Julio Ricardo Cusurichi Palacios

    President, Federación Nativa del Río Madre de Dios y Afluentes (FENAMAD), Peru

  • Marcela Quintero

    Director, Multifunctional Landscape research area, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

  • Manuel Pulgar Vidal

    Leader of Climate and Energy Global Practice, WWF, former Minister of Environment of Peru

  • Marina Piatto

    Executive Secretary, Imaflora, Brazil

  • Maria Elena Gutierrez

    Director, Conservación Amazónica (ACCA), Peru

  • Lou Verchot

    Principal Scientist and Leader of the Land Restoration Group, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

  • Luis Felipe Duchicela

    Senior Advisor for Indigenous Peoples’ Issues, USAID

  • Mónica Romo

    Regional Amazon Environment Specialist, USAID-South American Region

  • Marion Adeney

    Program Officer, Andes-Amazon, Moore Foundation

  • Eric Anderson

    Associate Chief Scientist & Disasters Theme Lead, SERVIR Science Coordination Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Earth Science Branch

  • Gavin Schmidt

    NASA Senior Climate Advisor, Director, NASA Senior Climate Advisor