Dr Catherine Nakalembe is an Associate Research Professor at University of Maryland and the Program Head of NASA Harvest Africa. We talk about some of her work on using satellite imagery for Food Security in her home country of Uganda & how she got into this field in the first place.
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00:02:04 Conversation begins: Catherine describes herself
00:08:19 Starting by wanting to play badminton
00:20:45 Wanting to work back in Uganda
00:24:32 How Catherine got into Food Security
00:32:15 What even is Food Security?
00:34:14 The Role of Remote Sensing in Food Security
00:37:58 Who benefits mapping food security?
00:44:23 How do people on the ground perceive insights from satellites?
00:48:54 Creating insights that actually get used
00:52:43 You can't improve what you can't measure
00:55:41 The Double-Edge Sword that comes with Remote Sensing at Scale
01:00:52 Not getting lost in the Maps
01:03:32 Incentives: Working from a University in the US, helping Uganda
01:10:40 The relationship between Private & Public sector in regards to Climate Change
01:13:13 The Government as the main Private Sector's Government
01:20:10 Story Telling as a Source of Change
01:27:02 Inspiring & Helping Others
01:30:53 Books & Podcast recommendations
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