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Catherine Nakalembe

Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland Department of Geographical Sciences

Dr. Nakalembe is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland. She is the NASA Harvest Africa Program Director, a member of the NASA SERVIR Applied Sciences Team and serves as the Agriculture and Food Security Thematic Lead. She is a 2020 Africa Food Prize Laureate for her dedication to improving the lives of smallholder farmers by using satellite technology to harness data to guide agricultural decision-making. Dr. Nakalembe was a 2020 University of Maryland Research Excellence Honoree and in 2019 received the Inaugural GEO Individual Excellence Award. She was featured in the 2020 Women and GIS, Volume 2: Stars of Spatial Science ESRI Press book and featured as a Quartz Africa Innovators 2021.

2020 ASCEND Participation

Meta-06: Earth Observation as a Global Good, Tuesday 17 November 1100-1200

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