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BlackBridge collaborates with GIZ Germany for EO capabilities

Germany: BlackBridge, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Remote Sensing Solutions (RSS) have signed a two-year agreement to strengthen earth observation capabilities at Ethiopian national institutions, through the develoPPP.de program, initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The purpose of this initiative is to support the implementation of a cost-effective, reliable, and transparent REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) MRV (Measurement, Reporting, and Verification) system in the country.

This specific collaboration that BlackBridge is coordinating will enable Ethiopian stakeholders to continue establishing an MRV program, build technical capacities and ‘training for trainers’ using multitemporal satellite imagery from BlackBridge’s RapidEye system, to ensure knowledge transfer into working groups. It’ll ensure a long-term sustainable cooperation beyond the project lifetime, which will result in improved protection of forest resources and better management of Ethiopia’s natural resources and support GIZ and the BMZ toward their international development policies.

Source: BlackBridge