USAID, NASA Bolster Cooperation in Innovative Development Interventions

A 15-screen visualization wall is considered the cornerstone of the NASA Center for Climate Simulation. The U.S. Agency for International Development and NASA are scaling up their collaborative efforts in developing technological solutions to international development challenges such as food security, climate change, energy and environmental management. Photo by: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The U.S. Agency for International Development and NASA are scaling up their collaborative efforts in developing technological solutions to international development challenges such as food security, climate change, energy and environmental management.

Under a five-year memorandum of understanding signed Monday (April 25), the two agencies will use Earth science data and apply geospatial technologies to address development and humanitarian challenges. 

“Through our partnership with NASA, we can apply the latest, cutting-edge technology to deliver meaningful results for people in developing countries in areas like health, food security and water,” USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said. “It’s a prime example of our efforts to use the power of science and technology to tackle today’s pressing development challenges.”

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.