Meghalaya: NESAC to Train 50 Women in Geospatial Technology for Community Development

Northeast Desk, 26th May: The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) is set to train around 50 women in the use of geospatial technology, a move aimed at empowering women leaders with advanced technical skills to better serve their communities. This initiative, announced on Sunday, will focus on equipping participants with the knowledge to utilize geospatial tools and methodologies effectively.

Geospatial technology involves tools, software, and methods for gathering, processing, and analyzing data linked to specific Earth locations. It plays a crucial role in applications such as agriculture, water and soil management, and environmental monitoring.

The intensive two-day training session is scheduled for late May and will be conducted at NESAC’s Umiam office. This program is a collaborative effort involving the National Commission for Women (NCW) and the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP).

“This unique initiative aims to impart geospatial technical skills to women leaders dedicated to societal causes,” an official from NESAC stated. “Elected women leaders, women in government institutions, and NGO leaders engaged in disaster management, environmental conservation, climate change, and soil and water rejuvenation are encouraged to register for this opportunity to upscale their skills.”

Participants will be trained to identify and utilize satellite-derived information across various sectors. The training will encompass applications in agriculture, water and soil management, and methods to address regional issues related to water, agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, and the environment using satellite data.

In addition to theoretical knowledge, the women leaders will be introduced to various open-source platforms provided by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The training will include hands-on sessions, giving participants practical experience in using these tools.

This initiative reflects NESAC’s commitment to harnessing technology for societal benefit and underscores the importance of women’s leadership in driving community development through advanced technical skills.

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