New technologies have the potential to accelerate a country's development, but a global technology gap remains.
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AARSE is a nongovernmental network of African scientists and professionals working in remote sensing and geographic information systems. It holds a biannual conference and runs regional and local seminars and workshops on how to use remote sensing for environmental studies.
The AARSE website publishes contact details of council members, news about developments in remote sensing that are relevant to Africa and a list of events among other information.
This informal network, part of the University of Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health, brings together over 100 organisations working to promote and scale up adoption of practices and technologies that improve drinking water quality for vulnerable populations.
By providing information and promoting independent research, the network aims to reduce water-related diseases by promoting water treatment and safe water storage at the household level. The website provides an overview of the network, working groups and guiding principles. It lists participating organisations and relevant events, and publishes a monthly newsletter.
UNEDRA promotes collaboration among African universities in disaster risk reduction using remote sensing and geoinformation.
It publishes online training courses, runs regional workshops and provides advice on curricula development, among other activities. Information on its activities and achievements is made available through the UNEDRA website together with a list of participating universities and contact information for organisations wishing to join the network.