Welcome to landing page for the GPSDD project on SDG 6.6.1 Wetlands extents monitoring for Uganda.

Project introduction

The objective of this project is to explore the potential of earth observation (EO) satellite data for taking stock of and monitoring wetlands, a vital component of the global water resources ecosystem. This activity will pilot design and development of a user friendly digital system for use by the Ugandan Ministry of Water and Environment, to enable national authorities to generate spatial time series statistical data for taking inventory and monitoring national wetland resources train the government on its use and produce a roadmap for scaling to other countries of East Africa. This is a unique attempt to demonstrate the potential of satellite-derived EO data to provide a full national wetland inventory in Uganda, which has been a pilot country for monitoring of SDG Target 6.6. The project is funded by the Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) with support from the World Bank's Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB) with generous contribution by Department for International Development (DFID), Irish Aid, and Korea.

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