Earth observation technology a tool for women's empowerment

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Bolo Basuti from Botswana at the Space for Women expert meeting held at UN Women in New York. Photo: UN News/Dianne Penn

Earth observation technology can be a tool for women's empowerment as it provides satellite imagery which can help with environmental monitoring: for example, in agriculture or with tracking infectious diseases.

That's the view of Bolo Basuti, a research assistant at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology.

She participated in a recent event in New York organized by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) called Space for Women.

The initiative aims to get more women and girls to study the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and to enter the space sector.

Ms Basuti spoke to Agnese Pastorino.  She began by explaining what is meant by earth observation technology.

Duration: 03:23

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