G4AW Information meeting Second call

Netherlands Space Office (NSO) will organize a G4AW information meeting for the second call of the public tender on 11th of September, 2014 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands Space Office is responsible for the implementation of this programme. G4AW supports projects to improve food security in partner countries.The projects are aimed to improve sustainable food production and to increase the use efficiency of inputs like seeds, fertilizer, pesticides and water in agriculture by providing satellite information based products and services to farmers, pastoralists and fishermen. Satellite data can help to generate reliable, timely and frequent information facilitating better decision making by food producers. Partnerships between the private and public sector are the basis for developing new projects.

After the first round of the G4AW Facility,  the second call for proposals will be published later in the summer of 2014.

During the G4AW information meeting, the objectives and partly revised policies for the second call will be presented. Attention will be paid to tips and tricks for developing a good G4AW project. For example: What is a strong partnership? Who are the interested parties in different countries? How do you bridge the last mile? What is a strong business case? What do food producers want? How do proposals contribute to development goals and create business opportunities?


11 September 2014 (14.00-18.00u)


New Babylon Meeting Center  (Anna van Buerenplein 29, 2595 DA, The Hague, near Central Station)


14:00u Welcome and introduction of G4AW (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

14:10u Leveraging ICT in agriculture: reaching the Last Mile (BoP Innovation Center)
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14:40u Building international partnerships and business cases (Rabobank)
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15:00u Presentation G4AW projects from the first call (Applicants of G4AW awarded projects) 
Download presentation – G4INDO (Stichting  DLO)
Download presentation – SUM-Africa (EARS Earth Environment Monitoring BV)
Download presentation – GIACIS (ITC University of Twente)
Download presentation – CommonSense (Stichting  DLO)

15:20u Coffee & networking break

15:40u Policy rules G4AW 2014 call (Netherlands Space Office)
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16:10u Finding your partner: G4AW matchmaking (Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP)
Download presentation – Finding your partner within G4AW (Netherlands Water Partnership)
Download presentation – The Global Vegetation Database 3.0 (WaterWatch Foundation)

16:30u Q&A

16:50u Networking Drinks 

During the networking drinks, you will have the opportunity to meet with advisors from NSO and NWP. They will share their experience in the G4AW partner countries and exchange ideas and contacts.

Registration and applicants

Please register before September 8th by sending an email to Bianca Dijk (b.dijk@nwp.nl)

The applicants list can be found here.