G4AW Towards More Impact - Information meeting Third Call

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Netherlands Space Office are proud to announce the Third Call of The Geodata for Agriculture and Water facility (G4AW). For this occasion NSO organises the workshop 'G4AW Towards More Impact'.

Date: 17 February 2017
Location: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, The Netherlands
(Bezuidenhoutseweg 67, 2594 AC Den Haag)


Programme and presentations:

08.00 Arrival and registration of guests

Block 1

09.00 Welcome by Tjeerd De Vries (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Ruud Grim (Netherlands Space office)

09.15 "Lessons learned", presentation by Mark Noort (HCP International)

09.45 "Monitoring and Evaluation: part 1 & part 2", session lead by Geert van Seggelen (NSO)

10.30 Coffee break

Block 2

11.00 "Access to Finance" session lead by Gera Voorrips (PHB Development)

Block 3

12.15 Lunch and Meet & Greet with the 17 G4AW projects

Block 4

13.30 "ICT in G4AW service development and provision", presentation by Joost van Uum (NSO)

13.45 "Monitoring water productivity by Remote Sensing, from science to reality", presentation by Jippe Hoogeveen (FAO)

14.00 "Gender, the only business case for success", session lead by Marlène van Benthem (NSO)

15.15 Coffee break

Block 5

15.45 Keynote Jeroen Steeghs: Acting head of food- & nutrition security unit Ministry of Foreign Affairs

16.00 Keynote Ger Nieuwpoort: Director Netherlands Space Office

16.15 Third call G4AW announcement and explanation by Ruud Grim (NSO)

17.30 Networking with drinks

19.00 End


The workshop aims to:

  1. Inspire and facilitate potential partnerships for the 3rd call of the G4AW programme with objectives, criteria, and timeline information
  2. Share lessons learned and good practices from G4AW projects and related themes.
  3. Discuss with project managers of the 17 ongoing G4AW projects and experts in the field of finance, gender, water productivity and service development, about chances to strengthen the projects and secure a sustainable service provision.

During this day you will learn what makes a good G4AW project, or better, what makes a sustainable service provision for smallholders. For example: What is a strong partnership? How do you bridge the last mile? What is a strong business case? How to address and incorporate gender? How do you monitor and evaluate your project? How do G4AW proposals contribute to development goals and create business opportunities?


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 smallholders. Satellite data can help to generate reliable, timely and frequent information facilitating better decision making by smallholders. Partnerships between the private and public sector are the basis for developing new services.