Adam Lewis is the Managing Director of Digital Earth Africa Establishment Team. With his mission and vision, Dr. Lewis is transforming the way spatial data is organised, prepared and analysed, leading to changes in the way satellite images are processed. Dr. Lewis leads the Digital Earth Africa (DE Africa) programme, an open platform, led and governed by Africans, that is working with global partners to make Earth Observation (EO) data free and accessible to the whole of the continent. The data can be used to inform crucial decision-making that will improve lives and contribute towards a more sustainable future for the continent.
The AfricaConnect3 team spoke to Dr. Lewis about the immense power of EO in building a better future for Africa and the critical role that effective networks like NRENs have in making this happen.