This fellowship is part of Caribou Digital's space for development program called Caribou Space. We work with governments, space agencies, development agencies and space companies to use space for positive impact on society, economy and environment, for all countries.
Satellites have the potential to inform and enhance humanitarian decision making and risk assessment through the provision of unique geospatial datasets and communications infrastructure. Currently, however, the satellite tools, equipment, insights and information that are deployed are not communicated or distributed to those who need them the most.
Caribou Space, with the support of the FDCO backed Humanitarian Innovation Hub (HIH) is leading an Accelerated Innovation Collaboration (AIC) which will summarise the current state-of-play in the use of satellite technologies for humanitarian purposes. The purpose of this collaboration is to raise awareness of the current gaps in the use of satellites for humanitarian programming and generate actionable recommendations on what more could be done to ensure that satellite-enabled technologies are accessible and appropriate to the humanitarian community.
Caribou Space is hosting a ‘UK HIH Fellow’ and will provide a 12 month research grant for Fellows in order to support their continued work in this vital area. The Fellowship will run from April/May 2021 for a period of 12 months.
The Fellows will be an integral part of the project, supporting the substantive development of the AIC as well as carrying out their own research and sharing findings as part of the project’s communication efforts. Fellows will be expected to spend approximately 50% of their time contributing to the delivery of research and analysis of the current landscape and generating recommendations for further use of satellites for humanitarian purposes. This will involve close collaboration with the project team, following direction of the output leads to develop key project deliverables. Fellows will spend their remaining 50% time pursuing their own research interests within the broad problem space set out in the Background section of this note.
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