💬 “There’s a lot of people who are making decisions that affect our day to day lives, that don’t understand the data, nor the technology that is influencing those decisions” Steven Ramage
This is a conversation with Steven Ramage
🎙️ Steven leads global stakeholder engagement and external relations for the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), an intergovernmental partnership promoting the value and usefulness of Earth observations (EO) for research, policy, decisions and action. He has worked in the private sector and consulted for the World Bank and the United Nations.
🎧 In this episode, Steven talks about the important work that the Group on Earth Observations known as GEO is doing. GEO is an intergovernmental partnership working to improve the availability, access and use of open Earth observations, including satellite imagery, remote sensing and in situ data, to impact policy and decision making in a wide range of sectors. Earth observations play a major role in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For example, GEO makes available Earth observations in support of effective policy responses for climate change adaptation, mitigation and other specific provisions, working with partners to enhance global observation systems for climate action. Also, Earth observations contribute to disaster preparedness and better mitigation and response.
When it comes to getting stakeholder buy-in for your idea, project or partnership Steven shared two important factors with us that will create action from your data – the first is use the power of storytelling and the second, is to use the language of the decision-maker. We all have our own acronyms and vernacular, but if we can’t transcend these to speak someone else’s language then we will miss out on important opportunities. And when it comes to climate change, we can’t avoid to miss these.
This is the Infinite Leaders series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how Digital Transformation, Data and Artificial Intelligence can promote, provide engagement and deliver environmental sustainability.