Deadline: 30 September 2020

The GEO-LDN Competition is an international technology innovation competition to design and build software analytics solutions to support more transparent and well-informed land use decisions at the local to national level across the globe.  Winning solutions will be promoted by the GEO-LDN Initiative and the UNCCD for use by all countries committed to set voluntary LDN targets and to monitor and report on SDG Indicator 15.3.1  “Proportion of land that is degraded over total land area”. The winner(s) of the competition will also benefit from financial and technical support valued at USD 100,000 for the transformation of the prototype into an operational and scalable tool, and a 2-year license for free access to use Google Earth Engine (GEE) as part of their solution.

The competition has begun, see below for more information, and be sure to review the full competition rules below. We look forward to receiving your proposal.

The Challenge:

The challenge is to develop a software tool to implement, or support the implementation of a “neutrality mechanism” for LDN within a well-established open source model that allows for trade-off analysis, and which can then be adapted for use by any other such modelling tools.


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