SatSummit 2024
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Nicolina Lindblad

Energy Specialist at World Bank. She/Her.


Nicolina Lindblad is an Energy Specialist with the World bank Southern/Eastern Africa Energy unit. She has spent the past 7 years (5 at the Bank) supporting government in the Global South with addressing their most pressing energy access challenges. She was first introduced to the power of geospatial data and analytics during her master’s degree in Sustainable energy engineering, at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. She has since worked closely with governments using GIS to inform sustainable energy pathways, and to boost capacity around the use of geospatial data and analytics to improve data driven decision making, primary across Sub-Saharan Africa. She is always on the lookout for new ways to improve, scale up and increase efficiency in the operations leveraging the latest data and analytics.

On the agenda

  1. Informed Global Climate Investment

    May. 16, 03:00pm
    The South Hub

    Trillions of dollars are required to decarbonize energy infrastructure, build climate-adapted infrastructure, and preserve critical ecosystems. Up to 2/3 of this cost will fall on under-resourced local governments. Donors and private investors will be needed to meet our climate commitments, and these investors will require assurance that their investments are well spent.

    This panel aims to discuss this practical, medium-term, detail-oriented needs and brainstorm ways that EO data and services may help stakeholders put money into the right place and share success stories with stakeholders.


    1. Keith Garrett


    1. Ritesh Gautam, PhD
    2. Nicolina Lindblad
    3. Vanessa Miler-Fels

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  1. NASA Lifelines


  1. Element84

  2. Esri

  3. Impact Observatory

  4. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)