12/13 - 12/13
This project is part of
(USAID West Africa Regional): .USAID and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will collaborate with West African countries to provide geospatial data services and strengthen capacity of analysts and decision makers to use geospatial information, including climate information. SERVIR is designed to support USG bilateral investments under the Global Food Security Strategy...FY 2019 activities will include:.Developing demand-driven scalable services using geospatial data in four priority countries cross West Africa, addressing development problems in food security, water and natural resources governance, environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. Working on the Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) in Transboundary Learning Landscapes monitoring platform for illegal artisanal mining and charcoal production. Creating a tool for monitoring deforestation, urbanization and agricultural expansion in Ghana..Characterizing suitable areas for the replication of successful forest regeneration in Niger...Providing institutional support for the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel/Agrometeorology, Hydrology, and Meteorology Regional Center (CILSS/AGRHYMET). ..USAID and NASA are partnering with AGRHYMET to prepare it to become a regional hub for geospatial technology and analyses and center of excellence on environmental issues, sustainable land and resource management. ..This activity directly addresses JSP Goal 1 by increasing the capacity of governments to address significant challenges and crises such as natural disasters, food insecurity, water scarcity, and land degradation, which can exacerbate political instability and social unrest. It supports participating countries' journey to self-reliance by providing data and data products to national level decision makers for improved policy formulation and resource allocation that contribute to national economic development. .