SERVIR West Africa Team

Hub team members are in charge of day-to-day on-site operations: gathering end-user requirements, collecting and processing the necessary data, combining it with ground observations, and getting the results quickly into the hands of national environmental management and disaster response leaders.

    Issifou Alfari

    Issifou Alfari

    AGRHYMET Co-Chief of Party

    As Co-Chief of Party, Issifou Alfari is the principal institutional liaison between Tetra Tech and CILSS/AGRHYMET, as well as the Principal Coordinator with Hub institutions. He co-manages SERVIR WA activities with the Tetra Tech Co-Chief of Party. He is also in charge of Strategic Planning and Institutional Outreach.

      Marc Dawson

      Marc Dawson

      Tetra Tech Co-Chief of Party

      As Co-Chief of Party (COP), Marc Dawson is responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of SERVIR-West Africa and serves as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. Together, the COPs represent the hub in regional and wider contexts and are responsible for the hub’s activities. Working with his AGRHYMET counterpart, Issifou Alfari, he is responsible for ensuring

        Mamane Bako

        Mamane Bako

        Data and Science Co-Lead

        Mamane Bako , in close collaboration with his co-lead counterpart, is the main technical expert in the hub and primary technical contact with NASA's scientific team. He has the primary operational responsibility to support AGRHYMET and partners in improving awareness and access to geospatial data, products, and tools through appropriate platforms; developing new high-quality data at the user's

          Paul Bartel

          Paul Bartel

          Data and Science Co-Lead

          Paul Bartel, in close collaboration with his co-lead counterpart, is the main technical expert in the hub and primary technical contact with NASA's scientific team. He has the primary operational responsibility to support AGRHYMET and partners in improving awareness and access to geospatial data, products, and tools through appropriate platforms; developing new high-quality data at the user's

            Saliou Gaye Ndoye

            Saliou Gaye Ndoye

            User Engagement Lead

            As the User Engagement Lead, Saliou Gaye Ndoye undertakes a broad set of technical tasks to support the development of studies, assessments, and trainings for end-users of geospatial and earth observation services, tools and applications, including sectoral studies specific to the priority sustainable development areas of the SERVIR-West Africa

              Issaka Lona

              Issaka Lona

              Hydrology and Water-Related Natural Disasters / Weather and Climate for Food Security and Natural Resource Management Thematic Lead

              In charge as thematic lead on food security, water resources, agriculture and natural disasters related to water and climate, I work closely with the Science and Data and User Engagement leads in the identification and design of services focused on user requests related to my theme.

                Djibo Soumana

                Djibo Soumana

                Land Use Land Cover and Natural Resources Management Thematic Lead

                I am responsible for operationalizing the Land Use Land Cover service. I also work on natural resources management in collaboration with the Data and Science Co-Leads and the User Engagement Lead.

                  Idrissa Halidou Maiga

                  Idrissa Halidou Maiga

                  Entomologist / Programme Manager

                  Within the framework of SERVIR-West Africa, the Entomologist's role is the scientific coordination of the "Locust Monitoring" service development for a timely localization of areas at risk of Desert Locust outbreaks, for early warning and preventive management of the plague in West Africa.

                    Mariama Nouhou Koutcha

                    Mariama Nouhou Koutcha

                    Climate Change and Land Use / Service Planning Consultant

                    Mariama Nouhou Koutcha provides support in the preparation of materials to be incorporated into the various service planning and design activities of SERVIR-West Africa, including technical assistance on assessing needs of services, development of a background paper for the Land Use Land Cover

                      Moussa Sayo Issoufou

                      Moussa Sayo Issoufou

                      Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

                      As M&E Specialist, I develop and maintain the SERVIR WA’s M&E Plan; manage the data collection and analysis process; and provide technical staff with regular feedback, information, and statistics that provide insight into the level of progress achieved and areas where more effort may be required to meet project objectives and targets.

                        Abdoul Aziz BOUBACAR MAINASSARA

                        Abdoul Aziz BOUBACAR MAINASSARA

                        Communication Lead

                        I am in charge of all the aspects related to program communication and its visibility. I assure the design of all communication tools, entertainment and social networking websites. I also mobilize media during events of the SERVIR-West Africa program. I implement a photo library for the program, and work in close collaboration with the Monitoring and

                          Henri Songoti

                          Henri Songoti

                          Geospatial Information Technology Expert

                          In his role as Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) Expert, Henri Songoti is improving GIT at AGRHYMET and collaborating with other members of the SERVIR-West Africa consortium on satellite data acquisition systems, data processing and data dissemination through platforms, training, and software and platform development.

                            Mahamane Rabilou Abdou

                            Mahamane Rabilou Abdou

                            Finance, Grant and Operations Manager

                            As the SERVIR-West Africa Finance, Grant & Operations Manager, Mahamane Rabilou Abdou is in charge of the administrative, financial & contractual aspects of the program.

                              Ms. Fatoumata Jean Daouda

                              Ms. Fatoumata Jean Daouda

                              Admin & Finance Assistant

                              My work within the SERVIR-West Africa team is mainly based on Administration, Finances, Operations, and Procurements. It is planned that I will also deal with the contractual aspects of grants.

                                Rabiou MAHAMANE

                                Rabiou MAHAMANE

                                Assistant in Computer Maintenance and Telecommunications

                                I am responsible for diagnosis and preventive and curative maintenance of all the computer equipment (microcomputers, servers, printers, photocopiers, network and telecommunication installations, etc.) and related facilities. I ensure the good function of all meeting rooms on IT aspects (computers, video projector, internet, local network ...). I provide