Servir West Africa

In 2016, USAID and NASA announced SERVIR’s expansion with SERVIR-West Africa, implemented by the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) subsidiary, the Agriculture, Hydrology and Meteorology (AGRHYMET) Regional Center, and its consortium partners, with support from Tetra Tech, Inc. Created in 1974, AGRHYMET is a specialized agency of the Permanent Inter-State Committee against Drought in the Sahel (CILSS) serving thirteen member countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. This hub will promote the use of publicly available satellite imagery and related geospatial decision-support tools/products to help key stakeholders and decision makers, especially in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger, and Senegal, make more informed decisions in four areas: agriculture and food security; water resources and hydroclimatic disasters; weather and climate; and land cover and land use change and ecosystems.

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Enhancing Protection of Forests Across the Globe Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites

March 13, 2018

The crucial role forests play in our world cannot be underestimated. To enhance preservation and monitoring of this natural resource, SERVIR and SilvaCarbon launched a series of global workshops this year in West Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, Hindu-Kush Himalaya, and the Lower Mekong region on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) applications.

Strengthening Global Capacity on Synthetic Aperture Radar Applications for Forest Management

February 22, 2018

The first international workshop of the SERVIR SilvaCarbon training series on synthetic aperture radar (SAR) applications was held at AGRHYMET Regional Center in Niamey, Niger, from January 29 - February 2, 2018.