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West Africa

SERVIR West Africa promotes the use of publicly available satellite imagery and related geospatial tools and products to help key stakeholders and decision makers in the region make more informed decisions in four areas: agriculture and food security; water security; weather and climate resilience; and ecosystems and carbon management. To accelerate outcomes in these service areas, SERVIR West Africa is also developing innovative financial instruments.

Implementer: The SERVIR West Africa hub consortium is led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), with their main regional offices in Bamako, Mali. ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Additional consortium members include:

  • African Regional Institute for Geospatial Information Science and Technology (AFRIGIST)
  • Agrometeorology, Hydrology and Meteorology (AGRHYMET) Regional Center
  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services (CERSGIS)
  • Centre de Suivi Ecologique (Ecological Monitoring Center) (CSE)
  • Institut Superieur D’Etudes Spatiale et Telecommunications (Higher Institute for Space Studies and Telecommunications) (ISESTEL)
  • Columbia University
  • University of Florida

SERVIR West Africa’s current program launched under the leadership of ICRISAT in 2022. Previously, the hub was implemented by the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) subsidiary, the Agrometeorology, Hydrology and Meteorology (AGRHYMET) Regional Center in Niamey, Niger, with the support of Tetra Tech, Inc. from 2016 to 2022.

Countries: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal