• AGRICAB : AGRICAB aims to develop a framework for enhancing earth observation capacity to support agriculture and forestry management in Africa. The project aims at improving and sustaining capacity for data access, agrometeorological modeling, early warning, agricultural statistics, livestock monitoring and forest mapping. These components are developed through specific case studies in Senegal, Kenya, Tunisia, Mozambique, South Africa and Niger, leading to dedicated training actions capitalizing on the findings.

  • AfriGEOSSThe AfriGEOSS initiative, developed within the GEO framework, will strengthen the link between the current GEO activities with existing capabilities and initiatives in Africa and will provide the necessary framework for countries and organizations to access and leverage on-going bilateral and multilateral EO-based initiatives across Africa, thereby creating synergies and minimizing duplication for the benefit of the entire continent.

  • AfricoverThe Africover project, on which the GLCN programme has built its success, was established to develop a digital georeferenced database on land cover and a geographic referential for the whole of Africa including geodetical homogeneous referential, toponomy, roads and hydrography. 

  • ESA GlobCoverGlobCover is an ESA initiative which began in 2005 in partnership with JRC, EEA, FAO, UNEP, GOFC-GOLD and IGBP. The aim of the project was to develop a service capable of delivering global composites and land cover maps using as input observations from the 300m MERIS sensor on board the ENVISAT satellite mission. ESA makes available the land cover maps, which cover 2 periods: December 2004 - June 2006 and January - December 2009.

  • GEOGLAM: The Group on Earth Observations, a partnership of governments and international organizations, developed the Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative in response to the growing calls for improved agricultural information. The goal of GEOGLAM is to strengthen the international community’s capacity to produce and disseminate relevant, timely and accurate forecasts of agricultural production at national, regional and global scales through the use of Earth Observations (EO), which include satellite and ground-based observations. This initiative is designed to build on existing agricultural monitoring programs and initiatives at national, regional and global levels and to enhance and strengthen them through international networking, operationally focused research, and data/method sharing.

  • OpenData for AfricaThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a landmark initiative (The High 5s, within the context of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy) to accelerate Africa's development over the next 10 years. Under this initiative, the High-Five priority areas of focus in Africa—to light up and power Africa, feed Africa, integrate Africa, industrialize Africa, and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa—form a blueprint for African countries to embark on a course of sustainable transformation.The High-Fives application is designed to give periodic information about the performance of African countries in these priority areas and create opportunities for timely corrective action. It is also intended to serve as a unified tool to help track progress in meeting the High 5s agenda within the Bank and in addressing Africa’s transformative agenda. Through the High-Fives application, users can access a wide range of priority-area development data compiled from multiple international and national official sources, perform visual data comparison across time and countries, run ad-hoc analyses, and download results to external formats, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

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