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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SERVIR recognized for 'connecting space to village'

March 10, 2017

On March 8, 2017, the American Astronautical Society (AAS) presented the 2016 Earth Science and Applications Award to SERVIR for outstanding achievement in Earth or Environmental Sciences.

Keeping a high-tech watch over green space

March 2, 2017

It is critically important to measure and monitor our planet’s forests and green spaces, not only because they provide habitat for wildlife and sustain forest communities, but also because they take in large amounts of carbon and release oxygen.

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