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What is GMES and Africa

The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) and Africa Programmee is a joint initiative co-funded by the African Union Commission and the European Union. It is an Earth Observation system designed to respond to global needs to manage the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. It is user-centric and provides services for the environment and security, as well as information for policy makers, scientists, businesses and the public.

 

Key Objectives

  • Maintaining, improving and sustaining local, institutional, human and technical capacities for accessing and using Earth Observation (EO) data and services for sustainable socioeconomic development,

  • Contributing to the implementation of the African Space Policy and Strategy, in particular on Earth Observation; and

  • Providing decision-makers with information and tools needed for the implementation of sustainable socioeconomic development at the continental, regional and national levels.

Road to GMES

 

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Partners

Ethiopian Geospatial Information Insititute (EGII)
Ethiopian Geospatial Information Insititute (EGII)

Responsible for cartographic mapping & remote sensing activities. http://emageoportal.gov.et      

Makerere University (MU)
Makerere University (MU)

Located in Kampala, its Uganda's largest and third-oldest institution of higher. Their role in the project is to offer capacity building. https://www.mak.ac.ug

Rwanda Water and Forest Authority
Rwanda Water and Forest Authority

Its role is to implement policies, laws, strategies and Government decisions related to the management of forests and natural water resources. http://www.rwfa.rw    

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