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.

SERVIR-West Africa was officially launched on July 14, 2016. For more information, see:
https://www.servirglobal.net/Global/Articles/Article/2509/servir-connecting-space-to-village-in-west-africa .

Emil A. Cherrington
NASA / SERVIR-West Africa Regional Science Coordination Lead
Earth System Science Center - University of Alabama in Huntsville
National Space Science & Technology Center, Room 1016
320 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805
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