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Connecting space to village: towards a regional Earth Observations marketplace in West Africa



Seminar series

Integrating Earth Observations into Environmental Decision-Making through Holistic Approaches: SERVIR West Africa

Explore the redesigned SERVIR Global website

Visit SERVIR’s newly redesigned websitewhich showcases the breadth and impact of SERVIR’s global network.

SERVIR combines cutting-edge science and data from NASA with development expertise from USAID to connect space to village. Our work in Africa, Asia, and Latin America supports locally led efforts to strengthen climate resilience, food and water security, forest and carbon management, and air quality.

First Continental Forum of the second phase of the GMES and Africa

From November 27 to 30, 2023, SERVIR West Africa was highly represented to the first Continental Forum of the second phase of the GMES and Africa held in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt).

The forum gathered about 200 participants from a range of backgrounds of Earth Observations services and partners in Africa. Dr. Paul BARTEL, Chief of Party, SERVIR West Africa made a presentation on the

importance of communities of practice to enhance knowledge sharing.


Photo: Tiksa Negeri, Reuters.

Empowering West Africa Against Locust Threats: Harnessing the Expertise of Women Scientists

Integrating Satellite Data with Local Knowledge for Community Empowerment

Agriculture and food security (AFS)

Agriculture is the base of the economy of West Africa, which, as the World Bank asserts, provides livelihoods for most of the vulnerable population…

Land use land cover change and ecosystems (LUE)

Landscape management is associated with major challenges and opportunities throughout West Africa…

Water and water-related disasters (WRD)

Water scarcity and excess are the major constraints to sustainable livelihoods in the Sahel and West Africa. They usually result in floods and droughts…

Weather and climate (WAC)

West Africa is prone to high variability in seasonal weather. This is exacerbated by climate change, which increases the severity and frequency of this variation. Traditional means…

Financial instruments (FIS)

Financial Instruments (FIS) is a new service area proposed by SERVIR West Africa for 2022-2027 to build EO services that leverage stakeholders’ access to financial resources across…


The SERVIR Global Network

SERVIR consists of five regional hubs: SERVIR Amazonia, SERVIR Eastern & Southern Africa, SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH), SERVIR Mekong, and SERVIR West Africa. The hubs work closely with each other and affiliated USAID missions, project partners, and NASA.
Capacity Building

Capacity Building

SERVIR puts science at the service of society by building the capacity of regional and national organizations that have demonstrated their ability to work with governments and people and have the capacity to use Earth observation data to understand, predict, and act at the local and regional levels.


A joint initiative of NASAUSAID, and leading geospatial organisations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, SERVIR partners with countries in these regions to address critical challenges in climate change, food security, water and related disasters, land use, and air quality. Using satellite data and geospatial technology, SERVIR co-develops innovative solutions through a network of regional hubs to improve resilience and sustainable resource management at local, national and regional scales.


c/o ICRISAT West and Central Africa Region Hub,
Samanko Station, Route de la Guinée,
P.O. Box 320, Bamako, Mali