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Sustainable Development Goals Mapping

Sustainable Development Goals Mapping

The service Sustainable Development Goals Mapping responds to the need to overcome the lack of nationally and locally explicit data to regularly monitor and report on sustainable development goals in Africa, and additionally inform decisions and investments in these levels. While worldwide, a variety of toolkits (platforms, data portals, dashboards …) harnessing Earth observation data and Geospatial information are being successfully used in the SDG processes, effectively contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, the results and outputs they provide are not always relevant at national and local levels in particular in the context of Africa.

The pilot project focuses on Senegal to set up a data platform (web portal) that harnesses the power of Earth observation data, complemented by administrative and socio-economic data and leverages existing assets and initiatives to derive biophysical and socio-economic indices and information relevant to selected SDG indicators. Beneficiaries and end users include national and local institutions in charge of collecting data, tracking progress, and reporting on SDGs and other multilateral environmental agreements, and departmental and municipal administrations such as technical agents in charge of data processing and analysis.

The first stage defines an initial action plan and priority environment-related SDG indicators. Ultimately, the service will be up-scaled to other sectors and geographical areas.

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..

Contact

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

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