Africa presents united front and calls for action at COP22

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Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 November 2016 – The 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) kick-started Monday, 7 November in Marrakesh (Morocco).

A collaborative partnership between the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) established the Africa Pavilion in the blue zone of the COP22 village, dedicated to engagement, networking and dialogue. The Pavilion also aims to provide a platform for the voices of the continent to be heard.

Minister of Environment and Tourism of the Republic of Namibia Visited MESA exhibition

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Farmers, women and youth representatives, scientists, policy as well as decision makers were gathered in Windhoek, Namibia for the third Africa Drylands Week (08-12 August 2016) conference.The conference aimed at promoting sustainable development in drylands on the continent, the five-day conference also discussed the impacts of drought, youth emigration from the continent, and impacts of these and other dryland factors on peace and stability in individual countries and in Africa at large.

Stories of Success in MESA exhibited during the 6th Africa Water Week

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The sixth Africa Water Week opened in Dar-es- Salaam on Monday 18 July 2016 with a call for African scientists to actively participate in research and capacity building on the continent. During this event The Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) project has exhibited stories of success in MESA. MESA utilizes EO and satellite technologies to generate critical products and information services for socio-economic development of African people as well as sustainable environmental management.

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The sixth Africa Water Week opened in Dar-es- Salaam on Monday 18 July 2016
The West African Savannah is prone to wildfire. Earth Observation technologies
Using Short Message Service (SMS) of ocean conditions, the Monitoring for
Plant diseases and pests have significant impact on the production of crops and