Land Degradation in Africa: How worrying is the situation and what should we do?

Abidjan will host on October 3rd-7th, 2022, the Continental Workshop on Land Degradation Monitoring in Africa that will be organized by the OSS in partnership with the African Union and with the financial support of the European Union, and which will bring together decision-makers, researchers and experts from different GMES&Africa consortia and Partner institutions.

This event, perfectly matches with the objectives of the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), and the objectives of Agenda 2063 “The Africa we want”, and will pull together the efforts of African institutions and regional and international organizations working on the topic.

During this meeting, the “Land degradation in Africa: How worrying is the situation and what should we do?" high-level discussion panel, will assess the land degradation situation in Africa and explore the possibilities for their restoration.

Particular attention will be paid to the establishment of a continental land degradation neutrality monitoring system, building on the African institutions’ achievements in the use of EO techniques and tools.

Besides, a consultation framework in line with the approaches and indicators of this system, shall be introduced.

The different sessions of the workshop will establish a participatory framework to guide decision-makers and support natural resource managers.