GMES- North Africa Consortium training programme on the use of decision support services kicks off, January 13, 2021

13/01/2021

The training session on Earth Observation for SDG 15.3.1 indicator monitoring (Sustainable Development Goal on Land Degradation Neutrality) started this morning as part of the use of the Land Degradation Monitoring Service. The session was opened by Mr. Nabil BEN KHATRA, new Executive Secretary of the OSS, Mr. Bachir SALEY, representing the GMES team on behalf of the African Union and Mrs. Sandrine JAUFFRET in charge of the “LDN Transformative Projects and Programmes” Programme at the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). 

Mrs. JAUFFRET introduced this technical work and gave a presentation on SDG 15.3.1 indicator and the approach that the UNCCD developed for its monitoring-evaluation.

This training is part of the online training program set up by the OSS as part of the GMES & Africa - North Africa Consortium project on the use of the three decision support services: Water, Agriculture and Land Degradation. This program should make it possible to get started with the use of the two service platforms, namely "MISBAR" for the agricultural water use and seasonal agriculture monitoring services and "MISLAND" for the land degradation monitoring service.

All in all, 9 sessions will be convened starting from January 13, 2021: 

  • Land degradation service deployed on the "MISLAND" platform (4 sessions). 

Details of MISLAND sessions and the Registration Form are available on this link

  • Agricultural water use and seasonal agriculture monitoring services, deployed on the "MISBAR" platform (6 sessions). 

Details of MISBAR sessions and the Registration Form are available on this link