The general objective of the programme is to promote the sustainable management of natural, water, marine and coastal resources by providing evidence-based interventions to inform decision making processes.
The specific objective is to improve African policy-makers and planners’ capacities to design, implement and monitor national, regional and continental policies and sustainable management of natural, water, marine and coastal resources through the use of EO data and derived information.
There are five expected results as follows:
Output 1: Access to Earth Observation (EO) data is maintained, improved and sustained.
Output 2: An EO based information service for monitoring and management of Water and Natural Resources adequately informs policy makers and end users.
Output 3: An EO based information service for monitoring and management of Marine & Coastal environments adequately informs policy makers and end users.
Output 4: Capacities of African public institutions and private sector to deal with EO-based information for Land and Marine & Coastal applications are enhanced at regional and national level.
Output 5: Policy makers, administrators, entrepreneurs, scientists and civil society active at regional, national and local levels in Africa are aware of opportunities provided by Earth observation data and geospatial information technologies.
The project budget is 4 000 000 EUR. The period of implementation of the contract will be 46 months.