The Application of Remote Sensing for Integrated Management of Ecosystems and Water Resources in Africa
The project develops a process that will enable African countries to access and use satellite data and information and communication technologies. This includes Internet, Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to monitor, assess and manage Ecosystems and Water Resources.
The aim of the project is to promote biodiversity conservation, so as to aid sustainable development and to help alleviate poverty in Africa.
The initial targeted participating countries are those hosting the relevant UNESCO Chairs and those with communications and remote sensing facilities, with a view of enlarging participating at a later stage.
The following countries are participating in the project:
New UNESCO Chair at the University of Abomey-Calavi
27-05-2006 - On 27 may 2006, the Rector of the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin signs an agreement with UNESCO, transforming the International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (CIPMA) in a UNESCO CHAIR. By that nomination, UNESCO recognizes CIPMA as a center of excellence representing the values of the Organization.