Workshop on World Environmental Vigilance in Africa

An information workshop on World Environmental Vigilance and Security in Africa, within the framework of the Agenda 2063, approved by 52 heads of State and Governments at the 23rd African Union Summit held in Malabo, in June 2014, was recently held in Libreville, Gabon.

The workshop, which was organised on 12th and 13th April by the African Union Commission, within the framework of the application of the 2063 Agenda, is included within the vision for an Africa which is “integrated, prosperous and peaceful, promoted by its citizens, and representing a dynamic force within a global environment”.

The aim of the initiative is to promote development of the institutional capacity, human resources and local technologies, together with access to the basic operational services of Earth Observation (EO) for the sustainable development of the continent.

The World Environmental Vigilance and Security in Africa is a cooperation initiative between Africa and Europe in the field of world observation, set out in Lisbon on 7th December 2007, during the 2nd EU-Africa Summit.

The initiative allows our continent to use the infrastructures and facilities of the European Copernicus programme.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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