The GMES & Africa Support Programme is organising the offical grant award ceremony and a capacity building workshop for the successful consortia (Regional Implementation Centres) of GMES & Africa , from 28th November to 1st December 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d`Ivoire.
The event takes place in the frame of the 5th EU-Africa Summit.
From 27 proposals received 13 have been selected for contract award. The evaluation has been performed by the Evaluation Committee of the African Union Commission (AUC) and a team of assessors, consisting of a broad-based cohort of African experts. The Committee comprises officials of various stakeholder departments of the AUC.
The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES & Africa) Support Programme is the result of the longstanding cooperation between Africa and Europe in the area of space science & technology, which is one of the key priorities of the long-term EU-Africa Joint Strategy. GMES & Africa Support Programme is administered by the African Union Commission through the Human Resource, Science and Technology (HRST) Commission and supported by a technical assistance team lead by GAF AG. The programme is designed to address the growing needs of African countries to access and use Earth Observation (EO) data for the implementation of sustainable development policies on the continent.Tags: GMES, africa, EU-Africa Summit