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GeoAction Africa is a ground-breaking initiative by the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) in collaboration with AGFUND, the Arab Gulf Development Programme. Our mission is to harness the power of geospatial technology to address the urgent challenges of climate change in Africa. Through the use of advanced mapping techniques, satellite imagery, and remote sensing data, we are working towards creating a resilient and sustainable future for the continent.
GeoAction Africa facilitates the research, documentation, and insights on the available commercial resources of geospatial data, tools, services, and solutions to help support African countries in actively implementing their national adaptation plans (NAPs). actively implement their national adaptation plans (NAPs).
Why GeoAction Africa?
Africa is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Innovative solutions are needed to tackle this pressing issue. GeoAction Africa brings geospatial expertise, climate action, and community empowerment together to drive positive change across the continent. By leveraging advanced mapping techniques, Earth observation data, and geospatial analytics, it will be possible to provide valuable insights that can feed into the climate action plans of African stakeholders.
Enhance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)
GeoAction Africa aims to increase awareness of the role of geospatial data, services, and products in developing improved and robust NAPs. By integrating geospatial information, countries can effectively adapt to climate change and build resilience.
Address Access Challenges
GeoAction Africa raises awareness of the challenges and opportunities of accessing geospatial data, tools, products, and services in Africa. Bridging the geospatial data divide is crucial for informed decision-making and sustainable development.
Survey on Geospatial Capabilities
WGIC conducted a survey, the results of which will be used to produce a report identifying geospatial capabilities for climate action in Africa. The insights obtained through the survey will play a key role in shaping future strategies and implementing evidence-based interventions across the continent.