SERVIR-West Africa hosted an international meeting on Land Classification and Methodologies, from 4 – 8 June, 2018 in Accra, Ghana, under the auspices of the Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel (CILSS) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
During the conference, researchers from West Africa, the United States and Europe reviewed existing land cover maps/data for West Africa, and compared land use/land change classification systems, discussing their cross-relationships in West Africa. A set of recommendations on classification systems and methodologies consistent with regional requirements and specifications was developed.
During the meeting, START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow presented the role of the Global Observation of Forest Cover and Land Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) program’s regional networks in developing capacity to access and use data in West Africa.
Meeting presentations, documentation and photos are available on the Agrhymet website.