West Africa Nodal Office (GLP-NOWA)

Scientific and Innovation Pole

University Felix Houphouet Boigny (UFHB)
Ivory Coast

Focus on: Research and training on land systems and related discipline (Climate Change, Biodiversity, and landscape ecology) at the national and regional levels, on behalf of the GLP and Future Earth.

People in This Office




Socio-anthropological Field Researcher (Consultancy)

Rainforest Foundation UK

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Friday, June 9, 2017

This research aims to observe and document local social and institutional practices and processes relating to the establishment of community forests, and from this to capture learnings and propose best practices and effective methodologies and tools for use in RFUK’s community forests project in DRC.

Research Coordinator at IFPRI Africa

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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Friday, March 31, 2017

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified Research Coordinator I for the West and Central Africa Office for a two-year, fixed-term appointment. This position will be based in Dakar, Senegal.


July 27, 2017

GLP Member Mahmoud Ibrahim-Mahmoud and his colleagues write the scale and pace of new transportation projects, and the profound environmental changes they could bring, underscore a dire need for proactive land-use planning, capacity building, and environmental assessment in the nations of Equatorial Africa. 

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March 13, 2017

The Global Forest Watch (GFW) Small Grants Fund is seeking applicants to use GFW’s near real-time data in efforts to combat illegal or unwanted deforestation through enforcement and advocacy. The Small Grants Fund aims to promote impact, uptake and innovative use of GFW – an online platform for monitoring forests – by civil society.


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GLP Member Research in the News

March 7, 2017

As climate change brings with it increased extreme weather events, one of the pressing issues for Africa’s farmers will be how to address these challenges. One dimension to be factored in is that men and women farmers are responding to the pressures differently. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked GLP Member Grace Villamor about her research on gender-specific responses by farmers in Benin.

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GLP News

February 16, 2017

GLP is currently seeking to nominate new SSC members starting June 1, 2017. The Global Land Programme (GLP) is an interdisciplinary community of science and practice fostering the study of land systems and the co-design of solutions for global sustainability and a Global Research Project (GRP) of the Future Earth international research platform.

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