West Africa Nodal Office (GLP-NOWA)

Scientific and Innovation Pole

University Felix Houphouet Boigny (UFHB)
Abidjan
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

 

Jobs

 

Mapping the different types of forest of the Congo Basin by high resolution satellite remote sensing

Université catholique de Louvain

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

The successful applicants for this position with the Université catholique de Louvain will be in charge of the necessary satellite remote sensing development and of the production of national forest maps for the 10 countries of the Congo Basin (Central Africa).

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.

News

 
October 30, 2017

The ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Land Cover team have developed a map based on 1 year of Sentinel-2A observations from December 2015 to December 2016.

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GLP News

September 28, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 20! GLP is currently seeking to nominate new SSC members starting January 1, 2018. 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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August 19, 2017

GLP Member Mahmoud Ibrahim-Mahmoud published a piece in Tropical Conservation Science that showcases how scientists can engage governments meaningfully on the science of road ecology, infrastructure development and environmental sustainability conversations in Africa.

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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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