Nigeria, Other AU Countries Collaborate To Address Environmental Challenges


By Ijeoma Olorunfemi

Nigeria and 39 other AU countries on Monday collaborate to ameliorate environmental issues bedeviling the continent using Earth Observation Satellite data for policy making.

The countries gathered in Abuja for the second edition of the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) and Western Africa Regional Exchange workshop under African Union Commission.

The three-day workshop was being organised by the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) in collaboration with University of Ghana and Centre de Suivi Écologique de Kenya (CSE-Environmental Monitoring Centre).

Dr Halilu Shaba, Director-General of NASRDA, said the workshop gathered experts to evaluate areas of insecurity and monitoring of the environment.

Shaba said that insecurity was a common problem among African countries and Earth Observation (EO) had been able to provide data to monitorthe movements of bandits.

In the area of environmental sustainability, Shaba said that in…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria