The CSSTE consortium holds its first regional workshop on flood monitoring in West Africa

One of the GMES and Africa implementing consortium in West Africa, CSSTE led, holds its first regional technical workshop at the Félix Houphouët-Boigny University's scientific centre in Bingerville, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on on August 14, 2019.



The theme of the regional technical workshop is Flood Monitoring and Assessment Services at Different Scales for West Africa.

The workshop brought together Space and Earth Observation experts, from five countries in the West African sub-region. The experts shared their experiences and views on possible solutions for the prevention and efficient management of the impacts of flood in West Africa.

The results of the workshop will be made available to local committees and target populations (farmers, traders, fishermen), disaster management agencies, meteorological organizations.

The consortium is led by the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Africa (ARCSSTE), based in the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Nigeria. It implements one of the actions under the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security and Africa (GMES & AFRICA) called MIFMASS, for Multi-Scale Flood Monitoring and Assessment Services for West Africa.  

The event was relayed by some of the media houses based in Côte d'Ivoire - Afrique-sur-7, Linfodrome.com, and News.Abidjan.net, which featured how GMES and Africa contributes in managing the impacts of floods in West Africa.

To access the presentations delivered during the Workshop: http://gmes-mifmass.net/mifmass/index.php/resources-2/ or below: 
  • BARRAGE DE BAGRE : Echange d’informations entre partenaires transfrontaliers pour limiter les inondations – Par Founémé A. MILLOGO Ingénieur hydraulicien SONABEL BURKINA FASO Download
  • FLOOD HAZARD ASSESSMENT, FORECASTING AND EARLY WARNING IN GHANA. – Sylvester Darko Hydrological Services Department (HSD) Ghana Download
  • FLOOD MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES IN NIGERIA – Mrs Hadiza Tukur, NIGERIA HYDROLOGICAL SERVICES AGENCY (NIHSA) FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WATER RESOURCES Download
  • Management of Flooding through IWRM – Joachim A. Abungba & Solomon Ofori Sarkodie Water Resources Commission, Abidjan Cote D’ivoire Download
  • Intérêt de la mise en place d’une Plateforme Nationale Pour la Réduction des risques de catastrophe – KAMAN PAUL Spécialiste en Gestion des Risques Consultant Disaster Risque Management, Cote D’Ivoire Download
  • Burkina Faso – Floods informations for rural development in the central region – NONGANA/YAMEOGO S. Gisèle Download
  • Le rôle de l’Agence Nationale de Protection Civile dans la diffusion des alertes d’inondation en REP. du Bénin – Georgino HOUESSOU Chef Département de la Prévention Expert UNDAC Download
  • Services climatiques et prévention des inondations en Côte d’Ivoire: cas d’Abidjan et de la Marahoué en 2018 – Dr DJE KOUAKOU BERNARD Chef de Département climatologie et des Applications Météorologiques à la SODEXAM SODEXAM / Direction de la Météorologie Nationale Download
  • SAP-BENIN: CELLULE INTERINSTITUTIONNELLE DE PRÉVISION ET D’ALERTE – Martial DOSSOU: Expert GRC, Point Focal National du SAP-Bénin Download
  • NIMET’S FORCASTING TOOLS/PRODUCTS AS AIDS TO FLOOD MANAGEMENT – Engr. Mailadi Yusuf Abba Misau, Director Applied Meteorological Services, National Weather Forecasting and Climate Research Centre, Nigerian Meteorological Agency – Abuja Download


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