NASA, USAID connect West African villages to space with help of SERVIR program- Watch
SERVIR programme is currently serving more than 40 countries of the world by giving access to satellite imagery and climate and weather information.
New Delhi: NASA in collaboration with US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a five year SERVIR program in West Africa in order to provide satellite imagery help that will lessen the negative impact of climate change in the region. The US space agency is planning to address the climate-sensitive issues of the villages of West Africa through space-based observation.
According to NASA, SERVIR-West Africa, based in Niamey, Niger, is one of four NASA-USAID sponsored centers operating in developing regions of the world. This joint project will make use of NASA's Earth observing satellites for drawing data related to climate and weather.
The team of scientists will then analyze these data and will share a timely information with policy makers, government agencies and other stakeholders in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Niger to address critical regional issues, such as food security and fresh water availability.
SERVIR program is currently serving more than 40 countries of the world by giving access to satellite imagery and climate and weather information.
Watch the video below to understand more about this program.
(Video credit: USAID Video)