Firewood and charcoal provide more than 80 percent of energy used in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Agroforestry Centre, with only a small volume produced sustainably. In Ghana, charcoal is a popular choice for cooking and heating in urban areas as it is locally available and by far the cheapest option when compared to electricity, kerosene, and cooking gas.
At a time when high-resolution satellite imagery and geospatial data are readily available to researchers and decision-makers around the world, there is tremendous potential to apply this information to address local challenges related to natural resources, such as managing environmental disasters like floods and drought, and more. The challenge is not the availability of the data but, rather, how to package it in such a way that makes sense to users and can be applied to solve issues in their country or region.
Learning opportunities that support practitioners through formal courses, online resources and other knowledge-sharing events.
Tools & Support
Data and decision-support systems that foster standardized approaches and comparability across projects, countries, and sectors.
Monitor & Report
Resources to assist with tracking progress and results, as well as understanding impact.