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Bridging Actions for GMES and AFRICA

Objective

"The “GMES and Africa” initiative establishes a long term partnership between European and African stakeholders, accordingly to the Lisbon Declaration, to work together on the development and implementation of Earth Observation (EO) applications based on African requirements. The process is implemented in the wide context of the Africa-EU partnership aiming for sustainable development and increment of scientific cooperation. “GMES and Africa” strengthens Africa’s capacity and ownership of EO activities and acknowledges the importance of past and present programmes, recognising the need to coordinate actions to avoid duplication, increase synergies and enhance complementarities.

“Bridging Actions for GMES & Africa” (BRAGMA) will support and facilitate the necessary dialogue to implement the process, through improved coordination and adequate information flow and dissemination strengthening the partnership via the following actions:

 Keep building momentum for “GMES and Africa Action Plan” (GAAP) through validation and reviewing processes;
 Reinforcing the coordination group of stakeholders and entities responsible for leading the initiative and contributing to in-loco support aligned with the implementation mechanisms agreed in the GAAP;
 Supporting the role of the Expert Team (defined by the “GMES and Africa Strategic Document” at Hammamet, November 2010) on a sustainable basis;
 Promoting and creating wider international awareness of results and likely impact of relevant FP7 projects and current and planned ""GMES and Africa"" related activities;
 Facilitate the capacity for selected African experts to attend key coordination events and conferences;
 Organise ""GMES and Africa"" major awareness events in Africa;
 Provide reviews of how GMES services could contribute to needs identified in the GAAP."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO CIENTIFICA TROPICAL
Address
Rua Da Junqueira 30
1349 007 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 341 972
Administrative Contact
Morgado Ana (Dr.)

Participants (10)

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 80 785
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincent Bousquet (Mr.)
MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 56 924
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francois Kervyn (Dr.)
PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 60 990
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Lang (Dr.)
DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 80 785
Address
Meiring Naude Road 53 Csir Campus
0001 Brummeria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tumisang Sebitloane (Ms.)
THE NATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR REMOTE SENSING & SPACE SCIENCES
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 83 460
Address
Josef Tito St 23 Nozaha El Gidida Alfmaskan
11769 Cairo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Islam Abou El-Magd (Dr.)
CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES DETELECOMMUNICATIONS
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 73 830
Address
Rouad Road Km 3 5 Telecommunication Technology City El Ghazala
2088 Ariana
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rached Hamza (Prof.)
National Space Research and Development Agency
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 44 940
Address
Pyakassa Junction Airport Road Obasanjo Space Centre Garki
900107 Abuja
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ganiyu Ishola Agbaje (Dr.)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 48 150
Address
Harambee Avenue, New Jogoo House B,
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Mwangi (Dr.)
IIMC INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 96 300
Address
East Wall Road 128 Docklands Innovation Park 13
3 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Cunningham (Mr.)
AAVANZ - INOVACAO UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 30 495
Address
Edificio Icat Campus Da Faculdade De Ciencias
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nuno Cunha