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Second capacity development workshop of the UNFCCC West Africa Project

20-25 April 2015, Kumasi, Ghana

The second training workshop of the UNFCCC West Africa Project will be held from 20-25 April in Kumasi, Ghana. This workshop follows the first training workshop held in February 2015, and is part of an ongoing three-year project. 

The workshop, led by the U.S. Department of Interior in cooperation with FAO, will bring together representatives from relevant ministries and institutions with a role in the GHG inventory development of Ghana, with a focus on tools and statistical capacity development to improve GHG emissions estimates in agriculture, forestry and the land use sectors. 

The training will focus on the use of satellite imagery, remote sensing classification processes, aimed at further developing the technical capability of national experts to produce land use change geospatial maps that can be used for GHG emission reporting requirements. FAO will contribute its significant experience through its UNREDD Programme and the new geospatial analysis tools Collect Earth and Open Foris

Participants will analyze official national statistics and identify key national processes relevant to data gathering, identification and analysis for agriculture, forestry and land use, using the FAOSTAT Emissions database and its associated tools to develop a reference Tier 1 Inventory in support of adequate, consistent, complete, and transparent inventory data.

The West Africa Project project was developed by the UNFCCC in collaboration with other partners such as FAO, UNDP/UNEP, the United States Department of the Interior (US-DoI), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA), the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI),and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in response to the request for assistance in  national greenhouse gas inventory reporting by seven west African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, and Togo. 

The FAO contribution is supported by a collaboration between Natural Resources, Statistics and Forestry Divisions.