GFOI Side Event at COP-27 "Forests in Africa – How satellites support climate actions"

9 November, 16:45 -18:15 in Room Memphis
09 November 2022 - 09 November 2022

Join the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) side event at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) on 9 November, 16:45 -18:15, in Room Memphis.

The event is organized by the GFOI’s leading partner the European Space Agency in cooperation with other research organizations and will put a spotlight on African forests and on how satellites support climate actions.



Opening Remarks, Mariko Harada (JAXA), Frank Martin Seifert (ESA)

Global Observations for Africa           

  • Systematic Observations from Space, Frank Martin Seifert (ESA), Hiroshi Suto (JAXA)
  • Capacity development and improvements for African forest monitoring, Martin Herold (GFZ)

Forests in Africa          

  • NFMS to support GHG reporting in Mozambique, Joaquim Macuacua (National Directorate of Forestry in Mozambique)
  • Assessment and monitoring of forest cover in the Republic of Congo, Carine Saturnine Milandou (Head of CNIAF - National Forest Inventory and Management Centre, Republic of Congo)
  • Kenya's Forest Sector National Forest Monitoring System, Ms. Faith Mutwiri (Assistant Conservator of Forests, Kenya Forest Services)

Panel Discussion with all the speakers          

Closing Remark