The Copernicea project holds a training session on ecosystem carbon account, June 8 - 11, 2021


The Sahara and Sahel Observatory is organizing, on June 8-11, 2021, a training session on the bio carbon account as part of the Regional Cooperation project for New Ecosystem Accounting Indicators in Africa - Copernicea, implemented in partnership with the French Development Agency.

This is a tutorial (Kangaré) based practical and interactive training allowing participants to carry out data processing and calculations necessary for the production of accounts themselves. The main purpose of this training is to build the capacity of experts from the Project Management Unit and national partners in the development of the ecosystem carbon account. This session will be followed by the training on the ecosystem water account by the end of June 2021.

More than 40 participants of different backgrounds (statisticians, foresters, geomatics specialists) took part in the works of day one of the workshop that was opened by Mrs. Fatou MAR, Coordinator of the Land Department.

Copernicea is a pilot project funded by the French Development Agency and aims to establish a national and regional network for sharing and exchanging information and data useful and necessary for Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounting - ENCA. The structures holding or producing information and data will have to pool them and improve their accessibility for a wide variety of users. These data will be aligned together, available and integrated into the ecosystem accounts. Its ambition is to significantly contribute to meet the sustainable development challenges in line with the 2011-2020 strategic plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the 2030 sustainable development agenda, in particular through targets 15.9, 15.3 and 17.19 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).