€26.5 million will be dedicated to the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) & Africa initiative. The aim of this project is to support African policy-makers and planners in the promotion of the sustainable management of natural resources through the use of Earth Observation data.
The project will make use of the technology offered by the European Copernicus programme which promotes the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation.
This was announced on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2015, as part of the ‘Pan-African Action Plan’. European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: “The actions launched under the Pan-African programme will allow us to deepen our collaboration with Africa to address common challenges such as violence against women, climate change, as well as the promotion of peace, security, good governance and the development of new technologies.”