MyCOE / SERVIR Fellow-Mentor Program for GIS in Women in Climate Change and Food Security Research in West Africa
14 fellow-mentor teams from Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria are currenly participating in the 10-month MyCOE / SERVIR Fellowship Program, where they are conducting research projects on themes related to Women in Climate Change and Food Security. The West Africa round is the third round of the MyCOE / SERVIR Fellowship Program. For more information about these teams and about the research being conducted through this program, please visit this page or view the program wiki.
MyCOE / SERVIR Fellow-Mentor Program for GIS in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Research in East Africa
17 fellow-mentor teams from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are currenly participating in the 10-month MyCOE / SERVIR Fellowship Program, where they are conducting research projects on themes related to Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. The East Africa round is the first round of the MyCOE / SERVIR Fellowship Program. For more information about these teams and about the research being conducted through this program, please visit this page or view the program wiki.
MyCOE Global Connections and Exchange Program
The MyCOE GCE program connected high school students in the U.S. with their peers abroad in Bolivia, Ghana, Nicaragua and the Philippines through virtual online meetings. These meetings were arranged through online video conferences, online phone calls and chat rooms. Students also developed youth-led sustainable development projects around themes of climate change, food security, green economy, hazards and vulnerability and youth leadership, and presented these projects during the MyCOE Digital Video Conference, held during the 2013 AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California.
Interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral teams of university students and their mentors are using geographic techniques for research applications around protected areas, threatened species, and conservation in Africa. This program has worked to build the geographic technology capacity in Africa to protect biodiversity using GIS, remote sensing, and geospatial analytical techniques designed for such applications. The effort also helped to strengthen collaboration among the region’s universities, government environmental authorities, and NGOs to encourage multi-institutional and international approaches that address biodiversity and conservation with geography. Download free workshop materials here.
Browse individual and group Youth-Led Projects from Africa in the MyCOE project gallery.
- Geography and GIS conferences and events in Africa
- Departments of geography and related subjects at African universities
- African Studies programs at US universities
- National, regional and pan-African organizations working in geography and related fields
- Government ministries and agencies in African countries
- Newsletters of geographical and related organizations
- Opportunities (grants, jobs)