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MyCOE/SERVIR-West Africa Workshop Kindles Flame in Students

August 14, 2013

Several students from universities in the West African countries of Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria have just shared 10 special days together at a first-of-its-kind event in the region. They attended the My Community Our Earth (MyCOE)/SERVIR Workshop in Accra, Ghana, July 21-31, 2013, at which they took part in state-of-the-art geospatial technology training to help them assist their own countries.

MyCOE/SERVIR is a fellowship program for students in developing countries who are conducting long-term research projects about issues such as food security and agriculture, climate change, and sustainable landscapes in their regions. The program provides students with customized training in GIS, remote sensing, GPS, and spatial techniques to help enrich the research they perform. At events like the Ghana workshop, participants share plans for their investigations, receive professional development and mentoring by international experts, and get to know other program fellows.

AAG serves as MyCOE Secretariat. For more information, see www.aag.org/mycoe.servir.

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