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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The first AMESD (African Monitoring of the Environment for Sustainable Development) Forum will take place in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (1-4 Dec.’09) on the theme “Towards a Pan African Partnership and Networking for the monitoring of the Environment by Satellite in Africa”. It will be organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation of Nature and Tourism, and the International Commission for Congo-Ubangui-Sangha Basin. The environmental monitoring "e-station" developed within the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) will be demonstrated for the first time to the African users.
The ICT4Peace Foundation, the Swiss Confederation and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center are pleased to announce and invite you to participate at the 3rd International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) in Geneva on 14-15 November 2011.
Participants to this scientific debate organised by the JRC will take a journey into a data mining exercise to discover the potential contribution of the EU aid to improving food security and nutrition status of millions of people in the West African Sahel. Participants will also have the opportunity to try Europe Aid Explorer to explore development aid data.
The third edition of the European Development Days will take place in Strasbourg (France) on November 15-17, 2008. Two of the three days of the event are dedicated to development professionals whilst one is opened to schools and the public.
Over 6 000 people participated in the 4th edition of the European Development Days which covered a wide range of pressing issues in global development. With 1 500 organisations from the development community coming together with delegates from 125 countries – including Heads of State, leading world figures, and Nobel prize winners – it has been the most important event organised by the Swedish EU Presidency.
The second edition of the European Development Days adresses "Climate Change and Development Cooperation".
This technical seminar is organized by the FOODSEC project of the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), in the frame of an Administrative Arrangement for the provision of technical support to food security information systems and assessments in the Horn of Africa.
Within the conference "Space and Development: the case of GMES and Africa" organized by the Portuguese Presidency in Lisbon on 6-7 December, the JRC is organizing on 6 December, in collaboration with the European Space Agency and EUMETSAT, two technical Workshops on (i) Agriculture and Environment and on (ii) Crisis response and Monitoring for Security.