Mapping together the Western Indian Ocean Deltas: a workshop organized by the GDRI-Sud Deltas and the DiDEM project

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From 30 September to 4 October 2021, a delta-mapping workshop is being held simultaneously in Macaneta (Mozambique), Tananarive (Madagascar) and online. 25 participants from the 4 countries are trained to use Google Earth Engine and QGIS.

The objective of this workshop led by Paolo Paron of IHE-Delft and organised in the framework of the GDRI-Sud Deltas and the DiDEM program is to train the WIODER network's teams in using remote sensing and GIS tools and to define common protocols for comparing 4 deltas: the Tana in Kenya, the Betsiboka in Madagascar, the Incomati in Mozambique and the Rufiji in Tanzania.

The first results of the comparison are very enlightening on the vulnerabilities faced by the Indian Ocean deltas: deforestation in the catchment area, reduction of flooding areas, landscape fragmentation.

For more information on the activities of the WIODER network, visit the website:

Participants in Mozambique :

Participants in Madagascar