En cours

Duration of the project

4 years (2020-2023)


Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounting 

Sharing knowledge

Total budget

2 M€

  • Burkina-Faso: Ministry of the Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change
  • Guinea-Conakry: Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Morocco: Ministry of Energy, Mines and the Environment
  • Niger: National Center for Ecological and Environmental Monitoring, Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Senegal: Centre de Suivi Ecologique, Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Tunisia: Ministry of the Environment
Countries concerned
Burkina, Guinea, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia

Regional Cooperation for New Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounting Indicators in Africa | Copernicea

The “Regional Cooperation for New Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounting Indicators in Africa | Copernicea” project aims to establish a national and regional network for sharing and exchanging information and data that are useful and necessary to the ENCA.

The structures holding or producing information and data will have to pool them and make them easily accessible for a wide variety of users. These data will be aligned and made available in formats for integration in ecosystem accounts.

At the end of the project, the six relevant French-speaking countries (Burkina Faso, Guinea-Conakry, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Tunisia), will have their own and self-governing operational mechanism for Ecosystem Natural Capital Accounting (ENCA).

The purpose of Copernicea is to accomplish results that can be reproduced in other countries of the region

Financial partners
Technical partners
  • French National Research Institute - IRD
  • IFDD
  • UQAM

Approval date

February 2020

Kick-off workshop

March 2020

Project completion date


Planning workshop

July, 24th 2020 

1st meeting of the Steering Committee

April, 12th 2021

1st regional workshop for exchange and result validation

November 29th -  December, 2nd 2021

Key Achievements
  • 7 training sessions on the ENCA : 27 days of training ; 100 African experts trained
  • Side event on ENCA, IUCN World Conservation Congress
  • Side event on ENCA for Land Restoration in Africa, COP 15 on Desertification, May 13th 2022