|The GLOBE Program|
|Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. Students and teachers from over 4800 schools in more than 65 countries are working with research scientists to learn more about our planet. |
GLOBE has seen tremendous growth in Africa since the beginning of the program in 1995. Benin was the first African nation to sign the GLOBE agreement in April 1995. Since this date, 9 countries have joined: Chad, The Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, Tanzania, Madagascar, and South Africa. Ghana and Uganda are set to join during the President's visit to Africa.
GLOBE training workshops have been held in Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal and Benin with another being planned for Senegal in April 1998. There are 119 GLOBE schools in Africa. Data has been reported by schools in South Africa, Senegal and Benin.
Active partnerships exist with Peace Corps; UNHCR; USAID, including the Leland Initiative; and World Bank's WorldLink program. The U.S. Peace Corps has played an important role in enhancing GLOBE expansion and sustainability in Africa.