The Southern African Fire Network is a regional network that fosters collaborative efforts in fire monitoring and management in southern Africa. SAFNet is a Global Observation for Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC/GOLD) regional fire network and contributes to meeting the goals of the GOFC/GOLD program. SAFNet was initiated using small seed funding grants from NASA, USAID (EMIS and GISD) and START. Future collaboration with partners and funding agents is being sought.
The SAFNet Mission
SAFNet's goal is to achieve more effective and appropriate fire management policies and practices in southern Africa through the use of remote sensing and other geospatial information technology.

SAFNet's purpose is to enhance the use of information from field observations and remote sensing of fires for natural resource management in southern Africa.