WASCAL News

WASCAL GETS NEW SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
16-05-2017

WASCAL GETS NEW SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

Dr. Arona DIEDHIOU is now the chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of WASCAL following the step down of...

WASCAL APPOINTS PROFESSOR JIMMY ADEGOKE AS NEW INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
13-04-2017

WASCAL APPOINTS PROFESSOR JIMMY ADEGOKE AS NEW INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) has appointed Professor Jimmy...

FIRST BATCH OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE PHD STUDENTS GRADUATE
04-04-2017

FIRST BATCH OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE PHD STUDENTS GRADUATE

he first batch of the Doctoral students who pursued WASCAL’s programme in Climate Change and Agriculture at Institut...

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WE ARE HIRING AN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

2017-06-01 - 14:00h to 2017-06-30 - 17:00h

WASCAL is hiring an Executive Assistant

Welcome to WASCAL

With climate change being one of the most severe challenges to rural Africa in the 21st century, West Africa is facing an urgent need to develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures.

WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused Climate Service Center designed to help tackle this challenge and thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change and increased variability. It does so by strengthening the research infrastructure and capacity in West Africa related to climate change and by pooling the expertise of ten West African countries and Germany.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), WASCAL is implemented in a collaborative effort by West African and German partners.

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WASCAL in the Media

Searching for rain in Burkina Faso

2017 - Eco-at-Africa - The Environment Magazine. 30.03.2017

Sage mir, wann der Regen kommt

2017 - Stern, 23-2-2017

Publications

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Flood disaster risk mapping in the Lower Mono River Basin in Togo, West Africa

2017 - Joshua Ntajal | Benjamin L. Lamptey, Ibrahim B. Mahamadou, Benjamin K. Nyarko

Improving Hydro-Climatic Projections with Bias-Correction in Sahelian Niger Basin, West Africa

2017 - Oyerinde, T.G. | Hountondji, F.C.C., Lawin, A.E., Odofin, A.J.,Afouda, A. & B. Diekkrüger

Applying SHETRAN in a tropical West African catchment (Dano, Burkina Faso) - calibration, validation, uncertainty assessment.

2017 - Op de Hipt, F. | Diekkrüger, B., Steup, G., Yira, Y., Hoffmann, T. & M. Rode

Vacancies

The WASCAL Data Discovery Portal provides public access for scientists and stakeholders to the WASCAL spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Within WASCAL a large number of heterogeneous data are collected. In order to facilitate the acquisition, provision, integration, management and exchange of these heterogeneous data resources within a scientific and non-scientific multiuser (distributed) environment the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) WADI (WAscal Data Infrastructure) has been build-up.