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BMBF TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING WASCAL FOR THE NEXT DECADE
15-02-2018

BMBF TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING WASCAL FOR THE NEXT DECADE

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF, has pledged to continue supporting WASCAL for the next...

UNIVERISTY OF LOME CONFERS HONORIS CAUSA ON DR. WILFRIED KRAUS OF BMBF
09-02-2018

UNIVERISTY OF LOME CONFERS HONORIS CAUSA ON DR. WILFRIED KRAUS OF BMBF

The University of Lome, Togo has conferred the Honoris Causa Award on Dr. Wilfried Kraus of the Federal Ministry of...

WASCAL APPOINTS DR. MOUMINI SAVADOGO AS SUBSTANTIVE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
09-01-2018

WASCAL APPOINTS DR. MOUMINI SAVADOGO AS SUBSTANTIVE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

WASCAL, a climate change service, research and capacity building organization operating within the West African...

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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

Publications

Impacts of Climate Change

Impacts of Climate Change and Reforestation on Droughts over West Africa Using Regional Climate Models

2018 - Ulrich Jacques DIASSO

Characterization and Projection

Characterization and Projection of Extreme Precipitation Events Over Africa

2018 - Peter GIBBA

Simulation of Rainfall Distribution

Simulation of Rainfall Distribution Over West Africa Using Regional Climate Models

2018 - KOUADIO Kouakou

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.