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INVESTMENTS INTO SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ARE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT- DR KARSTEN HESS, BMBF

Dr. Karsten Hess, Head of Division, Global Climate Change in Research and Biodiversity at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), major funder of WASCAL has stated that investments into science and education are key to sustainable development, and that BMBF was investing cautiously in the capacity development of WASCAL students specially to Continue Reading

WASCAL ADMITS 132 WEST AFRICAN CLIMATE CHANGE STUDENTS INTO BMBF FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

The WASCAL Capacity Building Programme has officially welcomed its 5th batch of West African scholars in Climate Change for the 2021/2022 academic year with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Speaking at the kick-off ceremony in Ghana on the University of Cape Coast campus, the    director of Capacity Building Department, Continue Reading

WASCAL AND KfW SIGN MoU TO COMMENCE €7 MILLION COMPETENCE CENTRE

WASCAL has signed a financing agreement with KfW for the construction of the new Competence Centre in Ouagadougou. The signing ceremony took place at the premises of the Competence Centre in Ouagadougou.    The signing of this contract was a historical moment, for it is an important prerequisite for the construction of the building. The Continue Reading

WASCAL ENGAGES COP 26 PARTICIPANTS IN CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

WASCAL, represented by Dr. Safie Sanfo, Regional Thematic Coordinator-Rural-Urban and Cross border Migration in West Africa from the WASCAL Competence Centre joined other speakers via an online symposium on “Understanding the challenges of Climate Change, Migration and Sustainability: the contribution from African Universities”, at the just ended COP 26 in Glasgow. The symposium which was Continue Reading

WHO WE ARE

WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused Climate Service Centre 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.

OUR MISSION

To provide information and knowledge at the local, national, and regional levels to its West African member countries to cope with the adverse impacts of climate change and devise integrated mid and long-term options to build up resilient and productive socio-ecological landscapes. We do this through capacity building and environmental services in West Africa

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