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BMBF INVESTS UP TO 11 MILLION EURO TO SUPPORT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AT WASCAL

The WASCAL Research Action Plan WRAP2.0, valued at 11 million euros, with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany, and made up of six main research projects, selected under a comprehensive consultation with partners at the local, national, and regional levels has been launched at the WASCAL Competence Centre, Ouagadougou. Continue Reading

EXCHANGE AMONG RESEARCHERS: KICK-OFF EVENT OF GERMAN-AFRICAN CLIMATE PROTECTION PROJECTS IN WEST AFRICA

On 28 and 29 April 2022, around 60 participants addressed the current research status of the six “WRAP2.0” projects and their role for West Africa. The research programme “WRAP2.0” of the WASCAL Science Service Centre is funded by the BMBF. In November 2021, the starting signal was given for six German-African collaborative projects in the Continue Reading

NEWLY NOMINATED WASCAL SCIENTIFC ADVISORY COMMITTEE HOLD FIRST MEETING IN OUAGADOUGOU

Newly appointed Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of WASCAL has held its first meeting at the Competence Centre, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The objective of the meeting was to present the new orientation strategy of the new SAC, take stock of the on-going WASCAL Research Action Plan (WRAP 2.0) projects and the Graduate School Programme. The Continue Reading

TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PARIS AGREEMENT: INDEPENDENT GLOBAL STOCKTAKE HUB PROJECT LAUNCHED

The WASCAL Competence Centre, Ouagadougou, has hosted the official inception workshop of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) West Africa Regional Hub Project. The objective of the workshop was to officially launch the project and provide foundational information about the ongoing engagements of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the formal GST process through the iGST 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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