The awardees were selected from six countries where WASCAL operates. They shall be partially supported to enable them go through a successful completion of their theses. Congratulations to the awardees. WASCAL is proud to have you contribute your quota towards the fight against climate change in West Africa.

This is a flagship Programme of the Capacity Building Department of WASCAL, and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research(BMBF)

The next call for proposals from students is now open, and will be closed by close of business 31 October, 2016. For more information, click here.


  • Jonas Asare, Berchie: Estimates of emission of CH4 and NO2 and mitigating strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ruminants in the transitional zone of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University Science & Technology, Ghana.
  • John Kanburi, Bidzankin: The impact of contract farming on rice farm household efficiency and technology adoption under different production ecologies in Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University Science & Technology, Ghana.
  • Ibrahim, Kaka Hassan: Changes Precipitation and their consequences in the Tahoua region, perceptions and strategies of adaptation of peasants, University of Abdou Moumouni, Niger.   
  • Abdou, Harou: Integrated management of the factors limiting cowpea production for maximum productivity in Niger: Case of Tillabery and Maradi regions, University of Abdou Moumouni, Niger.
  • Matthew, Ojo: Value Chain Financing and Climate Change Adaptation among Plantain Farmers in Southwest Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
  • Daniel, Ugwu: Impact of Palm Oil Mill Effluent on Soil Productivity and Soil Water Activity; Using ‘INYI’ Community of Enugu State Nigeria as a Case Study University of Nigeria, Nigeria.
  • Ali Ibrahim, Abdou: Contribution of geophysical methods in the characterization of multilayered aquifers reservoirs of the Iullemmedien basin in Dosso region University of Niamey, Niger.
  • Madina, Doumbia: Regional climate modeling of West Africa Urban air pollution at local and regional scales Universite Felix Houphouet Boigny, Cote D’Ivoire.
  • Laurent, Gnonlonfin: Ethno-botany study and Structural characterization, Morphological and genetic variation of the remnant African ebony Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. Ex. Rich. Populations in Northern -Benin University of Parakou, Benin.
  • Adewale, Adeyefa: An assessment of the vulnerability of the Physical Environment of Nigeria’s Coastal zone to climate change, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
  • Christel, Kenou: Conserving and domesticating Garcinia afzelii and Garcinia kola (Clusiaceae) in Benin under climate change, University Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
  • Moutari, Souley Kallo: Cost-effective and eco-friendly pigment development for low cost bio-photovoltaic cells, Federal University of Technology Akure, Niger.
  • Aboucacar Baba, Zoure: Resources potential and diversity of the endogenous knowledge on the uses of Annona senegalensis Pers.(Annonaceae), Univeristiy of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.


  • Carlos K., Tettey: Characterization and determination of virus resistance among cowpea unguiculata. Genotypes under different agro-ecological zones in central region of Ghana, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
  • Fifame Auriane, Oussou-Azo: Adapted pastoralism to climate change using indigenous fodder plants species in soudanian zone of Benin, University Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
  • Ekemini Richard, Mbossoh: Underutilised Indigenous Vegetables Production as a Climate Change Adaptation option in Southwestern Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
  • Murielle Amenia Monsoyi, Zanou: Impact Assessment of climate change’s adaptation measures on the livelihoods of rice farmers in Benin, Universite Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
  • Jonathan Angzene, YelevielBayire: Weather Forecast Information Communication: Perspectives of Rural Farmers in Lawra District, Ghana, University of Development Studies, Ghana.

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