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STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST THE CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

Scientific exchange between Mittweida University of Applied Sciences and African Climate Competence network. Climate conference envisioned in Mittweida. Climate change is not a national problem. It is a problem that can only be solved internationally. Some countries in the world are suffering more from the impact of climate change as others. However, in the fight Continue Reading

THE LIVING LAB OF WEST AFRICA CALLS SUSTAINABLE LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN OUAGA

Each year, thousands of households in the city of Ouagadougou are affected with flooding.  These recurrent floods are the result of clogged drainage systems in the city. In view of the situation in recent years, the I-CHANGE project, through the West African Living Lab (LLWA) in collaboration with the municipality of Ouagadougou, has organised a Continue Reading

WRITING THE SUCCESS STORY OF INFORMATICS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE: 2ND BATCH OF WASCAL SCHOLARS GRADUATE

Eleven West African students have successfully graduated from the WASCAL Graduate Studies scholarship programme in Informatics for Climate Change at the University Joseph Ki Zerbo of Ouagadougou. The master’s programme, which was instituted to fill the gap in capacity building for a critical mass of experts with adequate scientific computation and climate data management skills Continue Reading

WASCAL IS COMMITTED TO BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO FIGHT THE DANGERS OF PESTICIDES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

The Executive Director of WASCAL, Dr. Moumini Savadogo, has reiterated the organization’s commitment to tackling the issue of the challenges pesticides pose to the campaign against climate change in West Africa, as a result of emitting greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Dr. Savadogo outlined WASCAL’s commitment over the past decade 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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