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SHOWCASING PROGRESS IN THE PRODUCTION OF H2ATLAS IN WEST AFRICA

A two-day Technical West African H2ATLAS workshop was held in Accra, Ghana, to showcase the progress made in the production of the West Africa H2ATLAS and to finalize the Atlas itself. The workshop was aimed at bringing together experts from the German Research Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich and a consortium of African research institutions from 15 Continue Reading

BMBF FUNDS 3 MILLION EURO GREEN HYDROGEN PROGRAMME ON SOLAR PV POWER PLANTS IN WEST AFRICA

WASCAL, in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, (BMBF), has officially launched the Project “Optimizing Solar PV for Green Hydrogen Production in West Africa (PV2H)”, coupled with the BIO2H and bioenergy feasibility studies in Burkina Faso, as part of strategies to contribute to the promotion of the development of green hydrogen Continue Reading

OPTIMIZING SOLAR PV FOR GREEN HYDROGEN PRODUCTION IN WEST AFRICA (PV2H)

In Africa, people’s access to energy is a real challenge that slows down the economic and social development of countries. This situation is particularly true in West Africa where more than 200 million people representing about 60% of the population do not have access to modern energy services. Most countries have low electrification rates, with Continue Reading

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

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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