ÉNERGIES RENOUVELABLES : LE GHANA CLASSE 1ER EN AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST

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ECOWAS & WASCAL HOLD VALIDATION WORKSHOP ON IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON AGRIC, WATER IN WEST AFRICA

A two-day workshop to present results of the research project to identify the impacts of climate change and adaptation cost on agriculture, water sector and coastal zones in West Africa by ECOWAS in partnership with WASCAL has been held at WASCAL’s Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The first day of the workshop was dedicated Continue Reading

BURKINA FASO: WASCAL TO BUILD A COMPETENCE CENTRE IN OUAGADOUGOU

Sidelines of the 4th meeting of the Council of Ministers of 11 member countries of the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) held in Ouagadougou, Burkina-Faso. Member countries of the organization proceeded in the afternoon of the same day to laying of the first stone of the construction of its Competence Centre The Continue Reading

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WORKING TOGETHER IN THE INTEREST OF THE FORESTS AND SUSTAINABILITY

By Dr. Safie SANFO, Senior Scientist, WASCAL Competence Centre Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso Intensifying land and ecological restoration will lead to sustainable increase in the provision of ecosystem services, production as well as reversing biodiversity losses, societal resilience and food security urgently needed in the current context of changes in climate, environment, markets, and demography. That Continue Reading

WASCAL PRESENTS 60 AUTOMATIC HYDROLOGICAL SENSORS TO WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES WITH SUPPORT FROM GERMANY

WASCAL has held a Science Policy Dialogue to discuss the state of art of the  German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funded Hydrometeorological equipment  and to commission the sixty (60) Automatic Hydrological sensor facilities to the seven beneficiary river basins and national hydrological agencies in  the  West African sub- region.  . The event Continue Reading

WASCAL COMPTENCE CENTRE ENGAGES WEST AFRICAN PLAYERS IN METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATION NETWORK

The WASCAL Competence Centre in Ouagadougou has organized a two-day regional workshop on  “  Hydro-Meteorological Observation Networks: Status quo and Perspectives” to interact on the   roadmap and future perspectives of the acquired hydro sensors for the region. The workshop also preceded the official commissioning of the equipment to beneficiaries. The overall objective of the workshop Continue Reading

Government of Burkina Faso pledges support for WASCAL

The Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation in Burkina Faso, Prof. Michel Filiga Sawadogo, has pledged Government’s readiness to work closely with WASCAL on issues related to climate change in West Africa.

He said the release of hectares of land in the heart of Ouagadougou for the establishment of what will become West Africa’s biggest Climate Change Resource Centre is symbolic of government’s commitment to WASCAL. He stressed the relevance of the Competence Centre and indicated that it will contribute immensely in the fight against climate change in West Africa.

The Minister also commended the German Government and the leadership of WASCAL for the initiative and for choosing Burkina Faso to build the center of excellence.

Professor Sawadogo made the remarks when the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of WASCAL paid a courtesy call on the Ministry as parts of efforts to deepen the bilateral relationship between the two outfits.

The chairman of SAC, Professor Jimmy Adegoke thanked the government for expressing keen interest in the work of WASCAL, evident in the contribution of the vast land they have allocated to WASCAL.

He also congratulated the government for being the first ECOWAS country to fulfil their financial pledge towards the sustenance and development of WASCAL.

5th scientific advisory committee meeting held in Ouagadougou

The three day meeting formed part of efforts to strengthen the capacity and operations of the Competence Centre to serve its original purpose.

In his welcome address, the Executive Director of WASCAL, Dr. Laurent Sedogo, indicated that the Competence Centre was set up to play the steering role of WASCAL, and so there was the need to ensure that it was on the right track. The Committee also paid a courtesy call on the Honorable Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Professor Michel Filiga Sawadogo.

The chairman of the SAC, Professor Jimmy Adegoke, underscored the core mandate of the Committee as being sub-committee of the Governing Board, responsible for the provision of technical advice to the Board. The visit to the Centre was, therefore, to directly interact with the scientific staff, share ideas and experiences, assess the role and place of the Centre in the overall WASCAL science plan and programme implementation. The Committee also tasked the Researchers to develop products and services that will strategically position WASCAL as a West African think-tank in Climate Change services.