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

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

REPGAM CONCLUDES ENERGY DATA COLLECTION

The REPGAM project officials have begun data collection and renewable energy profiling of their beneficiary public institutions as preparatory stages to implement the instillations of free, clean, reliable, and affordable renewable energy to public institutions and communities in the country. The moving delegation visited, assessed, and profile the energy consumption, gaps, and needs of the Continue Reading

THE LIVING LAB OF WEST AFRICA–OUAGADOUGOU (LLWA) STRENGTHENS THE CAPACITIES OF ITS CITIZEN SCIENTISTS ON DATA COLLECTION TOOLS

As a follow-up to the kick-off workshop held on 1st March 2022, which led to the establishment of a stakeholders’ network, the Living Lab of the City of Ouagadougou has organized a training workshop to train stakeholders on methods and data collection tools to enhance further their involvement in monitoring adverse weather conditions, high temperatures, Continue Reading

BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ACADEMIC AND PRACTICALS: WASCAL SCHOLARS FROM KNUST ON STUDY VISIT TO COMPETENCE CENTRE

As part of their training, the 5th Batch of PhD students in WASCAL Climate Change and Land Use from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, paid a study visit to the WASCAL Competence Centre. This follows six months of classroom lectures at the Graduate School Programme at KNUST, Kumasi in Ghana. Continue Reading

INNOVATION SYSTEMS AND AGRI-BASED DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY IN BURKINA FASO

Pests and diseases (especially in maize, onion, and tomatoes) constitute a major problem to the agricultural sector in Burkina Faso (and the rest of West Africa) and threaten food security in the country. To contribute to solving the problem of pests and diseases in Burkina Faso, WASCAL, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Continue Reading