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

COP15, ABIDJAN: WASCAL CALLS FOR ROBUST SYNERGY TO FIND ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO LAND DEGRADATIONIN WEST AFRICA

One of the key highlights at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNFCCD) Abidjan Cop15 side event by Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and partners on “Shaping enabling conditions for sustainable interventions for drought resilience” was the issue of creating a robust synergy amongst stakeholders in the quest to find alternative solution Continue Reading

10 YEARS OF BUILDING A CLIMATE CHANGE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE: WASCAL CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS IN LOME

WASCAL has celebrated ten years of combating Climate Change, improving livelihoods, and promoting clean and sustainable renewable energy in West Africa. The celebrations of WASCAL A DECADE was held on 27th of May in Lomé. It was an opportunity for WASCAL to highlight progress made so far, including ongoing activities and the challenges for the Continue Reading

WASCAL IN RETROSPECT: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS; TAKING STOCK OF THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

WASCAL has successfully ended a two- day working meeting in Lomé, Togo, guided by the purposes and terms of references set out to review the past 10 years of the institution’s operations, while forecasting reforms that will go a long a way to ensure a more sustainable and stabilized institution; identify the challenges it has Continue Reading

BMBF INVESTS UP TO 11 MILLION EURO TO SUPPORT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AT WASCAL

The WASCAL Research Action Plan WRAP2.0, valued at 11 million euros, with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany, and made up of six main research projects, selected under a comprehensive consultation with partners at the local, national, and regional levels has been launched at the WASCAL Competence Centre, Ouagadougou. Continue Reading

EXCHANGE AMONG RESEARCHERS: KICK-OFF EVENT OF GERMAN-AFRICAN CLIMATE PROTECTION PROJECTS IN WEST AFRICA

On 28 and 29 April 2022, around 60 participants addressed the current research status of the six “WRAP2.0” projects and their role for West Africa. The research programme “WRAP2.0” of the WASCAL Science Service Centre is funded by the BMBF. In November 2021, the starting signal was given for six German-African collaborative projects in the Continue Reading

NEWLY NOMINATED WASCAL SCIENTIFC ADVISORY COMMITTEE HOLD FIRST MEETING IN OUAGADOUGOU

Newly appointed Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of WASCAL has held its first meeting at the Competence Centre, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The objective of the meeting was to present the new orientation strategy of the new SAC, take stock of the on-going WASCAL Research Action Plan (WRAP 2.0) projects and the Graduate School Programme. The Continue Reading

TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PARIS AGREEMENT: INDEPENDENT GLOBAL STOCKTAKE HUB PROJECT LAUNCHED

The WASCAL Competence Centre, Ouagadougou, has hosted the official inception workshop of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) West Africa Regional Hub Project. The objective of the workshop was to officially launch the project and provide foundational information about the ongoing engagements of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the formal GST process through the iGST Continue Reading

CITIZEN ACTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT: THE LIVING LAB OF WEST AFRICA

Kick-off meeting of the Living Laboratory of West Africa (LLWA) under the I-CHANGE project (“Individual Change of HAbits Needed for Green European transition, EU-H2020 # 101037193), has been held at The WASCAL Competence Centre, Ouagadougou. The workshop was aimed at establishing the framework of stakeholders, the lab’s eco-citizen research, and actions mechanism to involve citizens Continue Reading

BMBF FUNDED HYBDRID WASTE TO ENERGY PROJECT VALUED AT 6.2 MILLION EURO COMMISSIONED

The Pilot Hybrid Waste to Energy Project valued at 6.2 million euros, with funding from the German government through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been commissioned by the President of the Republic Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa- Akufo Addo at a ceremony held at Gyankobaa Atwima Nwabiagya in the Ashanti Region. Speaking Continue Reading

WASCAL DONATES SEVEN (7) AUTOMATIC HYDRO SENSORS TO BENIN GOVERNMENT

After the Gambia and Cabo Verde, WASCAL, through the Competence Centre has officially handed over seven (7) Automatic Hydro Sensor to the Republic of Benin for the benefit of the Department of Water Resources. The ceremony took place at the conference room of the Department for water resources, Coutonu, Benin. Speaking on behalf of the Continue Reading