60 “MASTERS” FOR GREEN HYDROGEN FROM WEST AFRICA

With the “International Master’ s Programme in Energy and Green Hydrogen” (IMP-EGH), Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University want to qualify students in West African countries for the future topic of “green hydrogen”. After a kick-off last October in Niamey/Niger, the official starting signal on the German side has now been given in Jülich. The Continue Reading

BMBF WILL BUILD CAPACITIES OF 50 PARTCIPANTS THROUGH WASCAL AND ITS PARTNERS IN A TWO DAYS’ WORKSHOP AT COMPETENCE CENTRE

In line with its capacity building policy, WASCAL and its partners are organizing a two-day hybrid training workshop from the 12th to the 13th of January 2022 at the Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso  in the framework of AgGRAIN PROJECT. The workshop is organized in close collaboration with the University of Augsburg in Germany, Continue Reading

INVESTMENTS INTO SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ARE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT- DR KARSTEN HESS, BMBF

Dr. Karsten Hess, Head of Division, Global Climate Change in Research and Biodiversity at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), major funder of WASCAL has stated that investments into science and education are key to sustainable development, and that BMBF was investing cautiously in the capacity development of WASCAL students specially to Continue Reading

WASCAL ADMITS 132 WEST AFRICAN CLIMATE CHANGE STUDENTS INTO BMBF FUNDED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME

The WASCAL Capacity Building Programme has officially welcomed its 5th batch of West African scholars in Climate Change for the 2021/2022 academic year with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Speaking at the kick-off ceremony in Ghana on the University of Cape Coast campus, the    director of Capacity Building Department, Continue Reading

WASCAL AND KfW SIGN MoU TO COMMENCE €7 MILLION COMPETENCE CENTRE

WASCAL has signed a financing agreement with KfW for the construction of the new Competence Centre in Ouagadougou. The signing ceremony took place at the premises of the Competence Centre in Ouagadougou.    The signing of this contract was a historical moment, for it is an important prerequisite for the construction of the building. The Continue Reading

WASCAL ENGAGES COP 26 PARTICIPANTS IN CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

WASCAL, represented by Dr. Safie Sanfo, Regional Thematic Coordinator-Rural-Urban and Cross border Migration in West Africa from the WASCAL Competence Centre joined other speakers via an online symposium on “Understanding the challenges of Climate Change, Migration and Sustainability: the contribution from African Universities”, at the just ended COP 26 in Glasgow. The symposium which was Continue Reading