Workshop: Vegetation Mapping Using Google Earth Engine.

PROCUREMENT NOTICE: HYBRID WASTE TO ERNERGY – DEADLINE 08.10.2021

The University of Rostock (UR), the overall coordinator and WASCAL (the Ghanaian Coordinator) oversee the day-to-day activities of WASTE-TO-ENERGY project, a BMBF funded project in collaboration with Project Management Jülich (PTJ). The University of Rostock wishes to apply a portion of its budgetary allocation under the waste to energy as a sustainable solution for Ghana Continue Reading

SYMPOSIUM ON RESEARCH & CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT IN WEST AFRICA – WASCAL AND GERMAN PARTNERS

The “Symposium on Research & Capacity Development in West Africa – WASCAL and German Partners” takes place on September 22nd and 23rd in Würzburg, Germany. This symposium, is organized by the WASCAL-De-Coop team at the University of Würzburg. We are happy to welcome Dr. Karsten Hess from BMBF, the Chair of WASCALs Governing Board Prof. Hassirou, the director of Capacity Building Prof. Daouda Koné, the directors Continue Reading

KICK OFF MEETING BETWEEN WASCAL AND THE GERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MITTWEIDA FOR A COOPERATION ON THE FIELD OF CLIMATE CHANGE AFRICA HELD

 A kick-off meeting between the University of Applied Sciences at Mittweida, Germany and   WASCAL   to commence a cooperation has been held. The delegation from the University of Applied Sciences at Mittweida was led by Prof. Ramona Kusche,  WASCAL was led by the Executive Director, Dr. Moumini Savadogo,  Dr. Gabin Ananou from the Project Management Agency Continue Reading

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IS FUNDING NEW BUILDING OF THE COMPETENCE CENTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTED LAND MANAGEMENT IN BURKINA FASO

At the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) Ministerial Conference held on July 22nd in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the foundation stone was laid for a new building of the WASCAL climate Competence centre. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) set up the West African Competence Centre Continue Reading

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

BMBF HAS INVESTED €120 MILLION IN WASCAL FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN WEST AFRICA

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has so far invested €120 million towards the running of one of West Africa’s Climate Change and Renewable Energies Centres of Excellence WASCAL. This was contained in a speech by Dr. Stefan Kaufmann, Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen at BMBF during the 4th WASCAL Ministerial Council Continue Reading

BMBF AND WASCAL PAY EVALUATION VISIT TO NIGER ON GREEN HYDROGEN PROGRAMME

Dr. Christoph Rövekamp, Head of the 722 Division, Energy and Hydrogen Technologies at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and Associate Professor at the University Abdou Moumouni has paid a courtesy call to Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Professor Mamoudou Djibo, as part of kick – off preparations towards the commencement of 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

PREPARING FOR A TAKE OFF OF INTERNATIONAL GREEN HYDROGEN PROGRAMME IN COTE D’IVOIRE

Head of the 722 Division on Renewable Energies and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Hydrogen Technology, Dr. Christoph Rövekamp, has paid a visit to the WASCAL Graduate Research Programme in Climate Change and Biodiversity at the University Felix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) in Côte d’Ivoire. During his visit, he paid a courtesy call Continue Reading

WEST AFRICAN MINISTERS MEET ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREEN HYDROGEN FOR THE SUB-REGION

WASCAL Ministerial Council has held its 4th biennial meeting that seeks to bring all ministers responsible for environmental, climate change renewable energy and higher education within the WASCAL member states in West Africa. This year’s theme, “Enhancing West Africa’s scientific capacity towards accelerated climate action for sustainable development” seeks to create the platform for the Continue Reading