KARLICZEK: WEST AFRICA CAN BECOME THE CLIMATE-FRIENDLY ENERGY POWERHOUSE OF THE WORLD

The first results of the BMBF project “Atlas of Green Hydrogen Generation Potentials in Africa” show huge potential for a partnership between Germany and West Africa. Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek presented the Atlas of Green Hydrogen Generation Potentials in Africa together with the Innovation Commissioner for Green Hydrogen, Dr Stefan Kaufmann, today. It analyses Continue Reading

GHANA MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT TOURS BMBF FUNDED WASTE TO ENERGY PROJECT SITE

Ghana’s new minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and innovation (MESTI), Honorable. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie has paid a working visit to the Hybrid Waste to Energy project site in the Ashanti Region as part of its engagement with WASCAL. In an interaction with the WASCAL team, led by the 2nd deputy chairman of WASCAL governing board, Continue Reading

WASCAL AND ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES SIGN PACT TO EXPAND CLIMATE CHANGE TRAINING OF WEST AFRICAN SCIENTISTS

The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), and the Association of African Universities (AAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaboratively build and make provision for tailor made climate and environmental services for development efforts in critical climate smart agriculture, food systems, water and sanitation, renewable Continue Reading

WASCAL ENGAGES FIRST GREEN HYDROGEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS

One hundred and thirty prospective West African beneficiaries of WASCAL’s scholarship students from across West Africa participated in the inaugural edition of the WASCAL Open Day for students who are applying to the newly introduced international master’s programme in energy and green hydrogen technology. The one-day event which took place via zoom, was under the Continue Reading

WASCAL LAUNCHES NEW SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME ON ENERGY AND GREEN HYDROGEN FOR ECOWAS STUDENTS

The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), a West African international Climate Change Institution has launched a new scholarship scheme for students from all ECOWAS states who want to pursue International Master’s Degree in Energy and Green Hydrogen Technology. The 24-months’ programme, to be run in partnership with 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

WASCAL AND ECOWAS SIGN MOU ON GREEN HYDROGEN AND OTHER RENEWABLE ENERGIES INITIATIVES

The West African Science Service Centre on Climate and Adapted Land Use, WASCAL and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the field of sustainable energy development in West Africa through development of an ambitious and viable project pipeline for investment, implementation and Continue Reading

BMBF FUNDED BIOGAS LABORATORY PROJECT IN TOGO LAUNCHED

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, (BMBF), funded Renewable Energy Development Project on “High Technology Laboratory Construction for Production of Biogas, and Up-to-date Efficient Cooking Tool Mechanisms Implementation” has been launched at the University of Lomé, in Togo. The pilot project seeks to identify new research activities in the field of Renewable Energies Continue Reading

UNIVERSITY ABDOU MOUMOUNI, NIGER APPOINTS CHRISTOPH RÖVEKAMP AS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

The University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey, Niger has appointed Dr. Christoph Rövekamp, Head of the Division, Energy and Hydrogen Technologies at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF),  as visiting Associate Professor. By this appointment, Dr Rövekamp will lecture WASCAL’s postgraduate students on Climate Change and Renewable  Energies  at the university . He Continue Reading

“GREEN” HYDROGEN MADE IN AFRICA

Africa as a successful producer and exporter of sustainably produced hydrogen for a climate-neutral energy supply of the future: that is the idea behind the “H2Atlas-Africa” ​​project. The central goal is to identify locations in the west and south of the continent that are particularly suitable for the production of hydrogen using renewable energies. Parliamentary State Secretary Continue Reading

WASCAL APPOINTS PROFESSOR KEHINDE OGUNJOBI AS NEW DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

WASCAL has appointed Professor Kehinde Olufunso  Ogunjobi as the new Director of Research at the WASCAL Competence Centre based in Ouagadougou, effective 3rd February 2020. As the Research Director, Professor Kehinde Olufunso Ogunjobi will make the necessary linkages between the different poles of the WASCAL Research Programme and with external research partners, particularly the national, regional Continue Reading