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WASCAL IS TAKING UP A MEGA TOPIC OF THE FUTURE IN AFRICA’S GREEN HYDROGEN

The Commissioner for Innovation, Green Hydrogen at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Dr. Stefan Kaufmann has emphasized WASCAL is in a pole position to transform the West African energy sector through a cleaner and cheaper means of green hydrogen. He was speaking at the official launch of the international master’s programme in Continue Reading

AU PALAIS DE LA PRESIDENCE DE LA REPUBLIQUE : LE PROGRAMME WASCAL PRESENTE AU CHEF DE L’ETAT LORS D’UNE RENCONTRE AVEC UNE DELEGATION ALLEMANDE

Le Président de la République, Chef de l’Etat, SEM Mohamed Bazoum a reçu hier après-midi une délégation conduite par l’ambassadeur de la République fédérale d’Allemagne auprès du Niger, SE Hermann Nicolai. Cette délégation comprennant entre autres le Commissaire pour l’innovation et l’hydrogène vert et le ministre en charge de l’Enseignement Supérieur est venue présenter au Continue Reading

60 WEST AFRICAN STUDENTS RECEIVE FULL GERMAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL MASTER’S IN GREEN HYDROGEN

WASCAL, with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has awarded full scholarship in International Master’s Programme in Energy and Green Hydrogen to 60 students from all 15 West African countries. Speaking at the official launch in Niamey, Niger which brought together government officials, diplomatic corps and the academic community together, Continue Reading

SYMPOSIUM ON WEST AFRICAN CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH ENDS SUCCESSFULLY IN GERMANY

The hybrid Symposium on “Capacity Development and Research in West Africa – WASCAL and its German Partners” successfully showed the great achievements of WASCAL and its Graduate Programme. The first day of the hybrid Symposium included very critically exciting presentations of the vision and excellent development of WASCAL by Dr. Karsten Hess from the BMBF 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

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

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