WASCAL CABO VERDE WELCOMES 2ND BATCH OF MASTER’S STUDENTS IN CLIMATE CHANGE AND MARINE SCIENCES

The WASCAL Graduate Studies Programme in Climate Change and Marine Science funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in Cabo Verde has welcomed students from the 2nd batch of the Master in Climate Change and Marine Sciences at the Institute of Engineering and Marine Sciences – ISECMAR, of the Atlantic Technical Continue Reading

PROCUREMENT NOTICE: ACQUISITION OF SOLAR PV SYSTEM | DEADLINE 31.12.2020

As part of the Hybrid Waste-to-Energy, a sustainable solution for Ghana Project with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology Innovation, the University of Rostock and its partners are pleased to use part of their grant to finance the procurement, installation and Continue Reading

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS | DAAD CLIMAPAFRICA: AFRICANS IN CLIMATE RESEARCH | DEADLINE 15.02.2021

The DAAD Climate research Alumni and Postdocs in Africa (climapAfrica) programmebrings together high-potential African researchers in climate change research and protection with African alumni experts of German funding initiatives in the field of climate research. Through currently seven thematic working groups, it seeks to catalyse uptake and use of research outputs through a vibrant, highly 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’S FATOU GUEYE BECOMES FIRST FEMALE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHEIKH ANTA DIOP (UCAD), SENEGAL

Director of the WASCAL’s Doctoral Research Programme (DRP) in Climate Change Economics, at the Cheikh Anta Diop University Senegal, Fatou Gueye, has become the first female professor in Economics at the University since its establishment in 1957. This was announced by the Committee of the ‘Conseil Africain et Malgache de l’Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES)’,  the solely mandated  Continue Reading

FIGHTING COVID-19- WASCAL STAFF IN THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE DONATE TO 50 FAMILIES IN NIGERIA

As part of efforts to fight the global pandemic corona virus, members of staff of the Doctoral Research Programme-West African Climate Systems  (WACS -FUTA) have donated  50 packs of COVID-19 palliatives to a neighbouring village to the University, Ibule-Soro. The packages were meant to ameliorate the biting effects of the COVID-19 lockdown. Voluntary donations were Continue Reading

WASCAL COTE D’IVOIRE PARTNERS CLIMATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN IN WEST AFRICA

The WASCAL Doctoral School in Biodiversity-African Centre of Excellence on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (WASCAL / CEA-CCBAD) of the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny Cote d’Ivoire, has been chosen to host the Climate Leadership Programme for Women in West Africa (WAfriCLP). The  programme  which selected acohort of 18 women from Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Continue Reading

MRS. ANJA KARLICZEK: HYDROGEN PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRICA PLANNED

BMBF / Hans-Joachim Rickel: The Federal Research Minister, Anja Karliczek and her Nigerien counterpart, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Yahouza Sadissou (Chairman of the WASCAL Ministerial Council), agreed in Berlin to establish a hydrogen partnership and strategic measures to expand in West Africa. The Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek explains: The Federal 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