EXCHANGE AMONG RESEARCHERS: KICK-OFF EVENT OF GERMAN-AFRICAN CLIMATE PROTECTION PROJECTS IN WEST AFRICA

On 28 and 29 April 2022, around 60 participants addressed the current research status of the six “WRAP2.0” projects and their role for West Africa. The research programme “WRAP2.0” of the WASCAL Science Service Centre is funded by the BMBF. In November 2021, the starting signal was given for six German-African collaborative projects in the Continue Reading

NEWLY NOMINATED WASCAL SCIENTIFC ADVISORY COMMITTEE HOLD FIRST MEETING IN OUAGADOUGOU

Newly appointed Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of WASCAL has held its first meeting at the Competence Centre, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The objective of the meeting was to present the new orientation strategy of the new SAC, take stock of the on-going WASCAL Research Action Plan (WRAP 2.0) projects and the Graduate School Programme. The Continue Reading

TOWARDS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PARIS AGREEMENT: INDEPENDENT GLOBAL STOCKTAKE HUB PROJECT LAUNCHED

The WASCAL Competence Centre, Ouagadougou, has hosted the official inception workshop of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST) West Africa Regional Hub Project. The objective of the workshop was to officially launch the project and provide foundational information about the ongoing engagements of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the formal GST process through the iGST Continue Reading

CITIZEN ACTIONS ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT: THE LIVING LAB OF WEST AFRICA

Kick-off meeting of the Living Laboratory of West Africa (LLWA) under the I-CHANGE project (“Individual Change of HAbits Needed for Green European transition, EU-H2020 # 101037193), has been held at The WASCAL Competence Centre, Ouagadougou. The workshop was aimed at establishing the framework of stakeholders, the lab’s eco-citizen research, and actions mechanism to involve citizens Continue Reading

BMBF FUNDED HYBDRID WASTE TO ENERGY PROJECT VALUED AT 6.2 MILLION EURO COMMISSIONED

The Pilot Hybrid Waste to Energy Project valued at 6.2 million euros, with funding from the German government through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been commissioned by the President of the Republic Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa- Akufo Addo at a ceremony held at Gyankobaa Atwima Nwabiagya in the Ashanti Region. Speaking Continue Reading

WASCAL DONATES SEVEN (7) AUTOMATIC HYDRO SENSORS TO BENIN GOVERNMENT

After the Gambia and Cabo Verde, WASCAL, through the Competence Centre has officially handed over seven (7) Automatic Hydro Sensor to the Republic of Benin for the benefit of the Department of Water Resources. The ceremony took place at the conference room of the Department for water resources, Coutonu, Benin. Speaking on behalf of the Continue Reading

GERMANY’S FOREIGN MINISTER ANNALENA BAERBOCK VISITS UNIVERSITY ABDOU MOUMOUNI IN NIGER

During her tour in West Africa, Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock paid a visit to the Abdou Moumouni University (UAM) in Niamey, Niger, today. A 55-member delegation, including Niger’s State Secretary of Education, members of Niger’s and Germany’s parliaments, German and African journalists, as well as experts and industry representatives from Germany accompanied the minister, Continue Reading

EXPERTS MEET TO BRAINSTORM ON E-WASTE MANAGEMENT IN WEST AFRICA

The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), with the support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany, has organized a two-day workshop under the theme: “Co-designing the Research Road Map and Theory of Change”. The regional workshop on plastic and electronic waste management, recycling, and Continue Reading

THREE AFRICAN INSTITUTIONS PARTNER TO USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

The West African Science Services Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in partnership two other institutions, RUFORUM, an organization made up of African universities working to promote agricultural development and the AKADEMIYA2063, established to expand the portfolio of research and capacity-strengthening for agricultural policy making, are partnering WASCAL to implement the Climate Continue Reading

WASCAL JOINS NDCs PARTNERSHIP – A GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE COALITION AS ASSOCIATE MEMBER

WASCAL has officially been endorsed as an associate member to the NDC Partnership, a global coalition of countries and institutions collaborating to drive transformational climate action through sustainable development and committed to ambitious implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. As an associate member, WASCAL will Continue Reading

WASCAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND INFORMATICS SCHOLARS VISIT COMPETENCE CENTRE

As part of their training, WASCAL scholars pursuing masters in Climate Change and Informatics at the University Joseph Ky- Zerbo of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, visited the WASCAL automatic weather station in Bossa and research facilities at the Competence Centre in Ouagadougou.  The objective of the visit, which was the first of its kind, for Continue Reading