The Director General of the Sustainable Development
Goals Center for Africa (SDGCA), Dr. Belay Begashaw has paid a one day
working visit to WASCAL in Accra, to familiarize himself with the
operations of the organization.
Interacting with the Interim Executive Director of WASCAL, Prof Jimmy Adegoke and Capacity Building Director, Prof Janet Adelegan, the two entities exchanged ideas on possible future bilateral relationship regard to climate change. He commended the role WASCAL is playing in the building of capacities of young West African Scientists to tackle the issues of climate change within the sub-region. He, however, proposed that in future, WASCAL looks at the bigger picture of extending its arms to cover the entire continent.
Talking about SDGCA, Dr. Begashaw explained that it is an international organization that supports governments, civil society, businesses, and academic institutions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, and that they build upon Africa’s existing successes by bringing together people, ideas, and innovation to collectively reach a more sustainable future.
The purpose of the Center is to provide technical support, neutral advice and expertise as input to national governments, private sector, civil society, academic institutions to accelerate the implementation of the SDG agenda across Africa.