WASCAL has held its 3rd West African Ministerial Council Meeting in Ghana. The essence of this year’s meeting was designed to showcase strategic solutions by West African policy makers in ensuring a sustainable fight against climate change challenge in the sub-region.

The meeting, under the theme, “deepening partnerships between German and West-African Policy Makers towards the realization of sustainable development goal 13 on climate action.” brought together West African ministers responsible for climate change  and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF) headed by the Federal Minister, Mrs Anja Karliczek,

The meeting was hosted by Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation Ghana and permanent vice-chair of the WASCAL Council of Ministers, and Mrs Marie-Odile Attanasso, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Benin  and chair of the WASCAL amongst others.

The meeting was held in Ghana s part of the periodic gathering of sector ministers within the WASCAL member states in West Africa. Per the constitution, the Ministerial Council is the highest organ of the institution and its meeting is geared towards deepening the relationships among the country members on one side and between them and the German partner at the policy making levels.

The Meeting also saw the official integration of Cape Verde as the latest member country to join WASCAL.

The Council also examined and approved reports and other major documents of WASCAL.

 His Excellency Mr. Yahouza Sadissou, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Innovation was nominated as the new Chair of the Ministerial Council of WASCAL. He took over from the Her Excellency, Ms Odile Attanasso from Benin.