The Executive Director of WASCAL, Dr. Laurent Sedogo has admonished beneficiaries of WASCAL scholarship postgraduate program to do everything possible to benefit fully from the opportunities that have been presented to them.
“I implore you to concentrate on your studies. The main reason why you have chosen this path is to pursue you academics. Study very hard and make sure you finish your program. ”
He stated Dr. Sedogo was speaking at the Capacity Building Meeting and Fifth Introductory Seminar on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use to formally welcome the 2016/2017 batch of graduate students in Accra.
He further entreated students to hoist the flag of WASCAL high by being law abiding students, and conform to the rules and regulations of each university they find themselves.
Hundred students from within West Africa have been given full scholarship to pursue various courses on Climate Change thematic areas as follows: Climate Change and Land Use, Economics, Energy, Biodiversity, Adapted Land Use, Education, Agriculture, Human Security and Water Resources.
He further alerted them that the whole idea of WASCAL is to build the next generation of scientists who will help fight issues pertaining to climate change and adapted land use.
WASCAL is a West African International organization that is building the next generation of scientists to influence policies in West Africa on climate change. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF).