In recognition of its achievements in the fight against Climate Change, WASCAL has been admitted to the United Nation’s Framework for Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process as an observer organization of twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow.
By this status, WASCAL now has the right to nominate a representative to a UNFCCC conference by applying to each conference for accreditation.
The Executive Director of WASCAL, Dr. Moumini Savadogo expressed delight about the acceptance.
“We are delighted to be given this status. It will go a long way to continue discharging our commitment to as a West African international organization combatting climate action and improving livelihoods.”
Over the years, WASCAL’S contributions towards the attainment of UNSDG13 on climate action through building capacities of young West African scientists by providing full scholarship at the masters and doctoral levels, as well as providing unique research and climate services to policy makers and other strategic local, national, regional and global stakeholders has positioned the institution as an international centre of excellence in Climate Change.
With strong presence in 11 countries in West Africa, WASCAL has been a constant participant at the annual COP event since 2015, with strong collaboration and partnership and partnered key players to plan unique adaptation and mitigation measure to combat climate change and improve livelihoods.