WASCAL COTE D’IVOIRE PARTNERS CLIMATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN IN WEST AFRICA

The WASCAL Doctoral School in Biodiversity-African Centre of Excellence on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (WASCAL / CEA-CCBAD) of the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny Cote d’Ivoire, has been chosen to host the Climate Leadership Programme for Women in West Africa (WAfriCLP).

The  programme  which selected acohort of 18 women from Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Togo for its implementation, is a women’s Climate Change leadership capacity building programme that provides learning, experimentation, education, research and training opportunities for scientists, innovators, and analysts and editors.

WAfriCLP will enable these targets to develop and advance knowledge on climate change in Africa.

The WASCAL GSP in Côte d’Ivoire has one of the best structures used to engage in Climate Change and Land Management. The programme is coordinated by Prof. FatagomaSorho and under the directorship of Prof. Souleymane Konate, the Director of WASCAL Graduate Studies Programme (GSP) in Cote d’Ivoire.

The launching ceremony was attended by key representatives from sectoral ministries such as: the Ministry of Women, Family and Children, which sponsors the event and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research as well as the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development which co-chairs.

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