WASCAL proudly announces the election of Dr. Diaka Sidibe, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation from the Republic of Guinea as the new Ministerial Council Chair. The election took place at the just ended 5th Ministerial Council Meeting in Accra.
In her acceptance speech, Dr. Diaka expressed her gratitude for the trust placed in her by the member countries and affirmed her commitment to advancing WASCAL’s mission of promoting climate resilience and sustainable land use in West Africa. She stated, “I am honored to serve as the Ministerial Council Chair of WASCAL and look forward to collaborating with member countries and partners to address the pressing challenges of climate change in our region.”
Prof Adjima Thiombiano, minister of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation from Burkina Faso, representing the outgoing Ministerial Council Chair, Prof Boureima Kansaye, conveyed his best wishes to the incoming chair and expressed confidence in Dr. Diaka to lead WASCAL into a new phase of impactful initiatives. ‘’I am confident that Dr. Diaka will continue to elevate WASCAL’s contributions to sustainable development in West Africa.” He spoke.
WASCAL has officially welcomed the Republic of Guinea as its 12-member state, as part of its regional integration approach to fighting climate change and improving livelihoods in West Africa. Guinea will be hosting the WASCAL Graduate School Programme doctoral scholarship in Climate Change, Mining Environment, and Forest.