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Announcement: Application Process for Doctoral and Master's Fellowships at the Graduate Studies Program has been extended
18-01-2016

Announcement: Application Process for Doctoral and Master's Fellowships at the Graduate Studies Program has been extended

Please note: The call for application has been extended to January 22, 2016. The first Doctoral and Master's...

Graduation of master students of the WASCAL Master Research Program "Climate Change and Education"
21-12-2015

Graduation of master students of the WASCAL Master Research Program "Climate Change and Education"

Nine students graduated successfully at the WASCAL Master Research Program "Climate Change and Education" at...

In the midst of global Climate Change Negotiations: WASCAL at COP21 in Paris
16-12-2015

In the midst of global Climate Change Negotiations: WASCAL at COP21 in Paris

Laurent Sédogo, Janet Adelegan and Harald Kunstmann represented WASCAL at the COP 21 in Paris (Nov. 30-Dec.12, 2015).

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Welcome to WASCAL

With climate change being one of the most severe challenges to rural Africa in the 21st century, West Africa is facing an urgent need to develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures.

WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) is a large-scale research-focused Climate Service Center designed to help tackle this challenge and thereby enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change and increased variability. It does so by strengthening the research infrastructure and capacity in West Africa related to climate change and by pooling the expertise of ten West African countries and Germany.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), WASCAL is implemented in a collaborative effort by West African and German partners.

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Wascal: des propositions pour réduire les effets du changement climatique

2016 - sidwaya.bf - 24-01-16

Le laboratoire de biologie et écologie végétale a organisé le vendredi 22 janvier 2016 à Ouagadougou, une journée de consultations nationales, dans l’optique de prendre en compte dans le programme de Wascal 2017-2020, des priorités en termes des besoins nationaux et en services sur les changements climatiques et l’utilisation adaptée des terres.

Mohammed urges WASCAL to key into INDC, change agenda

2016 - environewsnigeria.com - 24-01-16

The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) has been urged to key into Nigeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) as it begins the process of preparing a Research Agenda on Climate Change for the sub-region for the period spanning 2016 to 2020.

Nigeria: FG to review all environmental laws

2016 - WorldStageNews - 21-01-16

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced plans to review all environmental laws, Acts that have to do with the nation’s environment.

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The WASCAL Data Discovery Portal provides public access for scientists and stakeholders to the WASCAL spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Within WASCAL a large number of heterogeneous data are collected. In order to facilitate the acquisition, provision, integration, management and exchange of these heterogeneous data resources within a scientific and non-scientific multiuser (distributed) environment the spatial data infrastructure (SDI) WADI (WAscal Data Infrastructure) has been build-up.