WASCAL News

WASCAL Outdoors West African Climate Change Book Series on Floods
08-05-2019

WASCAL Outdoors West African Climate Change Book Series on Floods

A leading name in climate change research and services for West Africa, The West African Science Service Centre on...

23-04-2019

Call for Application: E-Platform on Weather and Climate Services for Resilient Development

This e-learning platform provides an introduction to weather and climate services and seeks to demystify how weather...

WASCAL to Engage Stakeholders on Paris Agreement at Africa Climate Week
15-03-2019

WASCAL to Engage Stakeholders on Paris Agreement at Africa Climate Week

The West Africa Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) in collaboration with the...

Latest Events

World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptatio - Akure, Nigeria

2019-01-28 - 23:00h to 2019-09-13 - 09:45h

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ritnpdza2mbbb36/3rd%20world%20Sypo...

African Climate Risks Conference 2019

2019-03-13 - 14:15h to 2019-10-31 - 14:53h

Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation...

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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Publications

Impacts of Climate Change

Impacts of Climate Change and Reforestation on Droughts over West Africa Using Regional Climate Models

2018 - Ulrich Jacques DIASSO

Characterization and Projection

Characterization and Projection of Extreme Precipitation Events Over Africa

2018 - Peter GIBBA

Vacancies

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.