WASCAL News

German Parliamentarians Visit WASCAL
09-07-2019

German Parliamentarians Visit WASCAL

The committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment of the Federal Republic of German Parliament paid a...

Three International Institutions Launch Clap-Africa Project to Develop Climate Change Capacities in Africa
20-06-2019

Three International Institutions Launch Clap-Africa Project to Develop Climate Change Capacities in Africa

The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), The Southern Africa Science...

Government of Germany & Wascal Engage Media on Climate Change
19-06-2019

Government of Germany & Wascal Engage Media on Climate Change

The Head of Division Global Change, Climate and Biodiversity at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research,...

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.

Explore WASCAL

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.