05-06-2018

CHEIKH ANTA DIOP UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR CONFERS HONORIS CAUSA AWARD ON DR. WILFRIED KRAUS

The Faculty of Economics and Management and the Law Faculty of the Cheikh Anta DIOP University of Dakar, (UCAD) Senegal have conferred the honoris causa award on Dr. Wilfried Kraus of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF)

The meritorious award was in recognition of the contribution of BMBF in the fight against climate change in West Africa under the leadership of Dr. Wilfried Kraus, which has been evident in the establishment of 10 Graduate Schools within West Africa that build the capacity of post-graduate students in helping combat climate change.

Since its inception, Dr. Kraus has played a quality leadership role towards the achievement of this vision. In Senegal, the presence of WASCAL is very strong, with the establishment of Centre for Climate Change and Economics at the Cheikh Anta DIOP University of Dakar. The centre's mandate is to train Doctoral Students in the area of climate change and economics with the focus on applying economic rationality to analyze adaptation and mitigation strategies related to climate change.

This is the second doctoral award to be received by Dr. Kraus this year. In February, the University of Lome’, Togo, also presented a similar award to recognize him for his quality service. Congratulations Dr. Wilfried Kraus.

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