04-04-2017

FIRST BATCH OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRICULTURE PHD STUDENTS GRADUATE

The first batch of the Doctoral students who pursued WASCAL’s programme in Climate Change and Agriculture at Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliiquee de Katibougou (IPR/IFRA), Mali in collaboration with the University of Science and Technology, Mali and University of Cape Coast(UCC), Ghana have graduated.

Nine out of the ten students successfully graduated after four years of a fully sponsored Doctoral programme by WASCAL, with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The programme was designed to build the capacity of young scientists to implement strategies towards mitigation and adaptation to the negative effects of climate change in Agriculture.

In a congratulatory speech, Professor Amoro Coulibaly, Director of the Programme admonished the granduants to go out and act as ambassadors of WASCAL as they work hard to help combat the negative effects of climate change in West Africa. Granduants expressed gratitude to WASCAL and BMBF for the opportunity given them.

WASCAL is committed to training experts for West African countries to combat the adverse effects of climate change.

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