WASCAL has pledged its commitment towards the fight against climate change by bridging climate change and water related needs with potential innovative solutions in Africa.
In a three-day launch conference with partners from across Africa and Europe at the AfriAlliance Launch Conference 2017 which took place in Ekurhuleni, South Africa, Dr. Barry Boubacar of WASCAL showcased the key milestones of WASCAL in bridging the climate change and water related needs through its innovative research efforts and capacity building programmes.
WASCAL, in partnership with the University Abomey Calavi in Benin, continues to increase capacity building for water resource scientists and policy makers in West Africa through its Doctoral Programme in Climate Change and Water Resources through the support of the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The AfriAlliance is a 5year project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovative programme. It facilitates the collaboration of African and European stakeholders in the areas of climate change innovation, research, policy and capacity development by supporting effective means of knowledge sharing and technology transfer
The Launch Conference was the inaugural meeting of the AfriAlliance innovation alliance, of which WASCAL is amongst the consortium partners, together with other institutions such as UNESCO, Waternet, University of Twente and Global Water Partnerships.