Master's Research Programs
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
Second ZEF-WASCAL-PAUWES training workshop on development of Energy in Africa
A two weeks duration workshop was organized in Niamey at the WASCAL Master Research Program on Climate Change and Energy (MRP CC &Energy). The workshop brought together students of the Pan African University - Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) working on energy related issues –engineering or policy issues and their counterparts of the WASCAL MRP CC & Energy, focusing on the same topics. The workshop was facilitated and conducted by lecturers and scientists from the WASCAL region and from Niger.
Workshop activities (except for field trips) were held on the premises of the MRP CC & Energy building on the University Abdou Moumouni campus.
After the launching of the first batch call of the German - West-African Excellence Center master program on Sustainable rural transformation (WAC-SRT), followed by the selection of students, the academic year 2018-2019 began on this day 1st November at the Factulty of Sciences and Techniques of Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger. The students early met the Dean and the the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, The Director and Cordinator of WAC-SRT.
After this meeting, an introduction class was given by the Master Program Coordinator, Pr Douma Ali. Just after, an intensive language (French and English) class beguan for the month of November.
The visit to Sekoukou happened on Saturday 29th December 2018, a demonstration site of WAC-SRT.
The aim of the visit was to assess the advancement state of water extension project and participate in the school garden project implementation. As planned, we arrived around 10 AM and were received by the village officials and the school director.
We went directly to the landscaped area. Once on the field, the following were noticed:
Ø the realization of 70 boards on 600 m2 (with a wire fence)
Ø supply of organic matter on the boards
Ø availability of seedlings for transplanting (tomatoes, lettuce, onions, carrots, cabbage). However, only the tomato was acquired.
The team was involved in the rehabilitation and burying of manure on some boards as an example. In addition, some technical advice was given taking into account their know-how in the field, for the purpose of a good implementation of the garden.
Subsequently, the visit continued on the point of extension of the drinking water supply to GAOBOREYDO hamlet where it remains the fence and the lighting. However, the extension to FANDOGA neighborhood is planned for the future.
• Staffing tools:
- Watering Cans
- Pipes and buckets
At the end of this visit, which ended at around 12.30, it was promised to the gardening team a technical guide for market gardening, a copy of which will be attached to this report.
After the two batches in Master Research Programme in Climate change and Energy (MRP-CCE), the WASCAL Doctoral Research Programme in West African Climate System is pleased to announce for application for its first batch of students to the study of Ph.D. Research Programme, Doctoral Research Programme in Climate Change And Energy (DRP-CCE), at the University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey, Niger, under the Capacity Building Programme of West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL),with funding from the German Ministry of Education and Research( BMBF).
WASCAL is a wholly West African international organization with focus on academic and transdisciplinary research, building graduate-level scientific capacity and serving policy makers in West Africa with science-based advice on adaptation to climate change impacts and land use management. It cooperates with many agencies and universities in the region, providing a knowledge platform of excellence for its partners. WASCAL is funded by BMBF, multilateral and bilateral partners and its 11 West African member countries, namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, The Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo.
WASCAL’s mission is to provide information and knowledge services at the local, national and regional levels to West African member countries to cope with the adverse impacts of climate change. We do this through capacity building support to young West African scholars in fields of climate, natural and social sciences and by delivering climate and environmental services in member countries. Potential candidates are invited to submit an application for selection.
For information, additional information on the program:
Tel.: +227 20 31 50 14 / 69 89 79 81
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