Master's Research Programs
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
Elite and Regional Nature of the Program
The Master in Climate Change and Energy (CCE) is innovative for the West African region. It will enroll each year, excellent students of the ten (10) WASCAL member Countries. Target students are from undergraduate programs with strong academic background in science (particularly mathematics and physical Sciences), technology and engineering. Their training will be done in a close collaboration with the main competencies in climate sciences and energy of participating institutions and countries. Moreover, the CCE master will rely on WASCAL Competence center (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) and some renowned German universities and research institutions in climate change sciences and energy in order to provide high quality training to its students. .
The program will have a regional Advisory Board that will direct and guide its operations. It will also have an interdisciplinary, cross-college team to engage the lead university and other West Africa and German highly qualified, diverse faculties and research institutions to promote efficiency in the CCE master program.
UAM as Host Institution
Abdou Moumouni University (UAM) of Niamey was created in 1971. In 2011 it has 357 Professors, Associate-professors, Assistant-professors, 419 Administrative and Technical Personals and more than 12 500 Students. The Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of UAM where the CCE Master is hosted has graduated many Masters and Doctorate. students in fundamental and Applied Sciences. The CCE Master Program will be built on existing educational resources which will be expanded by adding new core science courses in climate change and energy topics with innovative professional development skills.
UAM Local Partnership
The host-institution (UAM) also has a very strong collaboration with outstanding international and national Research Centers in meteorology, agriculture, Climate Change and solar energy, based in Niamey (Niger).
AGRHYMET Regional Center
AGRHYMET Regional Center is a specialized institution (education, research and information) of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) based in Niamey (Niger) in the vicinity of the university campus. AGRYMET is a regional intergovernmental organization, it was created in 1974 and its main missions are: (i) to contribute to achieving food security and increased agricultural production in the CILSS member states; (ii) To improve natural resource management in the Sahelian region. AGRHYMET has started a Master Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development in 2010 and will be a privileged partner of the CCE Master program.
Tel.: (+227) 20315316 / 20315436
Fax: (+227) 20315435
BP: 11011 Niamey - Niger
African Centre for Meteorological Applications to Development (ACMAD)
ACMAD is the weather and Climate Centre with African Continental Competence. It was created in 1987 by the Conference of Ministers of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). ACMAD’s mission is the provision of weather and climate information for the promotion of sustainable development of Africa in the fields of agriculture, water resources, health, public safety, climate change and renewable energy.
Tel.: (+227) 20734992
Fax: (+227) 20723627
BP: 13184, Niamey - Niger
International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) of Niamey
ICRISAT is an organization of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture (CGIAR) that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT Center develops sustainable management of semi-arid tropic systems through efficient and sustainable management of natural resources and enables policies and institutions for improving livelihoods and achieving food, nutrition and health security while protecting the environment.
Tel.: (+227) 20722529/ 20722725/ 20722626
Fax: (+227) 20734329
BP: 12404, Niamey / Niger.
E-mail : ICRISATSC@CGIAR.ORG
Niger National Institute of Agronomical Research (INRAN)
INRAN is Niger main Agronomical Research agency, it was created in 1975. INRAN has more than 482 agents with 93 full-time researchers. Its missions concerned principally the development of agriculture research and its application, the formation and training in agriculture sciences, the development of scientific database in the sector and its diffusion and the adaptation of agriculture to the changing climate.
Tel.: (+227) 20725389
Fax: (+227) 20722740
BP: 429, Niamey / Niger.
National Center of Solar Energy (CNES)
CNES (former ONERSOL) is a National research center created in 1965 to develop solar energy applications in Niger. Its main objectives are to do theoretical study, design-manufacture, test and promote the use of solar energy systems in Niger.
Tel.: (+227) 20723923
BP: 621, Niamey / Niger.
WASCAL Regional Partnership
It is expected that several Universities will participate, along with UAM, in the implementation of the Master’s program. UAM has since its creation, developed a long tradition of collaboration and partnership with numerous Universities from the region and from other parts of the World.
The principal partner universities of the MRP on Climate Change and Energy will be determined at a regional planning workshop to be organized by WASCAL as soon as the principle of setting the program is approved. These Partner Universities/Training Institutions (both from the West African region and Germany) will be involved as much as possible in the MRP Advisory Board and in the overall international coordination of the program. They should also contribute teaching staff to the Program. The distribution of teaching load between staff from the Lead University, staff from the other West African partner universities and the German partner universities will be decided in due time, through discussion under the chairmanship of the Lead University. Letters from the above institutions, signifying their support and collaboration, will be forwarded later.
For information, additional information on the program:
Tel.: +227 20 31 50 14 / 96 89 79 81
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
B.P: 10662 FAST Niamey