West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

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History

Establishment of Regional Science Service Centers (RSSC) initiated by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 2010. Constitution and Cooperation Agreement of WASCAL signed and adopted 10 Feb 2012, Lomé (Togo), by Council of Ministers. Officially recognized by ECOWAS, 1 June 2013. Headquarters Agreement signed, 4 Apr 2014, by HE the President of Republic of Ghana, giving full recognition as an international organization based in Ghana.

Aims

Develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures; enhance resilience of human-environmental systems to climate change and increased variability; collect necessary data to assess climate change and improve climate change impact models and provision of relevant and consistent ecosystem and climate services to stakeholders; contribute to educate the next generation of scientists and policy makers that can help the region in developing suitable coping strategies; participate with evidence based strength in international climate change policy discussions.

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Activities

Research and development; guidance/assistance/consulting; training/education; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 11 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Climate
  • Geography
    • Land Type/Use
  • Social Activity
    • Services
  • Science
    • Science

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

J7857

Last News Received

9. Feb 2016
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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