West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change Economics
With funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

1. Background
The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) under the sponsorship of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is pleased to announce application for its Doctoral and Master’s Research Programmes in all its eleven (11) West African partner universities. 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. The Graduate Studies Programme (GSP) in Climate Change Economics was launched at University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in 2011 and has already trained 3 batches of students from different WASCAL member countries. This programme contributed to train 29 PhDs in Climate Change Economics in topics such as agriculture, fishing, livestock, food security, gender, migration, urban planning, coastal erosion, renewable energy, green entrepreneurship in the context of Climate Change. This call for applications concerns the 5th batch which aims to select students among the member countries.

For more information, download the call for application call for application_PhD_UCAD- Batch5.pdf

and the application form Application form final-UCAD.pdf

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