Master's Research Programs
CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY
The RARSUS project is an ongoing project in Niamey, Niger. Within the frame of the project, the first training workshop was held from the 11th to 15th June 2018 at Abdou Mounmouni University of Niamey (UAM). On behalf of the project consortium, the workshop was organized by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) Bonn, Germany and the RARSUS team at Abdou Mounmouni University (UAM) of Niamey, Niger. The purpose of the workshop was to train young scientists on ethics and standards in conducting research. A mix of (guest) lectures, class discussions/exercises and case study were use to achieve the objective of the workshop. This event is part of the project activities.
The purpose of this training workshop is to introduce academics and practitioners on important research ethics and standard. The training workshop is a face-to-face sessions (F2F) that will be held at the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger. Peer learning and networking amongst participant and other contributing experts will also constitute part of the activities. At the end of the workshop, participants will participate in a field trip to enable them to have first field experience and to understand the necessary precautions to take when interacting with the local population during a field research.
The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and the West African Centre for Sustainable Rural Transformation (WAC-SRT) Project has opened a two-week capacity-building workshop at the University of Ghana.
Partners of the project are the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany; Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Abdou Moumouni (UAM), Niamey, Niger; Faculty of Planning and Land Management (FPLM), University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa and Tamale; ISSER and Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences (FACS), University of Ghana.
The workshop is being organised by ISSER and the University of Bonn, Germany. The purpose of the workshop is to equip participants with useable operational skills, and methods and techniques that are relevant to faculty and administrators in the areas of Academic Writing, E-Learning, Data Management and Poverty Assessment.
CEREMONY OF INAUGURATION OF THE SEKOUKOU SOLAR ENERGY DEMONSTRATION SITE
Under the communal authorities of Kollo, customary and the leaders of the WAC-SRT projects, the opening ceremony of the solar energy demonstration and distribution site started with FATIHA's prayer, is followed by the words of welcome from Sekoukou Village Head. Following the word of welcome, the musical troupe of the village presented a small congratulatory animation of thanks to the decision maker. Shortly afterwards, the Mayor of the Urban Commune of KOLLO thanked the WAC-SRT Project for having implanted in its locality such a precious project for the benefit of its population. The representative of the villagers made the management committee of the Sekoukou Demonstration site public and to the guests.
As Project Coordinator WAC-SRT Niger had to thank the village leader Sekoukou for his courage and goodwill of patriotism, his love for his people and for his village.
In turn, the Secretary General of Kollo prefecture has provided strong advice to the county management and the people and his wish and thanks go to the leaders of the Abdou Moumouni University and the German Cooperation.
The president of CNDH has provided wise advice to the population and the management committee for the good governance of the site. Finally, a guided tour of the site of which here is the composition: 3 fountains, 1 electric field in solar energy and a solar pumping site, recharging points for lamps and cell phones, a television so that the population of the village is enough Informed and a refrigerator for the sale of fresh water and ice.
The authorities of Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, WAC-SRT, DAAD and Kollo
The Chief of Sekoukou Village
The Coordinator WAC-SRT Niger, Prof. Dr. Rabani ADAMOU
The dance troupe of Sekoukou Village
The management committee of Demonstration site of Sekoukou
WASCAL MRP CCE and colleagues organized a public lecture at the Amphi A of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey. Under the theme of "Information and agro-climatic services against extreme rainfall", 04 July 2018, at 15:00.
A packed amphitheater of prestigious guests and students of UAM. The Dean of this faculty in these speeches congratulated the organizers through WASCAL and its partners for the training they give on climate change which is a world concern and a phenomenon to fight against. It was an unexpected success; the keynote speakers, Dr. SALACK, Senior Climate Scientist, WASCAL, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, did not expect everyone to participate and on the other hand the participants were very pleased with the conference and especially the actual theme discussed, the answers he gave to the questions asked.
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - DISASTER RISK REDUCTION PROJECT COORDINATOR
The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) is looking for a competent and dynamic Postdoctoral Scientist to coordinate its project on "Disaster Risk Reduction Practice
Research and Capacity Building Support to ECOWAS". The project is funded by the World Bank.
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Languages Required: English and French
Duration of Initial Contract: Eighteen (18) Months.
Application Deadline: 15 September 2018.
The program of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and European Union (EU) cooperate on the program “Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities. Its overall objective is to strengthen the resilience of Sub-Saharan African regions, countries and communities to the impacts of natural disasters, including the potential impacts of climate change that it may reduce poverty and promote sustainable development. The activity in the ACP-EU Initiative, result area 2, focuses on “African Regional Economic Communities to have DRR coordination, planning and policy advisory and operational capacities to support their respective member states and regional and sub-regional programs”. This activity is coordinated by GFDRR/The World Bank and financed by the ACP and EU. The “Strengthening the Disaster Risk Reduction Coordination Planning and Policy Advisory Capacity of the Economic Community of West African States African (ECOWAS)” is supported by the ACP-EU NDRR Program to COWAS Disaster Risk Reduction Strategic Plan. Among others it enhances the regional DRR research agenda linking it to policy and practice influence both to embrace the recent global strategic guidance provided through the recently adopted Sendai Framework and to facilitate innovation in DRR mainstreaming across a variety of development thematic areas. Lessons from policy and practice review will play a key role in reforming national and regional disaster related policies, strategies and action plans, with a view to enable their harmonization with regional and continental strategies and trends. With support from the World Bank, a consortium of national, regional and international institutions experienced in research and capacity building have been contracted to support ECOWAS in the implementation of the Plan of Action (POA) and to facilitate the research and capacity building component of the POA. The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) is the lead institution of the implementation consortium.
For information, additional information on the program:
Tel.: +227 20 31 50 14 / 69 89 79 81
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B.P: 10662 FAST Niamey
Selection Batch 1 WAC-SRT IMP/ SRT 2017-2018
WAC-SRT through the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey proceeded on Tuesday 03 July 2018, the first selection of candidacy for its program.
The selection committee met in the conference room of WASCAL MRP-CCE in Niamey, after the committee's installation, was followed by the words of the WAC-SRT Niger Coordinator and the presentation of the members of the committee. . This committee is composed of:
this master is a sub-regional program of which there was the participation of the countries like:
Niger with 47 applications,
Benin 3 applications;
Burkina Faso 1 application,
Ghana 8 applications,
Liberia 1 application,
and Togo 11 applications.
We registered 75 applications.