Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

WASCAL appoints NiMet DG into IAB

In a bid to strengthening climate related research in the West Africa sub-region, the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, WASCAL, has appointed the D.G. Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi into its International Advisory Board for a 5-year period.

WASCAL which is hosted at the Federal University of Technology Akure, is saddled with the responsibility to tackle the challenge of climate change in a view to enhance the resilience of human and environmental systems to climate change and increased variability.

In a statement made available to journalists, the NiMet boss noted that the commission will not rest on its oars to provide a motherly arm towards other African countries by way of technical support.

According to Mashi, the WASCAL project, which is focused on West Africa, has a large scale research program that is initiated to develop effective adaptation and mitigation measures to climate change, with in depth research in case study watersheds in Benin, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ghana.



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