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WASCAL Master Research Program in Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, 2012/13 Africa

Climate change is one of the most critical environmental problems faced by mankind in recent decades and its consequences are by no means, easy to prevent. Unfortunately, Africa is the most vulnerable to the impacts of Climate Change and West Africa is a key region of concern. Over-dependence on rain fed agriculture, weak governance, inadequate economic and technological development are some of the reasons given for this vulnerability. Concerted efforts in inter-disciplinary scientific research are Technology for Empowerment Technology for Empowerment Technology for Empowermentrequired to improve or compliment the various studies that have identified the different impacts of climate change and adaptation strategies.

Applicants must be citizens of the following countries participating in WASCAL: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Togo; (b) Five O’ Level/SCE/NECO credit passes in Mathematics, English, Physics and any three relevant subjects or its equivalent in Francophone countries; (c) First Degree (B.Tech. or B.Sc.) with a minimum of 2 nd Class Upper Degree (Mention Assez Bien) from the Federal University of Technology, Minna or any other Institution recognized by the Federal University of Technology, Minna; in any discipline related to the environment (especially agriculture, land resources, water resources and climate science).