I warmly welcome you to the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Land-use (WASCAL CCLU) at the College of Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.
WASCAL CCLU PhD programme in Climate Change and Land Use is funded by the German Government and it aims to provide state-of-the-art training for professionals in Climate Change and Land Use within the sub-region.
WASCAL is present in twelve countries (i.e. Ghana, Nigeria, The Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Togo, Mali, Senegal, Cape Verde) in institutions running programmes with diff…
WASCAL CCLU Centre has organized a 3-day training programme on Policy Brief Development. This programme took place on the 16th to the 18th November, 2022 at the WASCAL Building.
The objective was to strengthen the capacity of WASCAL’s graduate and post graduate students in policy brief development for increased engagement in policy processes and advocacy.
Prof Boateng Kyereh gave the welcome statement on behalf of the Director WASCAL CCLU Centre.
Amongst the facilitators were Dr Portia Adade Williams, Research Scientist from CSIR-STEPRI, Dr. Owusu Amponsah, Senior Lecturer, Department of Planning, KNUST and Mrs. Aba Brew-Hammond, Senior Lecturer, Publishing Studies, KNUST.
Participants included PhD students from WASCAL CCLU Centre, RWESCK, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Economics, Department of Environmental Science and CARISCA - KSB.
Participants benefited from the following training modules i.e. Foundation of policy and policymaking, Policy briefs and How to engage in policy advocacy.
Dr. Portia Adade Williams took the participants through the following technical sessions i.e. Understanding the policy context, Introduction to policy briefs, Policy brief development, Writing policy recommendations and Evaluating a policy brief.
Dr. Owusu Amponsah took the participants through Policy planning and implementation and Mrs. Aba Brew-Hammond took the participants through the Editorial processes and publication of policy brief.
Amongst other members present were the supporting staff of WASCAL CCLU Centre, Dr. Amponsah, Scientific Coordinator, Akua Osaa Awuah, IT/Office Manageress and Theresah Sarpong-Peprah, Secretary.
The office of the Vice Chancellor of KNUST organized a welcoming and orientation meeting for all international students enrolled in various programmes on KNUST campus of which the Batch 5 students of WASCAL CCLU were in attendance. The meeting was held on 1st April, 2022 at the Great Hall Foyer Assembly
The programme ultimately aims at strengthening the research, educational and policy capacity and competency of West-African countries to deal with issues of climate change through adapted land use on a scientific basis in partnership with German institutions.