Master research program

The Master Research Program

The two year Master Research Program on “Climate Change and Human Security” aims at building the climate change expertise of students from ten West African countries in an inspiring, multi-disciplinary and intercultural learning environment.

Each year, the German ministry of Education through ZEF offers 10 scholarships for 10 of the recruited students. Others can register and pay the full 15000 Euros scholarship. A special focus is laid on the capacity development of skills in earth sciences, research methodology, disaster and human contigency. These skills are highly relevant for policy-advice, public awareness building on climate change, as well as for the implementation of climate change adaptation programs. After the course, the graduates are well prepared to work as experts in the area of Climate change, adaptation, community organisers, as well as for civil society and donor organizations.

The first ten international WASCAL students of Lomé have started the program in November 2012. A second batch of students was recruited in July 2013.