Symposium for Research and Capacity Development in West Africa for WASCAL and German Partners
The Director of DRP-WACS, FUTA was amongst the few selected Directors of WASCAL Graduate Schools in West Africa to attend physically, the Symposium for Research and Capacity Development in West Africa for WASCAL and German Partners, an event that took place between 22nd and 23rd September, 2021 in Würzburg, Germany. The meeting was a great opportunity to link up with some German and African researchers in the area of the science of climate change. Chief among them was Prof. Andreas Fink of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. His areas of interest such as the West African Monsoon, numerical weather prediction models and extreme weather events in West Africa lie squarely with our goals and aspirations in DRP-WACS. Discussions were therefore cemented on teaching, research and joint supervision of newly recruited Batch 5 students and others.