The German partner universities collaborate with the Doctoral Programs through:
  • Curriculum development
  • Visiting professorship
  • Co-supervision of graduate students
  • In addition, West African students and faculty members are given the opportunity to conduct research at German universities or to visit counterpart research institutions in the USA, South Africa, France
  • The overall program is coordinated by the Capacity Building Department of WASCAL in Accra, Ghana


  Teaching Supervision
German Partners 4 15
African Partners 5 5
Nigerian Partners 20 25
Rest of the World 2 5
  • Research Institutes: e,g CAR-NASRDA, CRET
  • Government Agencies: e.g NiMet, NASRDA, MoEnv
  • National & International Universities: e.g OAU, Ife, UCT, South Africa



  • Collaboration with the climate change unit of the Federal Ministry of Environment
  • Technical support in the use of High-Performance Computer (HPC) cluster by ICTP
  • MoU with local organizations
    • Centre for Atmospheric Research, Anyigba, Nigeria
    • Institute for Dry land Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria
  • Collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in the following areas:
    • Data Exchange
    • Training, Teaching and Supervision of Students
    • Exchange of technical support in NWP research
    • Joint Research in weather and Climate Studies