Employment Status of Alumni at 100%

One greatest achievements of DRP-WACS is the fact that all its Alumni are 100% gainfully employed and well placed in reputable organisations. Some of our graduates are consultants to international organizations such as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Bank (WB).

Currently, ten of our Alumni are lecturers in Universities across West Africa, out of which four are already Senior Lecturers and one is the incumbent Dean of his faculty in a Polytechnic. Some of them are Senior Researchers at International Research Institutes. Some are Chief Meteorologists at Federal Government MDAs such as Ministry of Fisheries & Water Resources and National Meteorological Agencies across West Africa. We also have some as Senior Scientific Officers at CAR NASRDA, WMO Regional Office and even WASCAL Competence Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.



SN Names Country Thesis Title Position
1 DIASSO Ulrich Jacques Burkina Faso Modelling the impact of climate change on extreme climate over West Africa Consultant,

World Bank

2 Moussa MOUNKAILA SALEY Niger Numerical Statistical Prediction of Rainfall Onset and Cessation dates over West Africa University Abdou Moumouni
3 NIANG Coumba Senegal Modelling the influence of Land Surface processes and Sea Surface Temperature on Rainfall Variability over West Africa LPAOSF/ESP/University Dakar
4 Souleymane SANOGO Mali Numerical Study of the Recent Partial rainfall recovery in the Sahel of West Africa Senior Lecturer,

USTTB - Mali

5 Thompson ANNOR Ghana Modeling potential impacts of climate change and variability on hydrology and water resources over the Volta Basin, Ghana Senior Lecturer,

Dept. of Physics, KNUST, Ghana

6 AWOTUSE Ayoola Olamitomi Nigeria Modelling Seasonal Variability of Evapotranspiration in the Sudan Savannah of Ghana/Burkina-Faso using Micro-Meteorology Field Data and Remote Sensing
7 QUANSAH Emmanuel Ghana Estimation of land-surface-atmosphere carbon dioxide exchanges over tropical savanna ecosystems. Senior Lecturer,

Dept. of Physics, KNUST, Ghana

8 BAMBA Adama Cote d’ivoire Influence of land surface condition and synoptic atmospheric patterns on rainfall variability in West Africa Assistant Professor Researcher,


9 TOURE N’Datchoh Evelyne Cote d'ivoire A dynamic modelling of the interactions between Savannah fire and regional climate over West Africa Researcher,



10 AKINSEYE Folorunso Mathew Nigeria Factoring Climate change and Variability into Crop model to simulate yield performance in the West Africa Sudano-Sahelian Region Senior Researcher,

ICRISAT, Nigeria


SN Names Country Thesis Title Position
1 ODOULAMI Romaric Christel Benin-Republic Modelling the potential impacts of Forestation on Extreme Climate events over West Africa. Postdoctoral Researcher,

African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

2 NIKIEMA P. Michel P. Burkina Faso Uncertainties in Regional Climate Change Projection on Temperature and Precipitation Over West Africa using Multi-model Approach WMO, Regional Office Abuja
3 KOUADIO Kouakou Cote D'Ivoire Simulation of rainfall distribution over West Africa using Regional Climate Models Assistant Lecturer-researcher,


4 GIBBA Peter Gambia Characterization and Projections of Extreme Climate Events Over West Africa Chief Meteorologist,

Ministry of Fisheries & Water Resources


5 NAABIL Edward Ghana Modeling the Climate and Hydrology of Tono Basin in Ghana, West Africa Senior Lecturer and Dean of School of Engineering,

Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ghana

6 OJEH Vincent Nduka Nigeria Quantifying Urban Heat Island Effects on the Climate of Lagos Megacity, Nigeria Using Experiment, Remote Sensing and Models Department of Geography

Taraba State University, Jalingo Nigeria

7 TALABI Christiana Nigeria Modelling the Impacts of Strategic Agroforestry Systems on Future Climate in Africa. Senior Scientific Officer,

CAR NASRDA Kogi State University Campus: Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria.

8 COULIBALY Amadou Mali Observational and Numerical study of Mesoscale, Land and Sea breezes along the Guinea coast of West Africa. Lecturer,

IPR- IFRA - Mali

9 KEKE Ibourahima Senegal Modeling the Impact of Sub-grid Convection on Future Cyclogenesis of West Africa


SN Names Country Thesis Title Position
1 DAJUMA Alima Cote D’Ivoire Impacts of Natural and Anthropogenic Aerosols on Clouds and- Radiative Properties over Coted’Ivoire Université Felix Houphouët Boigny, cocody, Abidjan
2 QUENUM Mayeul Benin-Republic Extreme Climate Events Prediction over West Africa Using a Coupled Atmosphere- Hydrology Modelling System and Climate Indices
3 WINDMANAGDA Sawadogo Burkina Faso Potential of Wind and Solar Energy Generation over West Africa in a Changing Climate Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Augsburg

4 GBODE Imoleayo Ezekiel Nigeria Evaluation of Weather Research and Forecasting Model Physics in Simulating West African Monsoon Department of Meteorology and climate Science, FUTA.

Consultant to WMO

5 KUMI Naomi Ghana Improving Seasonal Rainfall Prediction over West Africa Using Dynamic Climate Model Senior Meteorologist at Ghana Meteorological Agency/Fellow,

AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science

6 BALLO Abdoulaye Mali Influence of Quasi-biennial Oscillation on Tropical Easterly Jet and West African Precipitation
7 BONKANEY Abdou Latif Niger Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Energy Demand in Niger
8 AISSATOU Faye Senegal Modelling the Impact of Coastal Urbanization on the West African Summer Monsoon Climate Postdoctoral Researcher,

University of Virginia, USA

9 ACHUGBU Ifeanyi Chukwudi Nigeria Simulating the Effect of Land Use Land Cover Change on Hydro-Meteorological Parameters of West Africa