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Monday, March 19, 2012

Germany supports West African governments with N10 billion

The Federal Republic of Germany has given a financial support of Euro50 million, about N10.38 billion to West African nations in support of climate activities, reports GhanaWeb.
Also, NaijaAgroNet gathered that the fund would be put to use by West Africa Science Centre for Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), whose creation's constitution was signed by 10 West African ministers last month including Nigeria.
The ministers from Ghana, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin, Niger, Senegal, and Togo also signed the Cooperation of Agreement for WASCAL in Lome, Togo.
Further, NaijaAgroNet gathered that the funds were provided by German government in order to help West Africans to generate the knowledge and develop the analytical capability in the region on climate change and land resources to design resilient land use system. 
With the funds the science centre, WASCAL would offer research community in West Africa through the partnership of Germany expertise on climate change and adapted land management to strengthen the ability in the region to assess the impact of land management policies affecting the wellbeing of the targeted region. Read more
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