WASCAL Master Programme on Climate Change and Education


    The two year Master Programme “Climate Change and Education” aims to develop the climate change expertise of students from 10 West African countries in an inspiring, multi-disciplinary and intercultural learning environment. Each year, ten to twenty students are admitted to the programme. Particular focus is placed on the capacity development of skills in communication, education and public relations. These skills are highly relevant for policy advice, public awareness building on climate change, as well as for the implementation of adaptation programmes. After the programme, the graduates are well prepared to work as educational experts and communication officers for national and international agencies, the media, as well as for civil society and donor organizations. Some students also choose to continue their academic careers in education or communication sciences.

    UNU-EHS contributes to modules related to technology enhanced learning, e-Didactics, public awareness and public education.

  • Applicants must be citizens of one of the 10 WASCAL member states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d´Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal or Togo. The application process is handled by the University of The Gambia. All applications undergo a review by the international advisory board of the Master Programme.

  • Contact: WASCAL

    Director of the Master Programme Climate Change and Education:
    Dr. Musa Sowe
    Dean of the School of Education
    University of The Gambia, Brikama Campus Serrekunda, The Gambia

    Mob.: +220-36-50-007
    Email: musa_sowe2002@yahoo.com


    Dr. Erick Gankam Tambo
    Associate Academic Officer
    Tel.: + 49-228-815-0259
    Email: tambo@ehs.unu.edu