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Newly Appointed Executive Director of WASCAL Visits Hon. Minister

Accra, June 18, 2024 – This afternoon, the Hon. Ophelia Mensah Hayford (MP), Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), warmly received Prof. Emmanuel Wendsongre Ramde, the newly appointed Executive Director of the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), and his delegation at the ministry.

During the meeting, discussions centered on WASCAL’s advisory services and capacity-building efforts, emphasizing collaborative approaches to address climate change and promote sustainable land use practices across West Africa.

Prof. Ramde expressed his commitment to strengthening the partnership between WASCAL and MESTI, aiming to enhance climate resilience and adaptive land use practices in the region. Hon. Ophelia Mensah Hayford reiterated MESTI’s steadfast support for WASCAL’s initiatives, highlighting the pivotal role of science and technology in advancing sustainable development goals.

The visit signifies a significant milestone in reinforcing collaboration between MESTI and WASCAL, underscoring their joint efforts to leverage scientific research and innovation to tackle the urgent challenges of climate change and land use adaptation in West Africa.