First Master Students Graduated in Climate Change and Human Security at the Univesity of Lomé

On 28 November, 2014 the first batch of students on the WASCAL Master Programme: Climate Change and Human Security received their degrees at the University of Lomé.

Akangoa R. Abora, Olusegun Adeyemi Adegbile, Idelbert Dagbegnon Behanzin, Mahamadou M. Dicko, Agossou Gadedjisso-Tossou, Malan Ketcha Kablan, Abravi Essenam Kissi, Issoufou Liman Harou, Diouf Ousmane Sane, and Abroulaye Sanfo successfully completed the programme. The students who participated in the truly international programme come from Togo, du Niger, Nigéria, Mali, Bénin, Côte d’Ivoire, Sénégal, Burkina Faso, and Ghana.

The graduation ceremony was honoured by the attendance of Mrs. Dzifa Ama Gameti who represented the Ministry of Higher Education and Research of Togo. The president of the University of Lomé and member of the WASCAL Governing Board Prof. Messanvi Gbeassor, Dr Laurent Sédogo, Executive Director of WASCAL and Prof Kouami Kokou, Director of the Master Programme Climate Change and Human Security expressed their gratitude to the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the national and international partners who support the programme. „We are well equipped and well qualified to apply tools and methodologies for assessing the impacts of climate change on populations to ensure human security and the fight against the negative and harmful effects of climate change on their business activities and other.“ said Abravi Essenam Kissi.

The Master Programme Climate Change and Education started in November 2012. The second batch of students started course work in 2013.