Universität Bonn

INRES Pflanzenbau


German Academic Network for Capacity Development in Climate Change Adaptations in Africa (NetCDA)


In 2012, the West African Science Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) launched its first Doctoral Training Program (DRP) under the Graduate Schools Program (GSP). As one of the three main pillars of WASCAL, the GSP quickly became a remarkable success, gaining recognition in all participating countries. Compared to other graduate programs in West Africa, the main difference and advantage of the GSP is its strong international orientation. Continuation of this success, via the NetCDA project, German partner universities are actively involving in the DRP program with overall aim to provide further support in teaching, supervising students, and expanding academic network.

University of Bonn will contribute with following tasks:

- UBonn supports the doctoral students of the partner GRP Climate Change and Agriculture of the Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliquée in Bamako/Katibougou in continuing and successfully completing their doctorates.
- The doctoral students are supervised by the UBonn team during their stay as guest researchers at the applicant's institution, during the supervision team's trips to West Africa and via online meetings in their research projects.
- UBonn contributes to strengthening the German network of WASCAL graduate schools and
- UBonn supports an academic network that brings together climate change researchers from Europe and Africa who are active in education.



Dr. Thomas Gaiser

Dr. Thuy Huu Nguyen






  • Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Universität Bonn-INRES
  • Universität Rostock
  • United Nations University EHS Bonn
  • Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  • Karlsruhe Institute for Technology
  • Technische Hochschule Neubrandenburg
  • Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde Koblenz
  • Universität Hohenheim
  • Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliquée (IPR)
  • WASCAL GRP Climate Change and Agriculture, Bamako/Katibougou, Mali


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