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26 Aug 2013 description

AUGUST 26, 2013 LOME

In a training module in Lomé, Togo, organized by the UNU Institute for Envirornment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) from 10 to 21 June 2013, 10 students from the West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) project received training in humanitarian coordination and emergency preparedness/response procedures.

06 Dec 2011 description

Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa

A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition over scarce resources and to changing migration patterns in the region.

Joint study calls for major investments in climate change adaptation to reduce the risk of conflict and forced migration