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Course CC&agric
Call and Application Form Second Batch 2015-2016

Climate change (CC) constitutes the most striking environmental risk on which the attention of the whole world is focused because of its global dimension and its negative effects on socio-ecological systems. It has been established that without adequate response, the effects of CC will increase in the coming years, with the greatest negative impacts on the most vulnerable populations and ecosystems in the world particularly those in the sub-Saharan part of Africa.
The training of highly (...)

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Student Eligibility

The entry requirements into the program are the following :
• Candidates must be from the WASCAL countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, or Togo) ;
• Candidates must have a Master’s Degree, or its equivalent in Soil Sciences, Crop Sciences, Agro-forestry, Forestry, Animal Sciences, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) or other relevant disciplines, with at least an average of 60 % (Second Upper Class, Assez Bien) ;
• Experience with modeling (...)

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Language requirements

CC & Agric is an English-speaking graduate program. The following are the language requirements :
• Basic Certificate in English Language ;
• Functional Certificate in English Language ;
A three-month intensive English language proficiency course will be offered at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana, for the selected francophone students before the beginning of the program.
At the end of this English language course, students will have to pass an English language proficiency (...)

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Scholarship and Research Support

The scholarship and research support will normally be provided based on the criteria below :
• After admission, students will be required to maintain a graduate level Grade Point Average (GPA) of B or a minimum of B from the course ;
• During the course curriculum phase, students will be required to develop a detailed research project, including budget ;
• During the project/research stage, students are expected to present their progress reports regularly and be evaluated accordingly.
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Outline of the program

The time required for the completion of the PhD program is 3 years.
Training components
The following steps are required : English upgrade (see above 3. Language requirements), indoor courses, and research component.
Intensive Indoor Courses (6 months)
Registered students will take part in six months of intensive course work at IPR/IFRA (Mali) and UCC (Ghana).
Contents of the courses : The teaching modules are the following :
i. Introduction to Climate Change ;
ii. Research (...)

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Application Procedure and Contact

Candidates may apply directly to the USTTB or the GRP CC & Agric by submitting all information requested via e-mail to Prof. Ouaténi Daillo e-mail ; Prof. Amoro Coulibaly, e-mail or ; Dr Benjamin Kofi Nyarko, e-mail ; Selassi Weto and to WASCAL :
Application Deadline : January 8th, 2016
Publication of the Selection Outcome
Shortlisted candidates will be (...)

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Formation doctorale en changement climatique et agriculture- WASCAL