A joint master’s degree in groundwater for Sahelian Universities

Posted in : on 22 November 2022

The Sahel Groundwater Initiative will strengthen foundations for enhanced groundwater knowledge and management capacity in the Western Sahel countries of Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire. The analytical and technical assistance project is focusing on three outcomes: providing solutions to remove constraints and limitations on the use of groundwater for small-scale irrigation, reviewing the status of groundwater assessment and exploration capacity in Western Sahel, and facilitating regional cooperation around the development of groundwater expertise in the Sahel.

CIWA produced a gap analysis and typology on groundwater-dependent ecosystems with recommendations to fill data gaps as well as identification of existing barriers to gender equality, including in access to groundwater for irrigation, groundwater management ac2vi2es, and careers in the hydrogeology field.

This podcast is set to discuss how the World Bank through the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) Program is exploring ways to offer a joint master’s degree in groundwater in the Sahel through a conversation with Dr. Seynabou Cisse Faye, working in Dakar’s Cheikh-Anta-Diop University as Associate Professor. She is well recognized for her professional qualifications in Science, her outstanding achievements in this field and also, last but not least, as being currently the sole female head of department at the UCAD Faculty of Science.

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