Western & Central Africa
Ghana is prone to floods, coastal erosion, epidemics and droughts. Micro seismic studies indicate that southern Ghana is prone to earthquakes. In 2007, severe floods hit the northern parts of Ghana causing human fatalities and infrastructural damage. Climate change in Ghana is projected to affect its vital water resources, energy supplies, crop production and food security. With its three northern regions the most vulnerable, Ghana is already experiencing increased extreme weather conditions with higher incidences and more prolonged periods of floods and droughts.
In 2010, at the government request, the CADRI Partnership expertise was mobilized to contribute to a multidisciplinary capacity assessment under the Strategic Partnership for Preparedness (SPP) initiative. The recommendations and priority activities of the SPP Assessment were incorporated into the National Plan of Action for DRR and Climate Change Adaptation (2011-2015) with CADRI Partnership support.
Ghana - National Plan 2011-201515 Oct 2010
Ghana - Capacity Diagnosis Report1 Oct 2010