Western & Central Africa
The growing urban population in coastal areas if Ghana is increasingly exposed to flooding and associated risks of waterborne diseases and landslides, but also drought, seismic hazards and coastal erosion. The three northern regions are the most affected by climate change with prolonged periods of drought impacting water resources, energy supplies, crop production and food security. Extractive industries also generate environmental and health risk.
After the 2010 CADRI capacity assessment, in 2022 the Government mobilized the CADRI Partnership expertise to support a new diagnosis of country systems to manage disaster risk with the view to promote institutional reform and inform the updating of the national DRR strategy, as well as the UN system programming under the new UNSDCF 2022-2025.