Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Resource for Theme 'Climate Science'

Climate Change Adaptation for the Coastal Communities of Ghana's Western Region


skankam | 2012-04-02 01:03


Date of publication: 2012-04-02

Associated Organization: Coastal Resources Center (CRC), University of Rhode Island, Friends of the Nation (FoN)

Themes: Climate Science

Regions: Africa

Countries: Ghana


The Hen Mpoano (Our Coast) Project is carried out by the Coastal Resources Center in collaboration with Friends of the Nation, The WorldFish Center and Sustainametrix, to help coastal communities in the Western Region of Ghana and its six coastal districts assess climate change impacts and community vulnerability in order to find ways to adapt using their own resources and knowledge.

The Coastal Resources Center collaborates with USAID and other partners to carry out natural hazard and climate change vulnerability assessments, put adaptation measures into place and share lessons about what works and what needs to be done.

This is one of a series of short videos exploring practical approaches being used right now by our colleagues in several different coastal countries to manage risk and take no-regrets actions to increase their resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

We would like to acknowledge and thank Skyy TV Takoradi for video clips of the 2011 flooding in Shama District.

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