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

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. http://www.myskyyonline.com/tv/

Links:

Enhancing climate adaptation through land use planning in Shama District, Ghana

http://africa-adapt.net/projects/196/

The Integrated Coastal and Fisheries Governance (ICFG) Initiative for the Western Region of Ghana

http://www.crc.uri.edu/index.php?projectid=110

http://crc-ghana.org/

http://www.facebook.com/HenMpoano

Friends of the Nation

http://www.fonghana.20m.com/aboutus1.htm

Adapting to Coastal Climate Change: A Guidebook for Development Planners

http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/cross-cutting_programs/water/docs/coastal_adaptation/adapting_to_coastal_climate_change.pdf

WorldFish Center
http://www.worldfishcenter.org/our-research/ongoing-projects/coastal-planning-management-program-western-ghana

University of Cape Coast climate change adaptation course
http://ucc.edu.gh/news/campus-community/2011/08/19/ucc-and-crc-ghana-organise-workshop-coastal-adaptation-climate-change

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