This UNU research project focuses on the semi-arid region of northern Ghana where the change impacts have been severely felt in forms of unpredictable floods and drought. There are three parts to this research. First, to forecast and assess the impacts of climate and ecosystem change on agricultural production. Second, to undertake a risk assessment of extreme weather events and introduction of adaptive water resource management methods. Third, to plan and implement capacity development programs enabling local residents and professionals to utilize the assessment results derived from research activities.
The goal of this project is to propose effective and implementable measures to build an integrated resilience enhancement strategy. This “Ghana model” can potentially be applied across Africa.