Validation workshop of the climate risk analysis on district level in Ghana

On October 13 and 14, the validation workshop of the climate risk analysis on district level in the Upper West Region in northern Ghana took place with stakeholders from the Ghanaian local governments, academia, civil society and international organisations working on climate change and agriculture.

75 local stakeholders from the Upper West Region met in Wa under precautionary measures against COVID-19 to validate the findings of the PIK’s “Climate risk analysis for identifying and weighing adaptation strategies on district level in Ghana” conducted for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The workshop was hosted by the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Wa and the REACH project. The PIK team and GIZ joined the workshop digitally in order to present key insights and recommendations from the study and to engage with the participants in a lively discussion on the study outcomes. The local stakeholders identified in an extensive group work wider entry points for the results in various political processes and projects and thereby demonstrated the usefulness of the study results for further uptake in the Upper West Region and beyond. The insights from the workshop will feed into the final study that will be published soon. Stay tuned for the final publication!

Group work at the validation workshop