Ghana: Supporting Evidence Based Decision Making for a Clean, Resilient and Inclusive Greater Accra

Context and Objectives 
The project aims to strengthen flood and solid waste management and improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable communities within the Odaw River Basin of the Greater Accra Region.
The activities of the project contribute to the preparation of the World Bank-financed Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development project.

Main Activities
The ACP-EU NDRR project contributes to studies on the climate risks Greater Accra faces, identifies possible risk mitigation measures, and builds capacities of and develops tools for central and local governments to be better prepared for disaster risks.

Results
The ACP-EU NDRR project achieved multiple results, among others:

  • An overview of suitable climate finance options for the Government of Ghana;
  • An overview of possible structural and non-structural flood mitigation measures in the Odaw River Basin, as well as a Pilot Investment Plan for flood mitigation and management measures for Greater Accra;
  • An overview of sustainable waste management measures in Greater Accra;
  • A Pilot Investment Plan for structural flood mitigation and management measures for Greater Accra;
  • A Gender Assessment and a Gender Action Plan;
  • A Poverty Disaster Risk Management analysis for flood affected communities.

These results are feeding into the preparation of the World Bank Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project. 

Partnerships and Coordination
The project has been discussed with the EU Delegation in Ghana. During the project implementation, the World Bank team briefs the EU Delegation on the progress.
The project engages with citizens, civil society organizations and local communities. This includes, among others, consultations with flood affected communities, consultations with gender focus groups, and household surveys in communities where the Grater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project may intervene.
 

Country
Region
  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $500,000
Duration
  • 12/2017 - 06/2019