News: Inception Workshop 13th September 2018, Accra, Ghana. Click here.
The shortcomings on information dissemination of scientific facts and associated flood risk disaster to decision makers, stakeholders and citizens in Ghana impose the need of a systematic analysis of flood prevention/management in an inter and trans-disciplinary approach.
With this, there is a need to investigate Ghana’s national current flood risk and disaster management strategy to better identify the gaps, weaknesses, and challenges. This, combined with R&D will allow suggesting better actions towards the reduction of flood-related risk and disaster on a national level.
The PARADeS project aims to contribute in enhancing Ghana’s national flood disaster risk reduction and management strategy by investigating key mechanisms (drivers, pressure, state, impacts, response), existing flood risk and disaster management, governance-policy, human-water interaction, and development of scenarios, action plans and feasible and sustainable measures. This will be carried out through innovative socio-technical participatory approaches and tools.
In collaboration with West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL), Water Resources Commission (WRC) and National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Ghana, in the definition phase, the consortium will carry out a series of stakeholder workshops, working sessions with institutions and surveys and interviews at community level.
The German-Ghana project consortium is funded by German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
The definition phase (June to November 2018) of the project aims to explore and identify the current status, gaps, weaknesses, and challenges of the flood risk management and strategy on a national level based on stakeholders needs & experience and most recent scientific assets. Read more.
The consortium is composed of partners who, for the most part, have already collaborated in some other projects in the region. Read more.