GO ADAPT! PROJECT
The purpose of the intervention is a) to support an inclusive climate adaptation planning process from community level to district level, feeding into the National Adaptation Plan to be finalized in 2024 and b) to strengthen the adaptive capacity and resilience of smallholder farmers in vulnerable communities in Northern Ghana.
This will be done in various ways:
Youth climate reporters and environmental brigades will mobilize communities on climate change issues.
Farmers will get an understanding of the National Adaptation Planning process and related policies, and engage local authorities on this.
Districts will have increased capacity to plan and implement adaptation strategies, and civil society will be able to track adaptation programs and document climate challenges for Northern Ghana.
Farmers will conduct climate vulnerability assessments and increase their resilience through the adoption of strategies and climate-smart technologies.
It is a 2,5 years project that was launched in July 2023.
The project aims to contribute to the overall objective that Climate vulnerable communities in Northern Ghana advocate for inclusive climate adaptation planning and have increased resilience to climate change variability.
The project is implemented in collaboration with our longterm partners:
The expected results of the project are:
Outcome 1: Vulnerable farmer communities develop awareness on climate change issues and advocate for inclusive climate adaptation planning from local to national level
a) Youth in vulnerable communities have platforms and voice to develop awareness on climate change issues
b) The perspectives of vulnerable farmer communities are included in the community and district adaptation plans
c) District institutions have inclusive climate adaptation plans and skills to implement these
d) CSOs and citizens from Northern Ghana influence the development of the Ghana National Adaptation Plan (NAP)
Outcome 2: Vulnerable farmers use climate resilience strategies and technologies to reduce their vulnerabilities and have increased resilience to the shocks of climate variability
a) Vulnerable farmer communities understand their climate vulnerabilities and are able to plan and strategize to reduce them through adaptation
b) Smallholder farmers use climate adaptative strategies and technologies to increase their resilience