Community Resilience through Early Warning

Description

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is an urgent and significant development issue in Ghana.  Recognizing the importance of strengthening DRR capacities in achieving sustainable development and poverty reduction in Ghana, this project aims to build capacities within the country to reduce disaster risk by putting in place an integrated early warning system that is both scientific and people-centered.  The proposed project is designed in a way that it aligns with the Hyogo Framework of Action and the Ghana Plan of Action for DRR and CCA, and leads to tangible results in both the national and community levels. Through the implementation of hazard mapping, early warning, and vulnerability assessment and reduction, the project aims to achieve 1) a reduction of economic and human losses and damages from priority disasters, and 2) establishment of effective early warning and communication for priority hazards to reduce disaster risks in the 10 pilot sites by 2015.

Accomplishments

Finances



Total resources required US$ 5,162,667
Total resources allocated US$ 5,162,667
Government of Norway US$ 5,162,667
Government of Ghana In kind
UNDP TBD
Project Overview
Status
Ongoing
Project start date
2012
Estimated end date
2015
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Focus Area
Sustainable Development
MDG
7
Focal person
Stephen Kansuk, Stephen.kansuk@undp.org
Project partners
National Disaster Management Organization( NADMO), Ghana Meteorological Agency
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