Africa Adaptation Programme


The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) was launched in 2008 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) with over US$ 92 million in order to assist 20 countries across Africa to incorporate climate change risks and opportunities into their national development processes and to protect development gains from climate change. The programme was financed by the Government of Japan under the Japan-UNDP Joint Framework for Building Partnership to address climate change in Africa within the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

Climate modelling projections and scenarios indicate that Ghana is very vulnerable to climate variability and change with projected temperature shifts, declines in rainfall and shifts in the timing and intensity of weather events causing intense hardship to the majority of the population who rely on small-scale livelihoods, and to the economy overall.

Hence, in order to response to climate change adaptation in Ghana’s development processes and programmes, the objectives of the AAP in Ghana are as follows:

  1. Mainstreaming climate change
  2. Capacity building and leadership development
  3. Disaster early warning system
  4. Climate change economics and finance
  5. Knowledge Management

The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Ghana helps the Government and the people of Ghana to develop integrated adaptation plans and actions to build resilience to disasters and climate change. AAP Ghana works on developing capacities and financing options for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into various policies, systems, and sectors in Ghana, with a focus on early-warning systems.

The aim is to provide an enhanced understanding of the links between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and integrate these together into national, districts, and sector-level development plans.


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Total APP Resources is US$ 2,766,000. Government of Japan supports US$ 2,709,000 and the UNDP US$ 57,000.

Total Resources
Government of Japan
US$ 2,709,000
UNDP US$ 57,000
Total US$ 2,766,000

Delivery in previous fiscal year

Yearly Expenditure
US$ 658,787
2011 US$ 825,181
2012 US$ 1,179,339
2013 US$ 97,350
Total US$ 2,760,657

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