The NAP Global Network has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) in Ghana since 2018 to support the planning and implementation of the country’s NAP processes.
We are helping the country build political support for the NAP process among decision-makers at the national and subnational levels. Our goal is to increase the integration of climate change adaptation into the country’s medium and long-term development plans.
We are also helping to strengthen the resilience of energy, water and transportation infrastructures to the impacts of climate change through the development of a sector-focused adaptation strategy and a corresponding 5 to 10-year investment plan. Finally, we are working to engage the private sector in climate adaptation initiatives by creating an engagement strategy that identifies key stakeholders and recommendations on strategic alliances.
- Private Sector Engagement Strategy (ongoing): Provided the government with the knowledge, tools and strategy needed to engage the country's private sector in the NAP process - with a particular focus on agriculture, financial services, construction, mining and MSMEs.
- Sectoral Adaptation Strategy (ongoing): Established key adaptation strategies to strengthen the resilience of Ghana's water, energy and transportation infrastructures to the impacts of climate change.
- National and sub-national workshops: Introduced the NAP Framework and process to key decision-makers, including parliamentarians and district chiefs, and kicked off the process of building considerable political support and momentum for the NAP.
- Ghana's NAP Framework: Established a vision for Ghana's NAP process, including the guiding principles, approach, and structures that will drive the NAP process forward.