Campaign: Climate Change and Resilience

Climate Smart Integrated Flood Management (CSIFM)

Gender-sensitive “Climate Smart Integrated Flood Management (CSIFM)” built on outcomes of vulnerability studies, adaptation solutions and public – private partnership indicators would increase awareness of, and reduce flood risks in Accra, Ghana.

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Which sub-theme question will you be answering and how? Refer to manual for the sub-theme questions :

How can we improve citizen access to information and data on climate change so that we can increase awareness and create resilient cities?

 

To engage policy, civil society and private sector actors on integrating determinants and drivers of social-demographic change into climate resilient flood management, whilst supporting Ghana’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (iNDCs) on strategic climate resilient infrastructure adaptation options.

Describe the problem that your idea/project wants to address. :

Recent floods in Accra and associated loss and disruption of life presents institutions and society with new challenges of adaptation, yet characterized by limited knowledge management. Efforts of policy, practice and civil society to address issues arising from climate change are challenged by lack of collaboration and weakly integrated understandings of socio-demographic dynamics as project seeks to integrate the population – flood risk nexus into governance and awareness creation.

How does your idea/project engage local, regional or national governments as a means of increasing citizen engagement and/or government responsiveness? :

The design of the proposal is based on multi-stakeholder bottom-up approach from vulnerable population and households to communities, districts and national levels using participatory stakeholder analysis based on data sources, Capacity, adaptation solutions and leadership . The additional dimensions of drawing on inputs from regional and multi-national institutions means expanding the margins to regional (e.g. Africa) and global, and also covering public and private sectors, and civil society.

How does your idea/concept engage with gender equality and/or the rights of disadvantaged groups? :

All objectives are gender sensitive to women and men of any planned action, such as legislation, policies and programmes targeting the least privileged and highly vulnerable (women, the poor) in decision making that do not routinely capture such groups, to analyze and determine investments associated with adaptation solutions based on (i) power imbalances, (ii) household and family relations, (iii) constraints to participation, (iv) different abilities to participate, and (v) perceived benefits.

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