Description/achievement of initiative
The Ghana Climate Care Project aims to educate, advocate, and offer practical adaptation activities in climate-affected communities in the Accra-Ada area. The ultimate goal of this commitment is to stem the tide of climate change by bringing stakeholders under one umbrella so as to deepen collective efforts and contribute to effective awareness creation.
This project is engineered around the idea of joining forces with the communities to pool all of our resources, experiences, knowledge, skills in partnership with local champions to adequately put practical and achievable actions on cause both short terms and long means of securing lasting change relevant to the local prevailing situation pertaining to climate change adaptation. It will create a face-to-face encounter with all interested parties to dialogue positively in confronting climate change issues with the needed expertise which will result in national efforts built around forces for change in making citizens government engagement for climate change adaptation discourses for results possible even after the funding ceases. That said, the active participation of the affected communities is key to understanding the situation on the ground instead of thinking of what is best for them, hence their equal participation in the project. We will go to their level through roadshows to take note of their concerns, document them, know their coping strategies and explore possibilities of engaging further, linking them with the key officers who need to respond to their problems. Using the power of interactive drama and live community performances, a larger audience interaction is expected to be recorded to have much knowledge and information which will in turn be an eye opener and will enable us to inculcate the issues into our workshops plans, and share with the authorities in the cause of the projects activities delivery. In the end, the authorities who must to respond to their needs will be communicated to and be involved to help address them in partnership with the project team and other key climate change local activists to do the follow ups and report to us as part of the partnership for change consciousness building.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
This project will seek every opportunity to hold stakeholders’ attention and to spur their interest in climate change adaptation, taking into cognizance the existence of country-level policies and strategies that the interventions feed into, thus, every effort will be made to have impact and contribution circulated widely using all available means to get the information to all.As part of the project deliverables, all project documents will be produced per each deliverable for knowledge development. In essence there will be project quarterly reports, annuals reports, and an end of project report. This will help further the proposal development since lessons learned from the implementation will serve as a spring board that can be incorporated and piloted into more project interventions in others cycles.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
The project will create a small management team tasked with the mandate to provide the needed skills in actualizing the implementation of the proposed interventions. This team will have the overall authority to decide the fate and gains of the project and will be accountable to all stakeholders. They will meet and put into action the demands and general disposing of the project.
• Community and Family Foundation (CAFAF)
• Ghana Climate Change Coalition
• Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) of Ghana
• Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) of Ghana
• Ghana Coalition of NGOS in Health
• Disabled Christians Fellowship
• ACT for Change
• DOVE consults
• APPLE Project
• Local Councils
• Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
• Sustainable Energy for All Network, Ghana