UNOPS and partners kick off a project to enhance the resilience of Ghana's national infrastructure systems
Valued at EUR 500,000, and mobilized by the Global Center on Adaptation, the project will support Ghana in identifying its infrastructure adaptation needs and provide a roadmap on how those needs can be met. It aims to enhance the long-term resilience of Ghana’s infrastructure against the threats of climate change, with a particular focus on the transport, water and energy sectors.
On 22 July 2020, a virtual event was held to kick off the “Enhancing the resilience of Ghana’s national infrastructure systems“ project which has been developed by and will be implemented in close partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), University of Oxford (Environmental Change Institute), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNOPS. It will be implemented over a 12-month period starting from July 2020.
The project will help ensure that infrastructure development is integrated across different sectors aligned with Ghana’s national development priorities, including achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The output is further expected to help identify opportunities for post-project implementation, such as a pipeline of climate-resilient projects, and support strengthened capacity for mobilization of funding for prioritized projects and activities.
Please refer to the press release issued by UNOPS for details about the project and the kick off event.