June 24, 2011

Climate change susceptibility of rural livelihoods in eastern Ghana

This project takes place in the Dayi River basin (Volta Region) in south-eastern Ghana. Research is conducted in five villages that are representative for the three ecological zones that were identified locally. These zones are: the upstream forested north of the basin, the midstream transitional savannah and the downstream

mountain range. This research in Ghana follows from the ADAPTS project, funded by DGIS of the Netherlands ministry of foreign affairs. ADAPTS aims to increase developing countries’ adaptive capacities by achieving the inclusion of climate change and adaptation considerations in water policies, local planning and investment decisions (See www.adaptation.nl). 


Climate Change Adaptation