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In April this year, Jessica Thorn of the LTEL co-facilitated a climate adaptation planning process in Ghana. The program of Multi-level Integrated Adaptation Governance (MIAG) Planning was jointly undertaken by Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Systemic Integrated Adaptation (SIA) Program in partnership with Ghana’s Council for Scientific Industrial Research. It was aimed at overcoming disconnects in the flow of knowledge, experience and resources across levels from household, district, region to national, in Ghana’s climate adaptation regime. This process involved an intensive sequence of bilateral meetings and multi-lateral focus groups within decision-making levels in the lead up to a major MIAG workshop. The MIAG workshop was held at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Executive Conference Accra, Ghana, 14-16 April 2014.

The workshop brought together key actors and decision-makers from household, district, and region to national levels, focusing on the Upper West region of Ghana, to co-identify opportunities for greater alignment of adaptation initiatives and improved flows of knowledge and resources across levels, in order to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of climate adaptation in Ghana.

Participants travelled from Orbili, Lawra, Wa, Tamale and across Accra for the workshop, shared life experiences and created a mutual understanding of the processes involved in climate change adaptation from each of their perspectives. This shared understanding and the collective knowledge of all participants formed the basis of integrated multi-level adaptation planning activities.

Follow this link to watch a video that has recently been release describing what participants took from the planning process: Video

More pictures can be found here: Photostream

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