Universität Bonn

FLOODLABEL technical article in the "WASSER und ABFALL (Water and Waste)" Journal

The HKC (Flood Competence Center) contributed to the technical article (April Issue) of the "WASSER UND ABFALL (Water and Waste)" Journal. The contribution of HKC highlighted its current activities in Ghana towards the development of a tool (FloodlabelGHANA), which aimed at strengthening the prevention and coping strategies to increase resilience to flooding risk in Ghana.

Training activities for FLOODLABEL-Survey in Ghana

The purpose of the training activities was to assist the interviewers to better understand the key components of surveys, clarify ethical issues, and pretest and better handle the survey tools.

Online-Questionnaire FLOODLABEL Ghana

Data collection is currently the main challenge, as research visits to Ghana are not possible for the time being due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Consortium Meeting 03.12.2020

A virtual consortium meeting was organized on the 3rd of December 2020 with the Ghanaian partners via Zoom. The participants of the consortium were German and Ghanaian project partners. The objectives of the consortium were to provide updates on the overall progress of the project activities and work packages, plan for the 1st stakeholder meeting in 2021, and to deliberate on the inclusion of informal settlements in the project activities in Ghana.

Virtual Kick-off meeting

Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, on the 8th of October 2020, a virtual Kick-off meeting was held to officially start the PARADeS project in Ghana. Besides the consortium partners, institutions that also participated were the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster (BBK), the Merian Insititute of Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) of the University of Ghana: project cooperation partner, the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) and the Hydrological Services Department (HSD) of Ghana.

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