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PARADeS activities in Ghana, in May 2022

Our first major activities and stakeholder engagement for the year took us to Ghana in May 2022. In May 2022, participatory stakeholder workshops and field activities were conducted with a particular focus on “Flood disaster risk management in Ghana‘s flood hot spots: co-development of adaptation scenarios and policies”.

PARADeS project in the European Geosciences Union virtual conference 2021

In the 2021 European Geosciences Union virtual conference held from the 19th-30th April 2021, the PARADeS consortium partners presented....

PARADeS project 1st Workshop 2021

The upcoming PARADeS project 1st Workshop will engage the local and regional stakeholders to gain more insights into their views and knowledge on flood disaster, impact on critical infrastructure services, and adaptation measures.

PARADeS Workshop Series 2021

In May and June 2021, the first PARADeS workshop series was held in Accra, Kumasi and Bolgatanga.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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