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Water Resources Commission Organises Workshop on Regional Strategy For Flood And Drought Risk Reduction.




A three days workshop has been organised by the water resources commission for stakeholders in Accra.

In her opening address at the coconut hotel in Accra, the Acting Executive Director of the Water Resources Commission Mrs.Adwoa Painntsil said, the project which is financed by the Adaptation Fund and implemented by WMO, is to reduce vulnerability and to also increase adaptive ways in which communities will respond to the climate change in some west africa countries such as in Burkina ,Faso, Benin, Cote d’lvoire, Ghana, Mali and Togo.

To the Acting Executive Director, WMO is currently participating to Adaptation Fund Portfolio Monitoring Mission to the Integrating Flood and Drought Management and Early Warning for Climate Change Adaptation in the Volta Basin.

The Acting Executive Director further explain that, the mission which seeks to gather experience, and lessons learned about the effectiveness of transboundary implementation of integrated flood and drought management strategies.

The Adaptation Fund Delegation visited some countries in the ecowas region such as Cotonou, Benin to hold consultation with the bodies responsible in the sector, and they also conducted community visitation to Tabota Village in the Northern part of Benin where the project was successfully implemented.

Mrs. Adwoa Painntsil, Acting Executive Director of the Water Resources Commission said the Adaptation Fund and VFDM project partners which comprises of the WMO, Volta Basin Authority and Global Water Partnership- West Africa subsequently conducted a stakeholders consultation in the national capital of Cote d’lvoire which is Abidjan.

The state Institutions which were consulted included that of hydrological service., meteorological service, environmental and climate change and civil protection.

The Executive Director further said plans are under way in Ghana for national state Institutions to have community visitations……. Bugbila Moadow.

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