Cost-Benefit Analysis Training for Climate Change Adaptation Options in Ghana

25 October 2016 - 28 October 2016
Aburi, Ghana

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CBA Training in Ghana

The GCF Readiness Programme in Ghana collaborated with the National Adaptation Plans Global Support Programme to provide training for key national institutions on utilizing Cost Benefit Analysis in prioritizing Climate Change Adaptation options. The Global Support Programme on NAPs has been set up to assist countries to bring greater focus and attention to medium and long-term climate change adaptation planning as well as budgeting. 

This CBA training workshop was provided by UNDP at the request of the Government of Ghana and gave theoretical understanding of CBA as well as practical CBA applications in climate change adaptation through presentations, discussion, and case studies to target participants some of whom could potentially become future trainers themselves. Case studies on sustainable land and water management as well as a recent CBA study of Ghana’s (I)NDC options, conducted by GIZ, were used throughout the workshop. These were selected based on a discussion with Government, at a policy briefing prior to the workshop, as well as results of the prioritization exercise organized by the Government earlier this year to identify potential area of support from the GCF. The overall objective of this training was to facilitate the mainstreaming on using effective and standardized decision-making tools for climate-related programmes and projects.
The 3-and –half days training covered a total of 20 policy makers and planners at the national level drawn from the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These included participants that are involved in planning and budgeting of public investment as part of their official function so that Ghana can benefit from their contribution for the development planning as well as adaptation planning processes. The 4 institutions are planning on having a core group of the trainees to facilitate the mainstreaming of CBA in various government agencies.