Ghana: Climate Change Data Hub Training

28 March 2017
Where: La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana

What:  Climate Change Data Hub Training

When: 29 March 2017

Ghana's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with support from the UNEnvironment/UNDP/WRI GCF Readiness Programme, trained selected participants on how to access and use a climate change datahub developed with support from UNDP and the World Bank. Previously, this online tool had three portals: GHG emissions (GHG-D), domestic electronic registry system (DERS) and policy and measure (PAMs). The upgraded version adds more content to the DERS portal, and features two new portals for a Green Climate Fund (GCF) project pipeline and Ghana’s nationally determined contribution (GH-NDC).

The GCF portal will help Ghana’s GCF National Designated Authority (NDA) to have a central point to host GCF pipeline projects and allow developers and the general public to track status of application under the GCF, while the NDC portal will be critical to evaluating and disclosing implementation actions under the first NDC. The new NDC portal will contain the 31 actions and their target and information on the progress of implementation. The upgrade will also cover the revision and inclusion of new policies, regulations and other climate-relevant documents and knowledge products and make them accessible to the general public. This will be done through the PAMs portal, which has been redesigned to accommodate additional policies and regulations and other documents to provide a 'one-stop shop' for climate policies in Ghana.

A total of 33 participants were shown how to access information on the website, as well as how to use the site's different features. The training was veiwed a success by participants and organisers alike as it help to raise awareness of the existence of the site and taught a core group of people how to use this valuable climate change web portal.

The website can be accessed by the following url: http://climatedatahubgh.com/gh/