Report of the Portfolio Monitoring Mission in the West Africa, Volta Basin – Benin, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana

From 21 November to 2 December 2022, an Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat-led Project Monitoring Mission was conducted in the West Africa Volta Basin for the project, “Integrating Flood and Drought Management and Early Warning for Climate Change Adaptation in the Volta Basin.” The project is implemented by the World Meteorological Organization and executed by the same entity along with the Volta Basin Authority and the Global Water Partnership West Africa. The goal of the project is to provide the first large scale and transboundary implementation of an integrated flood and drought management system.

The Mission incorporated visits to Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana with the objectives of (i) gathering lessons learned, (ii) collating empirical lessons from the regional approach, and (iii) drawing lessons from regional-level interinstitutional coordination frameworks and policies for integrated flood and drought management.

Overall, the four-year regional project continues to build capacity related to flood and drought management, especially at the local level. Implementation efforts were viewed first-hand at two project sites in Benin and Ghana, where residents and stakeholders explained their implementation efforts against flood and drought and perceived benefits from the soon-to-be- launched early warning system.

Read the full report here.