The programme focused on urban flooding, producing flood modelling work, identifying potential soft and hard infrastructure interventions, and guiding sources of climate finance. The Cities and Infrastructure for Growth – Ghana (CIG Ghana) Programme in its first phase delivered support to two cities (Sekondi-Takoradi and Tamale) to address climate change. A key finding from this first phase was the lack of focused support for cities to address climate actions in particular for accessing finance. It also highlighted the high level of input required to prepare climate interventions to reach the feasibility and financing stage.
While nationally, technical assistance can be directed to support these stages of project development, this support is rarely provided at a city level. Therefore, in the second phase of the CIG programme, we seek to address this gap. A crucial next step will be to build on the technical guidance and data outputs produced in Phase 1 to support the two cities identify potential solutions and work in partnership to take this forward. Additionally, the project will replicate flood risk analysis done under Phase 1 in Phase 2 for another one or two towns in line with the British High Commission Ghana’s renewed focus on Northern Ghana and respond to the original ask of the government under Phase 1 to do more work in the north.