Roadmap for Integrated Climate Risk Management in Ghana: Flood Risk Management & Transfer

Disasters and their associated damages severely impact people around the world every year. Increases in exposure and vulnerability, linked to the multiple concurrent trends such as climate change, population growth and globalisation of supply chains are making it imperative to find strategies to manage disasters more holistically.  This roadmap was developed from work undertaken on Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRM) as part of the project “Developing Risk Management Approaches for Climate Risks in Ghana” that aimed at preparing the ground for implementing risk transfer solutions within an integrated flood risk management approach for the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The project was implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Allianz Re in co-operation with local partners in Ghana.

The roadmap describes both the approach taken and the route followed by the project partners in applying the IDRM concept in the context of managing flood risk of public infrastructure assets owned or managed by the three municipalities of Accra.