Thursday 2 September 11:12 > 11:15

Climate Adaptation and Local Institutions: An Assessment of The Adaptive Capacities of Key Sectors in Adansi North District

Mr. Kirk Bright Enu Prof. Albert Ahenkan Dr. Emmanuel Ackom Dr. Divine Odame Appiah
Session: 5(V) Climate change mitigation and adaptation
CEST ID: 362 ROOM: VR1 Flash Paper Presentation
The over-domineering of political policies aimed at perpetuating power means issues of social interest such as climate adaptation capabilities are often relegated to the background. Thus, the success of adaptation efforts often hinges ultimately on the nature of institutional robustness and willingness to commit to the provision of adaptive capacity building at the local level. The objectives of this study were to assess the impacts of climate variability and change on the agricultural and health sectors in AND and assess the adaptive capacities of the same sectors. The study approach was mixed methods. Qualitative data was collected through interviews while quantitative data was consulted from weather data, DMTDP, CB, AAPs, crop yield data and OPD cases data. The magnitude of identified climate change impacts was analyzed using the formular, Magnitude= MEco+Menv+MSoc /15 x 100. The adaptive capacities of the key sectors were assessed using the Adaptive Capacity Wheel framework. The study revealed that rainfall, temperature and wind speed have increased in AND. This has led to a number of negative impacts with floods being the most devastating. Also, while the adaptive capacities of both the agricultural and health sectors need improving, the health sector has the better robustness.