Prioritising adaptation options in Ghana using cost-benefit analysis

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Today
Event Dates

28 October 2016

A cost-benefit analysis (CBA) Training Workshop was designed and delivered by the NAP-GSP at the request of the Government of Ghana. The Training aimed to provide not only theoretical understanding of CBA but also practical CBA applications in climate change adaptation through presentations, discussion, and case studies to target participants, some of whom could potentially become future trainers themselves.

Experts for the joint UNDP/UNEP NAP-GSP, Dr. Benoit Laplante and Dr. Nat Pinnoi, designed a customised training following a request from the Government of Ghana. Case studies were designed according to Ghana’s priority areas and used throughout the workshop. These priority areas were identified based on the broad base consultation and consensus building. 
 
The NAP-GSP is linking with the UNDP-UNEP-WRI supported Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Program in Ghana, and work has been initiated to identify potential entry points for NAP support in the country. Participating organisations were National Development Planning Commission (NDPC); Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), UNFCCC Focal Point, and Ministry of Finance (Ghana’s National Designated Authority, NDA). The workshop was led by NDPC in close collaboration with MESTI and EPA and Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with UNDP. 
 

Output/Deliverables:

The Ghana focused four-day CBA workshop was delivered using discussion and case-study/exercise approach to enhance interactive learning of the participants. Before the training, most participants had very limited knowledge of CBA and how it can be applied to guide decision making especially at the project level. After the training, most participants reported that their levels of understanding of various aspects of CAB including practical exercise in going through the 8-step approach in performing a CBA, was enhanced.
 

Presentations:

> Introduction to the nature of CBA
> CBA Steps and expertise
> Conducting CBA - Steps 123
> Social cost of carbon in CBA
> Conducting CBA - Step 4
> Conducting CBA - Step 5
> Calculate NPV CBA -  Step 6
> Sensitivity analysis - Step 7
> Making recommendations CBA - Step 8

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More information on NAP support to Ghana