As a follow-up to the Climate Impact Research Capacity Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) research, Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy Derkyi, a 2015 CIRCLE fellow and Acting Head, Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies (3CGS) has won the CIRCLE research uptake fund.
Project title: Sharing and co-creating of knowledge on Climate Change adaptation and mitigation strategies among practitioners in the transitional and savannah eco-zones of Ghana.
Duration: 12 months
Funding source: CIRCLE, AAS/ACU/UKaid
Amount: $ 4,910
Summary of activities:
The uptake research will focus on knowledge sharing and co-creation, field practice and training on climate change adaptation/mitigation strategies among practitioners (farmers, Department of Agriculture, Meteorological agency) and researchers in the transitional and savannah eco-zones of Ghana. The timeline of activities is as follows:
|Summary of key findings from CIRCLE research and compilation of best practices (adaptation and mitigation in climate-smart agriculture for crop production)||December 2016- February 2017|
|Launching of the project and Research-practitioner symposium||March 2017|
|Cross-zonal adaptation/mitigation strategies learning||April-June, 2017|
|Adaptation/mitigation methods guidelines/manual preparation and finalization||March-October,2017|
|Training of trainers (farmers) workshops||July-August, 2017|
|Final report||November 2017|
The Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies shall spearhead these activities.