3CGS to implement CIRCLE uptake research

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:

Activity Proposed Dates
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


Training of trainers (farmers) workshops


July-August, 2017
Final report November 2017

The Centre for Climate Change and Gender Studies shall spearhead these activities.

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