Below we detail our recent activities and provide links to our project outputs.

International virtual workshop (March 2021)

In March 2021, we held a workshop with international constituents to discuss how PRIMED’s research can become more useful for people in other parts of the world, and to learn about additional practices and processes that could inform our work.

We presented our case study on social innovation and preparedness in the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly in Accra, Ghana, and then had an engaging discussion about resilience in different contexts during which several strong insights emerged. We describe these insights, and their implications for PRIMED in this report.

Workshop participants included staff from the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), and researchers and practitioners from the Universities of Nairobi, Cape Town, East Anglia, Manchester and Newcastle, the Tyndall Centre, the Living Deltas Hub, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Mercy Corps.

Workshop in Accra, Ghana (Nov 2020)

In November 2020, we held the first PRIMED workshop in Accra, Ghana as a step towards co-developing effective and innovative solutions for building overall resilience to climate hazards. We focused on the Weija-Gbawe Municipal where floods occur as a result of both dam spillage and heavy storms.

We gathered members of the Municipal Assembly, disaster volunteer groups, national disaster management organisations, rescue services and affected communities. The workshop participants identified the main actors involved in flood response, and detailed the actions they take and resources they provide. Participants also described the actions needed to improve preparations for future floods.

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