Oval 377 Created with Sketch Beta. Cape Coast, Ghana

The planned work in Cape Coast is based on natural asset mapping and stakeholder engagements. Key priority natural assets will be mapped and socio-economic assessments undertaken, alongside in-depth consultations with various departments in the City Administration and other stakeholders.

Oval 377 Created with Sketch Beta. Milestones

  • Online capacity building:
    • Participated in the facilitated online course on Learn with ICLEI Africa: Planning with Nature for Improved Service Delivery
  • Learning Lab 1:
    • Introduction to ICLEI and the UNA programme
    • Human rights based approach training 1
    • Understanding city needs
    • Sharing process and methodology to be undertaken in UNA mapping and the socio-economic assessments
    • Identification of potential advisory board members
    • Identification of city needs and priorities


  • In-depth city research:
    • Worked with researchers/local consultants from the University of Cape Coast to undertake a socio-economic survey covering over 1000 households that highlighted aspects of ownership, decision making, access and perceptions and behaviours relating to urban natural assets in Ghana
    • Spatial mapping of UNA in CCMA, including current threats and future trajectory
    • Summary reports and maps produced, signed off by city and ICLEI Africa
    • Development of Climate Change Risk models and baseline climate Risk Narratives to enhance climate change adaptation mainstreaming at local level
    • Assessment of the human rights landscape, including how rights are articulated both in legislation and in communities
  • Learning Lab 2:
    • Human rights and gender based approach training 2
    • Capacity building on integrating nature into urban planning to build resilience
    • Participants were involved in exploring institutional mapping & engagement
    • Understanding socio-economic mapping and drivers
    • Understanding climate risk projections for city and co-developing climate risk narratives for the city in line with city policies and priorities
    • A deeper understanding of the steps towards finding sustainable financing solutions
  • City officials participated in RISE Africa sessions:
    • Gender Rights in UNA: Why is it important? [link to recording here]
    • Creating an Enabling Environment for Mainstreaming Nature-Based Solutions and Climate Change Adaptation: Insights from African Stakeholders [link to recording here]
  •  Learning Lab 3:
    • 50% women representation in Learning Labs as well as youth and traditional leadership representation
    • Undertook activities through a rights based lens that gave new insight into how cultures, traditions entrench existing power structures that continue to exclude marginalized peoples from decision making fora
    • Mapping and Human Rights Based Approach activity undertaken to enable participants spatialize rights in the areas around them
    • Explored blue green frameworks as a tool to encourage participatory planning to mainstream nature based solutions
  • Development of communications products to help build capacity on urban natural assets and human rights:
    • Illustrated map of Urban Natural Assets
    • Socioeconomic Snapshot of CCMA
  • City to City exchange:
    • Participated in virtual city to city exchange with 14 cities represented.
  • Learning Lab 4:  
    • Human rights and gender based approach training 4
    • Participated in a Photovoice participatory activity, capturing photographs of urban natural assets
    • Youth Day: school children from local schools brought together to draw their imagined futures
    • Illustrated maps and communication products handed over to the city and communities including socio-economic report in hardcopy
  • Financing for nature:
    • Finance survey being conducted to support the local metropolitan assembly to develop concept notes to leverage on funding.
  • CCMA becomes CWN signatory and ICLEI Africa member

Oval 377 Created with Sketch Beta. Outputs

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