The Vice Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University (RMU), Professor Elvis Nyarko has hosted the Steering Committee of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on November 21, 2018 at the Regional Maritime University. The Committee of which the Vice Chancellor is the Chair has the core mandate to take strategic decisions that guides the course of the project periodically over its three (3) years’ lifespan.
On the occasion of the 5th Steering Committee Meeting, members set out to adopt a Proactive Communication Strategy to respond reactively to climate change impacts, and utilize this in communicating the Project findings in effective ways. This would be done in collaboration with the project’s partners of which the Ga Mashie Development Authority (GAMADA) will lead.
Attending the meeting was the IDRC Program Specialist, resource experts from the Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA), Engineering Council of Ghana, Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS), University of Ghana, and Communication Expert as partners to the project, the National Disaster Management Organization’s (NADMO).
The Chair indicated that NADMO was currently organizing a search and rescue training for stakeholders with focus on floods. He therefore suggested that the Committee’s relationship with NADMO should be strategic to ensure that they include the Cities and Climate Change project in such activities.