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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and climate change adaptation and mitigation: the case of Ghana

Using Ghana as a case study, this report presents the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation. It provides concrete lessons learned and makes practical suggestions aimed at developing country decision-makers and practitioners. The document is composed of two reports that present complementary views on the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change. The first report explores the integration of ICTs into national climate change adaptation strategies in Ghana. The second report identifies key areas for action towards the integration of ICTs and climate change adaptation in developing countries, including: fostering coherent, flexible and long-term strategies based on content, structures and process; raising awareness of ICTs’ potential; supporting inclusive and participatory processes and structures led by trusted institutions; and addressing prevailing challenges of connectivity, access and use.