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Strengthening Flood Forecasting in the Volta Basin: Science Cooperation with Kobe and Kyoto Universities on Flood Forecasting

November 6-17, 2017

Kobe and Kyoto, Japan

  • From November 6-17, 2017, technical experts from Ghana, Togo, Volta Basin Authority working on strengthening flood forecasting in the Volta Basin participated in a ten-days science cooperation and learning event in Japan organized by the World Bank Tokyo Disaster Risk Management Hub in partnership with Kobe and Kyoto Universities. The training was organized as part of the capacity building activities under the “Strengthening Flood Management in the Volta Basin” Project, financed by the “Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries.” The objective of the learning event was to enhance the technical capacity in flood risk monitoring and forecasting of the institutions responsible for flood management in the Volta Basin, by bringing together representatives from Ghana, Togo, and the Volta Basin Authority.  The training program built upon synergies with the partnership program already established between Japanese and Ghanaian universities through the Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa (CECAR-Africa) Project (2009/2011–2017).