Accra, Ghana

Reducing climate vulnerabilities of migrants

Summary

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will implement a project which generates evidence on migrants’ presence in the city’s informal economy, strengthens this economy’s resilience to the impacts of climate change, and improves working conditions of migrants working in informal waste management. To achieve these goals, AMA will first collect and analyze disaggregated data on migrant profiles from three neighborhoods in Accra (Old Fadama, Cable and Wireless, and Shiabu), neighborhoods where many migrants reside and engage in informal waste management. Second, AMA will facilitate financial inclusion and access to healthcare for migrants by connecting them to formal waste management employment opportunities. Third, AMA will construct an infant care facility in one of the target neighborhoods, providing care for babies, toddlers, and young children while their parents and caregivers work nearby. This project will link to the AMA’s ongoing implementation of its Inclusive Climate Action Program. This commitment is in line with Accra’s proposed project for the MMC's Global Cities Fund for Migrants and Refugees.

Impact

Accra’s project anticipates three key impacts:

  1. Informal waste sector workers, including migrants, find stable employment within Accra’s municipal solid waste management system
  2. Migrants have improved living and working conditions
  3. Children of waste sector workers have access to safe spaces and benefit from a reduced exposure to public health risks.  
Priority Objectives
Eliminating all forms of discrimination and promote evidence-based public discourse
Protecting those most vulnerable
Providing access to urban infrastructure, social services, and education regardless of status
Realising social inclusion
Country
Ghana
Local or regional government
Accra
Mayor
Elizabeth Kwatsoo Tawiah Sackey
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