Project ID 221GHA2000

Ghana's seismological history informs that the country has had earthquakes of which the last three major ones occurred in 1862, 1906 and 1939. The recent four minor earthquakes were felt in Ghana within a relatively short space of time on March 24, 2018, December 9, 2018, January 13, 2019 and March 2, 2019 and had estimated magnitudes of 3.3, 3.3, 2.6 and 3.9 on the Richter scale respectively. After undertaking consultations with some Agencies and Ministries, UNESCO and the WFP will produce educational materials on earthquake disaster risk reduction. Also, a 5-minute animation story with content based on the documented information on the 1939 earthquake will be developed.

  • Completed

USD 10,000

Total Project Budget

USD 8,569

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2021.09.22
End Date 2022.02.15

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Natural sciences World Food Programme 10,000 8,569

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.SC1 - Inclusive knowledge and capacities of Member States strengthened to advance and apply science for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem and biodiversity conservation and restoration, and disaster risk resilience
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality
  • Priority Africa | 100%