The CGIAR Climate Security has developed a safeguard programming assessment tool for conflict-sensitive and peace-responsive climate action in agricultural settings. The Climate Security Sensitivity Tool (CSST) is used to evaluate, ex-ante, the extent to which a proposed climate adaptation intervention addresses local drivers of conflict and insecurity and recommends strategies to strengthen their suitability. It seeks to prevent unintended consequences, avoid conflict relapses, and contribute to peacebuilding.
This Info Note reports on the CSST case study application for the Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions Social Cohesion Project (SOCO). It highlights the recommendations formulated by the CSST for the implementation of the SOCO Project in Ghana and the practitioners’ feedback on these results.