The CRC, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Economic Community of West African States hosted a three-day workshop last week in Accra, Ghana, on Climate Change and National Adaptation Planning in the coastal zone of West Africa. Ghana resident Adiza Ama Owusu, who recently received her master’s degree from URI through a CRC sponsorship, assisted with coordination of the workshop. Several regional organizations were in attendance, as well as the key country designate from each of 11 coastal West African nations that are part of The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The workshop focused on ways to integrate climate change adaption into national and regional planning objectives and resulted in preliminary action plans for participants. Lessons learned and best practices will be shared globally through international forums by CRC and its global partners.