China-Ghana-UNDP Trilateral Cooperation on Renewable Energy

Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology Energy Commision (EC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ghanaian Counterparts

Through the pilot project, UNDP together with the national counterparts aim at showing concrete solutions for providing access to renewable energy solutions through enhanced investment and production of Renewable Energy Technologies. The project will operate both at the upstream level (supporting the creation of an enabling environment for technology transfer) and downstream level (actual transfer and demonstration of technologies with potential up scaling by the private sector).
Expected Achievements and Outcomes
- The project aims to effect off-grid community-based electrification, increase the share of renewable energy and promote the productive uses of energy.
- Support broader socio-economic and environmental objectives, most notably poverty reduction through employment generation as well as action on climate change mitigation.
-Create an enabling environment in Ghana for absorbing new technology, and in China for providing it appropriately.
-Promotion of the production of renewable energy technologies in Ghana with a strong focus on private sector development and inclusion.
-In China, the project will support the review and updating of South-South Cooperation policies and guidelines. Moreover, the project contributes to solid capacity building, enabling China to engage more systematically in South-South Cooperation

Support Type : 
Financial Assistance, Technical Assistance, Capacity Building
Climate Objective : 
Administrator Type : 
Intergovernmental Organization
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Application Time Frame : 

September 2014 - August 2018

Direct Access : 
Not Specified
Fund Size : 

USD $2,720,000

Financing Award : 
Between 1 and 10 million USD
Trustee : 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Implementing Entity : 

National Development and Reform Commission of China, NDRC, through the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, IGSNRR, CAS

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

Not applicable

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

Denmark provides financing to the programme. Denmark is increasingly focused on South-South Cooperation, to enable better and more coherent cooperation between China and countries in Africa, in particular around the promotion of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL).

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not specified

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Not applicable

Contact Information
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