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
September 2014 - August 2018
National Development and Reform Commission of China, NDRC, through the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, IGSNRR, CAS
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).