Launched on 8th September 2014, the China-Ghana South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer is a collaboration between Energy Commission in Ghana, the Ministry of Science and Technology in China together with the UNDP Country Offices in Accra and Beijing. The project is funded by the Danish Government in support of coherent cooperation between China and countries in Africa within the framework of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative.
The project aims to facilitate the exchange of expertise and technology on renewable energy between China and Ghana, with focus on building the institutional framework and capacity required to facilitate the local absorption of the technologies. It supports broader national socio-economic and environmental objectives, most notably poverty reduction through employment generation and supporting action on climate change mitigation. The project will do so by creating an enabling environment for technology transfer and promote the production of RETs in Ghana with a strong focus on private sector development and inclusion.
The objectives of the project would be achieved through the implementation of the following four outcomes:
1. Ghana has an enabling environment in place for the transfer, production and regulation of the use of Renewable Energy Technologies in Ghana.
2. Access to and use of relevant Renewable Energy Technologies (RETs) increased in Ghana.
3. China’s has strengthened capacity for South-South Cooperation in relation to RET transfer.
4. Project management and coordination structures established.
Ghana has an enabling environment in place for the transfer, production and regulation of the use of Renewable Energy.