Project Description

The NDC Action Project supports 10 partner countries (including Ghana) to translate their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into concrete sector strategies and actions ready for financing and implementation, and to increase the ambition of their NDCs. In Ghana, the selected priority areas are the Transport and Agriculture Sector.

At present, many countries are not yet able to fully exploit the transformative potential of their NDCs, as they still face significant obstacles. UNEP and UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP-CCC) together jointly offer to address them with help of the NDC Action project.

The NDC Action project builds up on three core principles: country ownership; balanced focus on adaptation and mitigation; integration of national development and climate change priorities.

This project fosters accelerated public and private investment in the implementation of NDCs and optimises the effectiveness of national policies, which actively contributes to low-carbon and climate-resilient development. Through tailored technical assistance based on the countries’ needs, the project makes NDC implementation more efficient and facilitates the sharing of lessons learnt between sectors, countries, and regions.

By sharing best practices among peers from partner countries and beyond, national experiences and lessons learnt will contribute to raising global climate ambition. To this end, a series of tools and guidelines will be developed, and the sharing of experiences with other countries and organizations will be facilitated. Needs-based training programmes for capacity development will be delivered for governments, national financial institutions, and private project developers.

The project engages key NDC decision-makers and stakeholders: national and sub-national government entities, the private sector, financial institutions, civil society, etc. The Joint UN approach to support NDC implementation as well as a close coordination with the NDC Partnership and other support initiatives ensure the optimal use of available resources.

The Regional Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (RCEES) was selected as the National Technical Institution (NTI) to provide the needed expertise to support the Government of Ghana and UNEP/UNEP CCC to implement this assignment.


Grant Amount Awarded

The total grant amount awarded is 150,722.18 USD. An initial amount of USD 134,530.18 was awarded which was amended and increased by an amount of 16,192.00 USD.


Start date (month/year): July 2023

Completion date (month/year): December 2024

Funding Agency

Key Stakeholders

State Actors:

  • Host – EPA/MESTI
  • CTCN-National Designated Entity - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • GCF-National Designated Authority - Ministry of Finance
  • Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA)
  • Ghana Irrigation Development Authority (GIDA): GIDA, which is located within MoFA
  • Ministry of Energy/Energy commission

Non-State Actors

  • Smallholder farmers, farmer groups and associations
  • Community organizations and civil society
  • Financial institutions
  • Academic institutions
  • Private sector
  • Development partners and key donor programmes

Team Members

Rev. Prof. Ing. Eric O. Antwi

Project Manager

Dr. Felix Amankwah Diawuo

Project Coordinator

Ing. Prof. Samuel Gyamfi

Energy Expert

Mr. Stephen Yaw Ntiamoah

Finance Expert

Dr. Gifty S. Mensah

Environmental Expert

Dr. Benjamin Batinge

Program and Policy Specialist

Ransford Wusah Bakuri

Project Support Staff - Project Management and Coordination

Ing. Samuel O. Akowuah

M & E Specialist

Mr. Romeo Tweneboah Koduah

Communications Specialist

Contact Person

Ransford Wusah Bakuri