Supporting Ghana to advance their NAP process

Introduction

  • The Government of Ghana has developed a long list of climate change action programs to implement over the 2015-2020 timeframe. Since there are budget constraints, the government is identifying high priority programs based on systematic and robust cost-benefit analysis (CBA).
  • To support this process, a CBA Training Workshop was provided by UNDP at the request of the Government of Ghana as a part of the NAP-GSP on 28 October 2016. The aim of the training was to provide not only theoretical understanding of CBA but also practical CBA applications in climate change adaptation through presentations, discussion, and case studies to target participants some of whom could potentially become future trainers themselves.
  • Ghana-focused case studies were designed according to Ghana’s priority areas and used throughout the workshop. These priority areas were identified based on the broad base consultation and consensus building.
  • The workshop was led by NDPC in close collaboration with MESTI and EPA, and Ministry of Finance.
  • The joint UNDP-UNEP NAP-Global Support Programme is linking with the UNDP-UNEP-WRI supported Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Program in Ghana, and work has been initiated to identify potential entry points for NAP support in the country.

Programme Meetings and Workshops

Ghana CBA Workshop

A CBA Training Workshop was provided by NAP-GSP at the request of the Government of Ghana. The Training aimed to provide not only theoretical understanding of CBA but also practical CBA applications in climate change adaptation through presentations, discussion, and case studies to target participants some of whom could potentially become future trainers themselves.
 
Ghana focused case studies were designed according to Ghana’s priority areas and used throughout the workshop. These priority areas were identified based on the broad base consultation and consensus building. The workshop was led by NDPC in close collaboration with MESTI and EPA and Ministry of Finance. Participating organisations were National Development Planning Commission (NDPC); Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), UNFCCC Focal Point, and Ministry of Finance (Ghana’s National Designated Authority, NDA). The joint UNDP-UNEP NAP-Global Support Programme is linking with the UNDP-UNEP-WRI supported Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Program in Ghana, and work has been initiated to identify potential entry points for NAP support in the country.
 

Output/Deliverables:

The Ghana focused four-day CBA workshop was successfully delivered together with facilitation services, presentations and customized exercises. The CBA workshop was delivered using discussion and case-study/exercise approach to enhance interactive learning of the participants. Ghana focused as well as international cases/exercises were prepared and used at a group discussion through out the workshop. Before the training, most participants had very limited knowledge of CBA and how it can be applied to guide decision making especially at the project level. After the training, most participants reported that their levels of understanding of various aspects of CAB including practical exercise in going through the 8-step approach in performing a CBA.
 

Presentations:

Introduction to the nature of CBA
CBA Steps and expertise
Conducting CBA - Steps 123
Social cost of carbon in CBA
Conducting CBA - Step 4
Conducting CBA - Step 5
Calculate NPV CBA -  Step 6
Sensitivity analysis - Step 7
Making recommendations CBA - Step 8

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