New South-South Cooperation Project between China and Ghana to Focus on Transfer of Technical and Management Skills

12 May 2014

imageParticipants review risk analyses prior to finalizing the proposal.

Centering on promotion of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, the new China-Ghana South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer (RETT) project aims to enable coherent cooperation between China and Ghana and ensure a more holistic transfer of renewable energy technologies from China to Ghana. With funding from Denmark, the RETT project will not focus on the transfer of hardware but rather on institutional frameworks and capacities required to make local absorption of renewable energy technologies more effective.

Based on the successful implementation of the China-Ghana RETT, China and other countries can follow the systematic model of forging a new partnership to deliver South-South cooperation in the future.

A meeting was held on 12 May 2014 to finalize the project proposal to Denmark, with representatives from UNDP China, UNDP Ghana, the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21, and a delegation from Ghana in attendance.