Pilot Mainstreaming of Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

3 September 2017 - 7 September 2017
Tamale, Bolgatanga and Wa, Ghana

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Pilot Mainstreaming of Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions

Venues: Tamale, Bolgatanga and Wa

Dates: 4 – 8 September, 2017

The adoption of the Paris Agreement requires that Ghana puts in place sustainable national arrangements to enable it effectively develop and implement Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (GH-NDCs) especially at the local level. To further this objective, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), in collaboration with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) developed a guidance manual to aid Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in integrating the GH-NDCs into local development plans. MESTI (in collaboration with NDPC) is supporting a pilot dissemination exercise of the GH-NDCs, using the guidance tool developed, in nine selected districts of the three northern regions of Ghana.

The nine districts involved in the pilot mainstreaming exercise included:

  • Northern Region: Savelugu and Zabzugu-Tatale
  • Upper East: Bawku, Bawku West, Builsa South and Bongo
  • Upper West Region: Nandom, Nadowli and Sissala East.

A total of 138 people participated in the training programme in the nine districts. The training programme was very participatory. It was anchored on interactive learning and knowledge and experience sharing-oriented approaches. Emphasis was placed on active participation and involvement of participants. This enhanced understanding of all the topics that were discussed. The delivery involved a combination of presentations by the resource persons on Ghana’s NDCs and how to integrate them into development plans, case studies and group presentations. It is expected that feedback from the plans of the pilot districts will aid NDPC in rolling out a full-scale mainstreaming exercise nationwide.