Strengthening Ghana’s National Capacity for Transparency and Ambitious Climate Reporting

Project General Information


Climate change

Climate Change


        Ghana’s CBIT proposal is a flagship initiative to consolidate and build on the foundation we have laid in setting up a functional and robust MRV system that withstand the endure long-term climate reporting in-country and to the international community. The overarching goal of the CBIT proposal to sharpen Ghana’s ability to effectively: (a) plan and implement it NDC regularly; (b) track progress effectiveness of implementation of climate actions and (c) track progress of achievement of NDC goals at a given time (d) compile, report of implementation NDC in a transparent manner. Therefore, Ghana’s CBIT proposal will mainly focus on priority areas in key sectors identified in Ghana’s NDC such as transport, energy, AFOLU, industry etc.  Therefore, the immediate development objective of this project is to assist Ghana strengthen national capacity by improving and integrating the national system to plan, implement, monitor and report on NDC, in order to be responsive to the transparency requirements in the new climate regime. 

      In Ghana’s CBIT proposal, the key components are formulated with the view to ensure strategic alignment with areas identified GEF programming document on CBIT. Ghana’s CBIT has three components which direct linkage with the range of GEF’s portfolio support activities. For instance, (a) component 1 on “effective institutional structure to support regular reporting” are aligned to GEF portfolio support activity on “…. strengthen national institutions for transparency-related activities in line with national priorities”; (b) component 2 on “integration of national monitoring and evaluation systems” is linked to “……. provide relevant tools, training, and assistance for meeting the provisions stipulated in Article 13; and (c) component 3 on “data availability and information management” is related to “……. assist with improvement of transparency over time”. The linkages are important because it demonstrate concrete synergies with Ghana’s CBIT proposal and the GEF’s strategic objectives. 

Medium-sized Project(MSP)




GEF Trust Fund

Stage Grant to UNEP Grant to other IA Co-Financing UNEP Fee Other IA Fee
$ 1,650,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 200,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00



Executing Agency Category

Partner Category

Name Category Period
Geordie Colville

Low Risk

The major risk that could prevent the successful implementation of the CBIT project boarder on (a) inertia on instutional buy-in (b) coordination, (c) high-level political will, (d) data availability and (e) avaialibty of skill sets . Detail description of how to address the risk will be developed during the project design. Nonethless couple of ideas on the way to risk factors will be remedied are provided in below: • Institutional buy-in : (a) build on workable existing institutional arrangement for GHG inventory, (b) involve additional line ministries at the project outset (c) revised the existing memorandum of understanding to reflect current institutional nuance, (d) design specific buy-in strategies for different stakeholders (i.e sector ministries, industria operators and businesses and NGOs). • Coordination : (a)fully intergrate CBIT project steering committee into existing climate change implementation committee; (b) expand the sector working to include sector stakeholders are included in the CBIT proposal; (c) establish channel for regular briefing of borader of director of EPA and the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI); (d) ensure clear linkages of implementation NDC action in line ministries. • Political buy-in : (a) create high-level awareness and seek final approval from political authorities from the line ministries during the outset of the project implementation before the project kicks-off; (b) provide regular progress report to the Ministers who sectors are included in the CBIT project. • Data Availability : (a) As much as possible take advantage of the existing national data collection infrastructutre; (b) Include publically-aviaialbe and industrial data providers in the technical working group to facilate data access; (c) revise data collection template specifically design for different data providers, (d) organise training for industrial data providers under the existing environmental reporting mechanism, (d) expand participation of data provider to cover new areas that will be covered in the new MRV task, (e) support continues data generaitona and sharing using existing online portal. • Avaiability of skill-set: (a) identify and harness existing capacities and skill sets in order to increased participation all national experts, (b) Where consultants are to be recruited they will be paired with local expert to facilite knowledge tranfers, (c) As much as possible experts from include national academic/research institutions, CSO and businesses.


Fiscal Year Project activities and objectives met

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