The Ghana modelling scoping meeting took place on 1st March 2017 at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Conference Room, Accra Ghana. The objective of the meeting, designed as a Focus Group Discussion (FGD), was to clarify entry points for project intervention to ensure alignment with Ghana climate objectives & socio-economic priorities as stipulated in the NDCs & LEDS plans and the National Development blue print, the Ghana vision 2020 respectively.
The FGD involved an inclusive set of stakeholders needed for ensuring modelling actions are most responsive to these Ghana priorities. Respectively it involved participation of modelling stakeholders drawn from government ministries, academia & research, private sector & development partners who presented on the country priority and state of modelling activities. The project technical team lead by UN Environment and comprising the LEDS GP/NREL & AfLP/ KNUST provided technical backstopping . The country stakeholders narrowed down scope of potential activities to include those most reflective of the diverse country priorities. To this end, at the sectorial level, Ghana stakeholders prioritized clean energy & agriculture. The modelling will complement developments in these sectors by providing the analytical framework to forecast carbon offset vis a vie jobs created and economic expansion actualized by alternate investment decisions in each of these sectors as well as an amalgamation of the two. This will inform optimal policy decisions as Ghana progresses in implementing its vision 2020.