Responding to a request by the Government of Ghana, the ILO, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO and UNITAR jointly launched PAGE in the country with the aim of supporting national efforts to transition to a greener and more inclusive economy.
A national workshop, jointly organized by the government of Ghana and PAGE, officially launched the PAGE initiative in the country. During the event, over 80 participants from the government, private sector, academia and civil society discussed the scope of actions that PAGE can carry out in Ghana to assist national efforts to transition to a green economy. All speakers underlined the fact that the PAGE initiative comes at an opportune time for Ghana and welcomed the initiative, which consolidates five UN agencies and closely coordinates with the entire UN Country Team through the UN Resident Coordinator system, as a milestone on the path of making Delivering as One a reality in Ghana.
The PAGE initiative in Ghana will operate within the framework of existing policies, such as Ghana’s medium term (2014–2017) development strategy and the National Climate Change Policy, and will build on existing work, such as the UNDP-UNEP Green Economy scoping study and assessment of Ghana. Consultations with key stakeholders have identified critical areas where PAGE can deliver, including enabling conditions for sustainable economic growth with an emphasis on industrialization and the modernization of agriculture, as well as job creation.
The PAGE partners will contribute to the evidence-based selection of priority areas for the implementation of concrete green economy actions in Ghana, and will promote green industry, trade and jobs, as well as institutional capacity-building on the green economy through training-needs assessment and delivery.