Ghana - Smart, Green and Digital Recovery

Smart, Green and Digital Recovery in Ghana

Transformational Potential:

  • Transition to a green economy model
  • Equitable access to services
  • Industrial transformation towards sustainability
  • Reduction of illegal migration
  • Preservation of livelihoods

The Team Europe Proposal activities include:

1. Sustainable inclusive growth:

  • Support to MSMEs;
  • Sustainable infrastructures;
  • Sustainable product management;
  • Resource efficiency/energy transition;
  • Foster investments;
  • Private sector and employment development.

2. Sustainable Cities and Urban Governance

  • Functioning infrastructures;
  • Domestic resource mobilization and accountability;
  • Sustainable urban planning, mobility and infrastructures;
  • Digitalisation.

3. Climate smart agriculture, agribusiness and natural resources management

  • Natural resources exploitation in export-oriented sectors;
  • Ecosystem-based rehabilitation and conservation agriculture;
  • Climate change adaptation in the value chains; 
  • Perennial crops (cocoa/shee trees, research);
  • Biodiversity management.

Ongoing activities include:

Modernisation of electricity distribution network in northern Ghana: This action supports the Volta River Authority group to improve its efficiency and strengthen the network in northern Ghana, to further support integration of Renewable Energies in the mix. It will be done in collaboration with AFD and the EIB and will complement the activities previously managed by them to refurbish the Kpong hydroelectric production pole, and allow the modernisation and digitalisation of the distribution network in and around the city of Tamale, along the Ghana – Burkina Faso 330KV interconnection (also supported by the EU/AFD/EIB). The action contributes primarily to climate change mitigation and to economic growth in the North, by fostering quality access to energy and decreasing technical and commercial losses.

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About Ghana - Smart, Green and Digital Recovery

Geographical area

Africa - Western

Thematic priority

  • Green deal
  • Science, Technology, Innovation and Digital
  • Sustainable growth and jobs


  • Zero Hunger
  • Quality Education
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Partnerships to achieve the Goal