From November 27 to November 30, 2018 the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) conducted a 4-day interactive workshop in Ghana to launch a curriculum and training development program for Private Investment Mobilization (PIM) for Low Carbon Development (LCD) actions at scale. The training program supports the private sector engagement component of the UNDP NDC Support Programme in Ghana. UNDP provided logistic support for the training.
The 12-month training program aims at building local capacity within the Ghana public and private sectors to mobilize investments for standardized and aggregated projects that meet global climate stabilization and national sustainable development goals.
The curriculum compromises 10 Modules that are conducted on site and remotely, and combines up front instruction with learning by doing through a specific pilot case selected by the training participants. The training program is supported by the Blackboard online learning management system (managed by CCS) where instructional and supporting materials, as well as assessment tests and exercises are available to the training participants.
The training program will be incubated in a Ghana education institution, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), that serves as incubation hub for the full length of the training and mainstreaming mechanism for a national certification program in the future.
The workshop had the following objectives:
- Launch the training program
- Understand the country’s needs and priorities for LCD and PIM integration and development
- Provide foundational instruction on LCD and PIM concepts, practices and tools (Modules 1 and 2)
- Provide foundational instruction on policy and financial options to meet LCD and PIM needs (Module 3)
- Provide instruction on screening and selection process of priority policy options to support the selection of a pilot case (Module 4)
- Conduct an initial screening of a pilot case for Ghana