Capacity Building on GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy in the ECOWAS countries: Togo and Ghana

The final aim of this activity was to sensitize policy makers and relevant stakeholders in the ECOWAS partner countries on the potential of bioenergy production and its use to better contribute to GHG emission reductions by replacing fossil fuel and traditional biomass use, while harnessing socio-economic co-benefits. At the same time sustainability concerns around bioenergy development were raised and ways for sustainable bioenergy development were outlined. Moreover, the activity contributed to strengthening the ability of the target countries to adapt to the negative effects of climate change, as it provided the basis for better planning and management of resources, including soil, water and land use. The activity guided the design of policies that promoted bioenergy pathways that are in line with adaptation needs. This should set the basis for the development of effective integrated policies for sustainable bioenergy as a part of low carbon and climate-resilient development strategies at the national and regional levels.The activity aimed to build or enhance existing capacities of local experts to understand, assess and implement the GBEP sustainability indicators for bioenergy in Togo and Ghana, and use them to inform bioenergy policy decision making.


A Final Report was developed to present the main outcomes and lessons learned of the project in Togo and Ghana, where national workshops on bioenergy and trainings on the full implementation of the GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy were organized, with a focus on the wood energy pathway both at household scale and at productive level.


Activity Group 2 "Renforcement des capacités sur les indicateurs de durabilité du Partenariat Mondial pour les bioénergies dans les pays de la CEDEAO"

1er Atelier national avec les parties prenantes multisectorielles, 24-25 October 2018 Lomé - Togo

2eme Atelier national avec les parties prenantes multisectorielles, 21 November 2018 Lomé - Togo

National Workshop on Bioenergy in Ghana and Training on the full implementation of the GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy, 11-12 December 2018, Accra, Ghana