GHACCO and BUSAC to promote advocacy on Bioenergy Policy in Ghana
The Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels (GHACCO) has announced that it has been awarded a grant from the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) to conduct advocacy on Bioenergy Policy in Ghana. The BUSAC Fund is a multi-donor platform to enhance the business environment of private sector actors through advocacy and capacity building with support from the Danish International Development Agency (Danida), European Union (EU) and Government of Ghana (GoG).
A robust Bioenergy Policy will facilitate the development of the biomass sector in Ghana and support the promotion of clean cooking technology solutions to help the government achieve its National Intended Contributions to Climate Change whiles improving the socio-economic, energy access and environmental goals in Ghana.
According to GHACCO, the Ghana Bioenergy Policy is still at the draft stage, though over 73 percent of rural households depend on solid fuels for cooking.
The project seeks to train members on advocacy, conduct a study on bioenergy in Ghana, conduct sensitization of members, engage stakeholders and government on advocacy on bioenergy and develop actions to enhance the promotion of bioenergy in Ghana.
This will be done in partnership with institutions such as the Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Environment Science and Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture and the Energy Commission and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).