Ghana – Develop SLCP measures for 2025 NDC update [GH-23-002]

  • Opening date: 12 April 2023
  • Closing date: 23 May 2023
  • Estimated budget: US$ 70,000
  • Sector: National planning


This project responds to a request made by Ghana to strengthen capacity of government entities to identify opportunities for enhancing short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) action ahead of the 2025 Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) update. More information on Ghana’s involvement in the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is available on its Partner Page.

Ghana is a CCAC Partner since 2012. Participating in the Global Methane Pledge, it has also made a voluntary commitment towards the objective to reduce global methane emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2020 levels. Ghana has a SLCP mitigation taskforce made up of representatives from relevant sectors, civil society, and academic and research institutions. Leveraging previous CCAC support, Ghana's 4th and 5th National Inventories have included a component on SLCP inventories. It is planning to update its NDC starting in 2024.

At minimum, the project is expected to develop policy recommendations on gaps and actions to address in the revised NDC including financing options (integration into the national budget, bilateral funding, multilateral development banks, etc), and to deliver trainings on SLCP analysis and mitigation options. This project is expected to launch in Q4 2023.

Guidance on the CCAC’s National Planning Methodology for reducing short-lived climate pollutants is available in the Resource Library.

Key partners

This project will require close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana Irrigation Development Authority.

Expected results

Applicants are encouraged to propose additional outputs as needed to ensure the expected project outcomes are achieved. Applicants can determine the scope of outputs if not specified. The project is expected to deliver at a minimum:

1. The Government of Ghana includes priority SLCP mitigation actions and/or targets in its revised NDC by 2025.

Indicator: Number of NDCs targeting SLCPs.

Output 1.1: A report on progress which includes:

  • Progress to date on national SLCP policy, planning, and implementation
  • The gaps and actions needed to enhance the updated NDC with priority SLCP measures
  • The cost of implementing NDC measures and funding sources

2. The Government of Ghana has increased capacity to take action on SLCPs.

Indicator: Number of government entities with improved capacity for SLCP action.

Output 2.1: Training delivered to the relevant government ministries on SLCP analysis including assessing mitigation priorities and tracking implementation progress.

Output 2.2: Awareness raising workshops to relevant government departments and agencies on mitigation options and co-benefits from priority sectors.

Application process

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for consideration, project proposals must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete and submitted before the deadline
  • Submitted by a non-governmental organization (NGO), intergovernmental organization (IGO), or other not-for-profit entity. Governments are not eligible to apply directly for funding in this call.
  • Requested funding is within the estimated budget amount, or includes a clear justification for additional expenses
  • Project duration is less than 24 months
  • Budget criteria are met and spending caps on expenses are respected

For-profit entities may only participate in the project as stakeholders, co-funders, or end users. Applicants are encouraged to include for-profit entities in the development of the project proposal and/or during project implementation if their ownership of the proposed solution is key to the project’s success. 

How to apply

Eligible applicants are invited to apply any time before 23 May 2023 using the Application Form and Excel Budget Form. Specific instructions on completing these forms are available in both documents.

Applicants may choose to follow the cost range proposed above OR propose a different budget supported by a clear justification. However, applicants should note that cost efficiency will play a significant role in the selection process.

The completed Application Form and Excel Budget Form should be submitted to secretariat [at]

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Presents a clear plan to achieve the required outcomes during the lifetime of the project or soon after
  • Includes a plan or activities to enable the scaling up of, replication of, or sustained use of project results over time
  • Sets out a clear approach for enabling or contributing to SLCP emissions reductions and resulting co-benefits
  • Involves relevant stakeholders
  • Approach is grounded in a strong understanding of relevant risks
  • Complements other relevant initiatives, funding mechanisms, and existing policy processes
  • Applicant demonstrates necessary capacity and experience to perform the work
  • A realistic, cost-effective, and clearly justified budget and approach is proposed
  • Project meets the minimum requirements for the OECD DAC gender equality marker Score 1

Selection process

  1. A preliminary review of proposals submitted by the deadline will be conducted by members of the CCAC Secretariat, Funding Task Team, and Board, in consultation with relevant CCAC Partners. 
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals in further detail and to respond to follow-up questions about their application. ia
  3. Successful applicants will be invited to develop a Project Implementation Plan and Detailed Budget in consultation with the CCAC Secretariat and relevant CCAC Partners.

The selection process may take up to 6 months after the closing date of the call for proposals. Due to the high volume of requests, the CCAC will not respond to requests for updates or feedback during this time.