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PEPP (Port Efficiency and Public Private Capacity in Ghana)

The maritime sector is a driver of industrialization globally. However, the relationship between maritime development and industrialization remains endogenous and deserves further consideration. Tema Port in Ghana is a unique site for investigating the challenges and opportunities for national, international, and multinational public-private cooperation on building capacity for implementing and enforcing international maritime regulations that contribute to drive economic development in Ghana. PEPP focuses on implicit and explicit alliances between public and private entities in shaping capacity development (CD) programs as a result of a constantly changing port service economy. PEPP will critically investigate the aims, effects, and politics of CD with specific focus on continuities and ruptures in conditions for CD when moving from aid-to-trade, specifically seeking to answer: how capacity development in and around Tema Port can contribute to sustainable industrialization in Ghana, when Denmark supports Ghana beyond aid by prioritizing trade relations while phasing out official development assistance?


2020.02.25 | Research news

1st Ghana field trip update:

Update - 25-02-2020:

2019.12.04 | Research news

Gallery update: Advisory Board Meeting

The PEPP Gallery has been updated with pictures from the advisory board meeting, that took place on the 2nd-3rd of December 2019 in Aarhus. The advisory board meeting started out with in the evening on the 2nd with a three-course dinner at Restaurant MellemRum. The next day PEPP and the advisory board members joined together…

2019.11.18 | Research news

PEPP abstracts accepted for conference

Three abstracts by the PEPP team have been accepted for the  International Academic Conference on Sustainable Maritime Business (SMB2020) in Hamburg, 27-29th of May 2020. Their titles are: 'Capacity Development for Sustainable Maritime Business' by Annette Skovsted Hansen'Does Legitimacy Always Translate into…


Mon 17 Feb
00:00-00:00 | Tema, Ghana
Ghana Fieldtrip
Wed 27 May
00:00-00:00 | Hamburg, Germany
Conference participation: SMB2020


Annette Skovsted Hansen

Associate professor School of Culture and Society - Japan Studies, subject


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark/Udenrigsministeriet