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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?


2019.04.05 | Research news

FFU visits the project

On the 29th of March Ida Arendal Jørgensen and Pernille Friis from Danida Fellowship Center (DFC) met in Ghana with Annette Skovsted Hansen and Erik Skov Madsen of the Consultative Research Committee (FFU), as well as Mike Speirs from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Annette Skovsted Hansen, the project coordinator of the PEPP project, along…

2019.03.20 | Research news

Meeting with Merete Philbert, APM terminals, and Andreas Hermansson at Aarhus Port

March 20th: The PEPP project has met with Merete Philbert, APM terminals at Aarhus Port, and Andreas Hermansson, Aarhus Port

2019.03.18 | Research news

Meeting with Professor Michael Manuel at the World Maritime University

March 18th: The PEPP project have met with Professor Michael Manuel at the World Maritime University in Malmø, Sweden. Link to Michael Manuel: Link Link to the World Maritime University: Link


Mon 24 Jun
00:00-00:00 | Nyborg, Denmark
Writing Retreat and Simulator Visit in Nyborg
Fri 28 Jun
00:00-00:00 | Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference Participation: The 5th Nordic Development Conference at CBS


Annette Skovsted Hansen

Associate professor School of Culture and Society - Japan Studies, subject
H 1465, 320
P +4587162303


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