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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?


2019.07.05 | Research news

New Project Updates-page

The PEPP website has been updated with a new Project Updates-page! Here you can follow along with the course of the project. Right now there is a section on the field trip in Ghana in April 2019 and the writing retreat in Sandbjerg will follow soon, so stay updated! Click here to read more.

2019.07.01 | Research news

Conference attendance: EURAM 2019

The annual EURAM conference of 2019 on the 26th to 28th of June in Lisboa, Portugal, was attended by Torben Andersen, representing the PEPP-project. At the conference he presented the paper entitled: "DIGITALIZATION AND PORT EFFICIENCY – CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN DANISH…

2019.06.19 | Research news

Conference attendance: EJARN conference 2019, ECAS2019 & NorDev conference 2019

In the month of June, the PEPP team have attended several conferences with the goal of presenting their research on Ghana, capacity building and the maritime industry.  EJARN Conference 2019: Annette Skovsted-Hansen, Professor, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University “Japanese involvement in the capacity…


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Annette Skovsted Hansen

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


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark/Udenrigsministeriet