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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?


2019.11.18 | 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…

2019.10.31 | Research news

PEPP visit to Zim Navigation Services, Haifa, Israel for research on Black Star Shipping Line

October 2019: Annette Skovsted Hansen visits the Zim Navigation Services archive in Haifa, Israel, and interviews the archivist Avner Shats and two former Black Star Shipping Line master mariners Captain Ariel and Captain Wilhelm.

2019.10.31 | Research news

Annette Skovsted Hansen becomes ressource person for Danish Zentropa and TV3 Ghana

This week Annette Skovsted Hansen has become ressource person for Zentropa in Denmark and TV3 Ghana. Link to Zentropa. (In Danish) Link to Ghana TV3.


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