Welcome to the Ocean Governance Research and Development Project
The University of Ghana Ocean Governance, Research and Development Project (OGP) began in January 2022 with funding from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). The Project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the University of Ghana School of Law and the Department for Marine and Fisheries Sciences of the University of Ghana, with support from the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea.read more
What we Do
The OGP activities focuses on research collaborations, human capacity development and policy development in respect of the Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance. We provide an avenue for various governments, businesses, international organizations and other institutional stakeholders to create inclusive partnerships, and to build coordinated response mechanisms to ocean-related challenges, in a way that reinforces shared visions, values and goals on the Continent and places African people at the centre of global, regional, national and local ocean governance.
Lead research on unpacking and articulating the dynamics of ocean-related development strategies in order to leverage Africa’s potential for sustainable ocean-driven growth;
Offer a stimulating environment where pragmatic policy proposals and innovative solutions are conceived;
Motivate stakeholders to explore synergies in their industries and to collaborate in taking creative and innovative ocean-related actions that can directly benefit Africa economies and communities;
Prioritize the health of the ocean and climate decision making in the policy-space.