The Gas Consortium (TGC) was set up in 2014 to offer a platform through its flagship event, Ghana Gas Forum (GGF), to engage experts, decision-makers and stakeholders to enhance policy advocacy within the gas industry. The stakeholder engagements held at previous editions of the Ghana Gas Forum platform have helped to outline the range of policy issues and challenges. In addition, the advocacy initiatives have also underscored the importance of a holistic collaborative approach that allows for the synchronizing of gas policy planning and implementation via sustained stakeholder engagements.
TGC uses a stakeholder engagement cycle to define its core programme activities and drive strategic platforms which allow stakeholders to take ownership of issues within the sector, and mobilize plans and solutions that will lead to the effective implementation of policies. Using the three (3) core pillars of thought leadership, knowledge integration and capacity building, the outlined programmes promote the cross-disciplinary understanding of policy tools and options, expert-led consensus building among stakeholders as well as provide technical assistance in tracking the issues and plans through the implementation phase. For each pillar, the stakeholder engagement cycle allows partners to take ownership of the overarching vision by identifying and mapping out the issues and decision-makers, ensuring that policy solutions are premised on realistic implementation strategies.