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Contact Person: Sam Ogallah 

Partner: GermanWatch and CARE Germany

Region: Africa

 

This project seeks to scale-up existing CS capacities to advocate for ambitious proposals, bring on-the-ground expertise to the table, help embed GCF-funded activities in a broader societal support for transformation and increase accountability of national authorities underscoring the reality that Civil Society engagement is key to achieve the intended paradigm shift towards low-emissions and climate-resilient economies and societies (GCF funding mandate) which the GCF aims at.


The project aims to support broader African CS engagement in the critical early implementation phase of the GCF beyond existing capacities. The project consists of three work areas:

 

1. Preparing/testing readiness materials facilitating CSO engagement;

2. Supporting CSO engagement in key African countries (primarily those with early GCF projects);

3. Sharing of experiences at regional and global scale supporting expanded CSO engagement in Africa and beyond.

 

It is implemented in Malawi, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Morocco.  The project is implemented through a consortium which PACJA is part of with GermanWatch and CARE Germany leading the process.

 

Expected Outcome

 

Enhanced capacity among Civil Society Organizations that enables them engage in a critical and constructive way with governments and relevant institutions in order to contribute to an increase of the transformative effect of GCF projects.

 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:00

Project for Advancing Climate Transparency

Contact Person: Samson Ogallah

Partner: PACT

Region: Africa

PACT (Project for Advancing Climate Transparency) works towards advancing the development of robust and effective transparency and accountability rules and processes for the Paris Agreement.

It seeks to develop options and approaches for the transparency framework, building consensus among parties and providing relevant and timely inputs to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.

The project is implemented through a global PACT Consortium led by World Resources Institute (WRI), and will deliver the following:

 

  • Conduct rigorous research and analysis of technical, policy, legal and political considerations related to the development of the transparency and accountability regime of the Paris Agreement.
  • Hold national, regional and international meetings with a wide range of targeted stakeholders to further inform and enhance this research and analysis, while building capacity and awareness among key stakeholders.
  • Undertake actions to enhance the in-country capacity of developing countries, including middle-income developing countries, to ensure their full participation in UNFCCC decision-making processes and improvement over time in the quality of the information they submit to the UNFCCC.

 Expected project outcomes

  • A set of options and approaches for the modalities, procedures, and guidelines (MPGs) for transparency under the Paris Agreement
  • Specific text proposals, including legal text
  • Enhanced country capacities
  • Stakeholder engagement through national, regional and international meetings
Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

Food Security and Climate Change Workshop

Food Security and Climate Change Workshop in the Context of Pastoralism

Engagement in climate change processes requires an understanding of climate change and its impact on pastoralism as a key food source in Kenya. A process that ensures enhancing of capacity to adapt and mitigate climate change at

A process that ensures enhancing of capacity to adapt and mitigate climate change at the pastoral community level and as well integration of community climate actions in government policies and plans is one that aims at achieving sustainability. Therefore, this training intervention sets out to build momentum to achieve sustained pastoralist climate actions with the aim of:

Therefore, this training intervention sets out to build momentum to achieve sustained pastoralist climate actions with the aim of:

  •   influencing climate change policies, plans, and programmes at national, regional and international level

  •   facilitating the adoption of climate-resilient approaches by local communities.

 

Key Downloads:

PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR THE FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP - [PDF]

PARTICIPANTS INFORMATION NOTE FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP IN THE CONTEXT OF PASTORALISM WORKSHOP [PDF]

FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOP - [PDF]

 

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in accordance with Article 11 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as an operating entity of the financial mechanism under the Convention towards addressing the challenges of climate change. To become the most important multilateral instrument in climate finance and to achieve its successful paradigm shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient development pathway, it is important that the GCF focuses on delivering transformational projects and

To become the most important multilateral instrument in climate finance and to achieve its successful paradigm shift towards a low carbon and climate resilient development pathway, it is important that the GCF focuses on delivering transformational projects and programmes especially in developing countries. This ambition could only be achieved if a wide societal consensus and

This ambition could only be achieved if a wide societal consensus and proactive, critical but constructive role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) is enabled within the Fund processes. Strengthening the engagement of civil society actors and organisations from Africa in the GCF processes at the national level is an important step to scale-up existing CSOs capacities to advocate for ambitious proposals, bring on-the-ground expertise to the table and ensure accountability of GCF-funded activities by national authorities through a broader societal mobilisation for transformation and better impacts.

Furthermore, African CSOs can as well play a relevant role in the international aspects of the GCF, such as during Board meetings discussions, given that just few African civil society representatives are currently engaged at that level.

 

Key Downloads

Regional Workshop on Civil Society Readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Description and Provisional Agenda - [PDF]

Regional Workshop on Civil Society Readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Kampala (Uganda) Summary statement - [PDF]

Dakar-Sénégal- Avant la rédaction du livre de règles de Paris et les préparatifs du Dialogue de facilitation de 2018, les grands groupes présents aux sessions de la pré-AMCEN de cette année ont demandé aux gouvernements africains de faire le point sur l'état actuel de la mise en œuvre des contributions nationales déterminées (NDC) et d'identifier les barrières Cela doit être abordé en vue d'améliorer l'ambition au-delà de ce qui existe actuellement en tant que NDC.  

 

S'exprimant lors de l'atelier de la société civile africaine qui a annoncé la 16e session de la Conférence ministérielle africaine sur l'environnement à Libreville, au Gabon, Sam Ogallah, de l'Alliance panafricaine de la justice (PACJA), a insisté sur le besoin du Dialogue facilitant 2018 (FD2018) Les opportunités où les pays peuvent accroître leur ambition.  

Story by PAMACC
 
Ahead of the writing of the Paris rulebook and preparations for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue, Major Groups attending this year’s Pre-AMCEN sessions have called on African governments to take stock of the current status of implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and identify barriers that need to be addressed with a view to enhancing ambition beyond what currently exists as NDCs.
 
Speaking at the African civil society workshop heralding the 16th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment in Libreville, Gabon, Sam Ogallah of the Pan African Justice Alliance (PACJA) stressed the need for the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue (FD2018) to specifically highlight potential opportunities where countries can increase their ambition.
 
“The FD2018 process, should as matter of priority recognize that collective ambition in current NDCs remains inadequate to pursue effort to limit warming to 1.5°C or 2°C. It should enhance ambition and commitment from Parties to make new pledges and submit updated or new NDCs ahead of 2020 which should be sufficiently ambitious to close the emission gap, and identify what further work is needed to enable countries to enhance their ambition, especially in countries with lower capabilities” he said.

Contact Person: Sam Ogallah

Partners: SIDA

Region: Africa 

Purpose/Outcome: To strengthen African civil society engagement in implementation of Paris Agreement

Outcomes:

To enhance the capacity national platforms, and particularly the 8 priority Chapters, to engage their governments in the implementation of Paris Agreement and SDGs

To facilitate selected national chapters to participate and contribute to sub-regional, regional and international climate change dialogue processes with a view to holding governments to account on their commitment to NDCs and other provisions of Paris Agreement

To strengthen the governance structure of PACJA and national chapters to effectively deliver their mandate

Broaden citizen awareness on the Paris Agreement through robust media engagement.

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