The Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) secretariat on a supervisory visit to Congo has established a good relationship with the local Government, from which it got blessings to continue to emphasize need for climate change mitigation among local communities.
The Secretariat team from Nairobi yesterday met Jean Christophe, the Director of Cabinet in Sangha Province of the Republic of Congo.
The Mr Christophe welcomed the PACJA team, which comprised of Charles Mwangi (Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Project Coordinator), Sella Wanjekeche (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer) and Grace Njeri (Finance Officer) at his office in the Province.
The team is on a mission to supervise projects PACJA is doing in the grassroots with the support of World Bank.
Another team from the Secretariat was last week in Gabon for the same task, and returned with positive feedback, as the State supported the initiative by entrusting PACJA with $270,000.
The World Bank is supporting PACJA in a three-year project aimed at building the capacity of African Civil Society and Local Communities on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+). The project approved on 14th March 2016 is funded under FCPF and ends on December 31, 2019.
The project is being implemented with engagement of selected Recipient Organizations, as agreed between World Bank and PACJA.
PACJA has been conducting capacity building activities through our national chapters and other selected CSO networks (in countries where PACJA does not have national chapters) through contracts or sub-grants. PACJA directly coordinates regional activities, with the aim of strengthening the knowledge of targeted civil society organizations and local communities of REDD+ and knowledge exchange at regional levels.
The team in Congo started the supervisory work on May 26th 2019 and leaves on May 30th.