Capacity development and information as a tool for coping with climate change Dr Isabelle NIANG ENDA TM / Energy, environm...
Climate change and its impacts on Africa <ul><li>Climate change will affect signifcantly all the major economic sectors of...
Limited human and institutional capacities <ul><li>The human society (individuals as well as institutions) will have to co...
What ENDA try to do? <ul><li>In line with its strategic axis relative to the implementation of the major environmental agr...
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>Tools development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C3D pedagogic ...
 
<ul><li>Together with training of trainers sessions (1 per year; the last one 25-27 july 2007 attended by 29 participants ...
Other tools <ul><li>Contribution to the WeADAPT platform together with SEI </li></ul><ul><li>Short videos on climate chang...
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The fellowship programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiat...
The fellows in the field
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The ACCCA (Advancing Capacities to  support Climate Ch...
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The guidebook for local decision makers </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>The development of a guidebook for local decision makers </li></ul>
<ul><li>The development of a guidebook for local decision makers </li></ul>
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>Information sheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 information...
 
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The water resources writeshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad...
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The water resources writeshop </li></ul>
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>Support to African negociators for the UNFCCC </li></u...
Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With other francophon...
 
Developing capacities in the organization <ul><li>Synergies with other teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With LEAD, preparation ...
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Presentation by Isabelle Niang (Energy, Environment and Development Programme) at the 4th Brussels Development Briefings on February 13, 2008

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Capacity development and information as a tool for coping with climate change

  1. 1. Capacity development and information as a tool for coping with climate change Dr Isabelle NIANG ENDA TM / Energy, environment and development team [email_address]
  2. 2. Climate change and its impacts on Africa <ul><li>Climate change will affect signifcantly all the major economic sectors of African countries as well as important ecosystems on which the local populations depend for their livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to chapter 9 (Africa) of the 4th IPCC assessment report (working group II) http://www.ipcc.ch </li></ul>
  3. 3. Limited human and institutional capacities <ul><li>The human society (individuals as well as institutions) will have to cope with the negative impacts of CC </li></ul><ul><li>Yet their capacities to adapt to CC and enhance their resilience is limited </li></ul><ul><li>Human, technical, financial resources limited as well as information </li></ul>
  4. 4. What ENDA try to do? <ul><li>In line with its strategic axis relative to the implementation of the major environmental agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen capacities at different levels of the society </li></ul><ul><li>Develop capacities inside the organization </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>Tools development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C3D pedagogic tool ( http://energie.enda.sn and www.c3d-unitar.org/c3d ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools for vulnerability and adaptation assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed since 2005 (Cds then online) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will be updated this year </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Together with training of trainers sessions (1 per year; the last one 25-27 july 2007 attended by 29 participants from 14 african countries) </li></ul><ul><li>Network of users </li></ul>
  7. 8. Other tools <ul><li>Contribution to the WeADAPT platform together with SEI </li></ul><ul><li>Short videos on climate change and its potential impacts in local communities (presented at the Development and Climate Days, 9-10 december 2007, Bali) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The fellowship programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiated in 2007; about 3,000 US$ (april to october 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three fellows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Betinbaye Yamingue (Chad) : « Perception of common risks of climate change and desertification in the Malo-Gaga rural community » </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fall Samba (Senegal): « Vulnerability and adaptation strategies to climate change of rural households : a simulation using a bioeconomic model in three villages of the peanut basin » </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ogouwale Euloge (Benin): « Evaluation of the impacts of climate change on lake Nokoue ecosystems » </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will continue this year and included in the C3D tool </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. The fellows in the field
  10. 11. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The ACCCA (Advancing Capacities to support Climate Change Adapation) programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initially 7 projects in Africa. 5 more funded by IDRC (70,000 US$) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ENDA is one of the main partner for Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical assistance, mainly in risk communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot actions to define adaptation strategies in key sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Platform : www.accca.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will continue this year and included in the C3D tool </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The guidebook for local decision makers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on different workshops in Senegal, Mauritania, Mali and Benin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still in progress </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>The development of a guidebook for local decision makers </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>The development of a guidebook for local decision makers </li></ul>
  14. 15. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>Information sheets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 information sheets on climate change and its impacts (on women, economic sectors and trade in Africa) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ebulletins : first prepared for the COP12 (Nairobi) then extended through a mailing network (ex: adaptation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large set of stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The water resources writeshop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptation to climate change and water esources management in West Africa (21-24 february 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>34 participants from 14 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In partnership with SEI, UNESCO and NCAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mainly ministerial representants as well as river basins agencies </li></ul></ul>
  16. 18. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>The water resources writeshop </li></ul>
  17. 19. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>Support to African negociators for the UNFCCC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Capacity Building Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support to the preparation of NAPAs and Second National Communications for different countries especially francophone countries </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Strengthening capacities at different levels of the society <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With other francophone NGOs (3-7 november 2007). The contribution to post-2012 agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GEF-NGOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Action Network (CAN) ENDA is the focal point for West and Central Africa (other NGOs in the sub region) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 22. Developing capacities in the organization <ul><li>Synergies with other teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With LEAD, preparation of the contribution of civil society to the G8 summit on climate change issues (20-21 april 2007 Dakar, 25-26 april Bonn) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With ENDA Pronat (fellowship programme) and ENDA Rup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With ENDA Maghreb and ENDA Mali </li></ul></ul>

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