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Presentation by Isabelle Niang (Energy, Environment and Development Programme) at the 4th Brussels Development Briefings on February 13, 2008

Presentation by Isabelle Niang (Energy, Environment and Development Programme) at the 4th Brussels Development Briefings on February 13, 2008

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