Capacity development for climate change diplomacy


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Presentation by Dejan Dinčić (DiploFoundation) at the Euforic workshop 'Collaboration, Communication and Climate Change' - Copenhagen 10 June 2009

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Capacity development for climate change diplomacy

  1. 1. capacity development DiploFoundation Dejan Din č i ć
  2. 2. internet governance forum (igf) <ul><li>global forum </li></ul><ul><li>multi-stakeholder policy dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>governance of the internet </li></ul>
  3. 3. may 2008...
  4. 4. they worked hard...
  5. 5. ...and Thanks to their efforts a number of remote conference hubs worldwide (Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Pune, Lahore, Belgrade and Barcelona) were connected with the main conference in India, facilitating different forms of participation for more than 1000 remote participants.
  6. 6. who is the group and what do they have in common? <ul><li>Images related to IGCBP </li></ul>
  7. 8. a particular capacity development approach <ul><li>effective and engaging </li></ul><ul><li>builds on multiple perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>inclusive </li></ul><ul><li>deals with real-life issues </li></ul><ul><li>provides on-the-job experience </li></ul><ul><li>does not end with the end of formal training... </li></ul><ul><li>...but helps create lasting effects </li></ul><ul><li>is affordable </li></ul>
  8. 9. importantly... <ul><li>It makes a difference (impact) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>empowering people as influencers of change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>emerging communities of practice that make a difference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>includes those in the south that would otherwise have no access to such cd and policy processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>brings more voices to global policy process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visible impact, short cycles </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. climate change <ul><li>march 2009: completed first online course for small and developing states </li></ul><ul><li>excellent evaluation by participants (100% of respondents would recommend the course to someone else) </li></ul><ul><li>also caters for climate change policy and governance outside the main process </li></ul>
  10. 11. process mapping
  11. 12. some highlights from the course discussion <ul><li>the question of whether environmentalism is a “privilege” of developed countries; and whether developing countries are able to afford it; </li></ul><ul><li>a divergence of opinion on whether or not developed countries must take the first significant steps, before others, due to their historical responsibility; </li></ul><ul><li>the debate on whether economic growth or the environment should come first, and a search for ways to achieve economic growth while mitigating climate change. </li></ul>
  12. 13. next step <ul><li>there is a number of similarities between the IG policy process and climate change process (or some other global governance topics) </li></ul><ul><li>diplo thinks that the approach and the methodology that worked well for IG process can be adapted to climate change </li></ul><ul><li>plans to expand the climate change course to a full capacity development programme – with new partners! </li></ul>
  13. 14. about diplo <ul><li>Long Track Record </li></ul><ul><li>National Backing </li></ul><ul><li>Used by Governments: Mexico, United Kingdom, European Union, Egypt, Azerbaijan, and numerous small states; successfully completed several dozens of project supported by Switzerland, United Nations, Malta, UNDP, and Commonwealth among others. </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited High Standards: online courses are accredited by the University of Malta (an EU university) at the Master’s level. Quality education is offered to all participants, from developed and developing countries alike. </li></ul><ul><li>Team Player: has partnered with many different organisations, including ITU, UNODC, CommSec, EU, businesses (AT&T, Affilias), civil society (European Roma Information Office, add some others) and academia. </li></ul><ul><li>Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC. Member of International Forum on Diplomatic Training, EADI, Internet Governance Forum... </li></ul>