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1 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW-DELHI WORK PROGRAMME THE GAMBIAN SITUATION IN THE Presented at the Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of the UNFCCC By Ms. Fatou Gaye January 28 to Corinthia Atlantic Hotel, Banjul-The Gambia

2 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC NATIONAL CLIMATE COMMITTEE (NCC) CONSIST OF:  Permanent institutional representation  Central and Local Governments  Non-Governmental Organizations  Community based Organizations  Few private Sector Organizations  Parliamentarians

3 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC EDUCATION Formal and Non-Formal Education The Department of State for Education and the National Environment Agency are the lead institutions in this regard

4 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC EDUCATION Formal Education: The NEA organizes school competitions at the primary and secondary levels and winners are presented with awards to encourage participation in climate change competitions

5 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING  UNFCCC Focal Point trained members of the NCC in climate change issues such as greenhouse gas inventories, mitigation options, vulnerability and adaptation assessment, climate change strategy and action plan development

6 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING  UCCEE trained members of the NCC in the economics of CDM projects

7 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING  UNITAR trained members of the NCC in Information Technology

8 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING The NEA organizes training programmes for many stakeholders on environmental matters, many of which have climate implications and/or related e.g. Environmental Impact assessment.

9 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC PUBLIC AWARENESS  Participatory Sensitization Workshops held in all the six administrative divisions  Main stakeholders include Fishermen, woodcutters, blacksmiths, palm wine tappers, etc.  Grass roots identified problems with possible solutions

10 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC PUBLIC AWARENESS  Kanifing Municipality and Greater Banjul Area workshops  Synthesized all workshop reports were presented at a policy makers workshop  Full report with reviewed policies and recommendations were presented at this workshop

11 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC PUBLIC AWARENESS The broad based composition of the NCC facilitates better understanding and dissemination of climate change issues and materials

12 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION  CC material maintained by NCC member institutions  NEA Documentation centre  Environment Newsletter  Hands on Training at Environment Ed. Centre  CC websites

13 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION  First National Communication made available to various local institutions and the public

14 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC THE WAY FORWARD  Encourage tertiary education institutions to undertake climate change research and development of appropriate technologies for capacity building.

15 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC THE WAY FORWARD  Encourage, facilitate collaboration between local, regional and international institutions in the areas of Training and Education

16 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC THE WAY FORWARD  Develop the NCC as a semi-autonomous institution based in the Department of Water Resources (UNFCCC Focal Point)

17 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC THE WAY FORWARD  Strengthen existing human, institutional capacities to increase efficiency  Strengthen the Article 6 Focal Point office to allow for better coordination with and among interested parties and increased efficiency

18 Africa Regional Workshop on Article 6 of UNFCCC CONSTRAINTS  Constant change of NCC membership  Limited capacity of NCC members, EG. Running of models and impact assessment  Lack of internet facility to some NCC members.


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