Presentation on theme: "Chapter 8: Capacity Building Presented by Co Chair Mr. John Briceño CCAD Central American Countries 11/29/2003."— Presentation transcript:
Chapter 8: Capacity Building Presented by Co Chair Mr. John Briceño CCAD Central American Countries 11/29/2003
ConsiderrespectConsider and respect the needs, recommendations, and lessons learned from previous and existing efforts. social, environmental and economic considerationsUnderstand that social, environmental and economic considerations are all linked with Earth observation capacity building decisions on local and national levels strong communication networkDevelop a strong communication network of Subgroup leaders and members with experts involved in local, national and global levels Create strong linkages with other sub-groups to ensure a better understanding in developing a compatible, integrated plan of implementation. 8.1 PRINCIPLES
8.2 Description of Capacity Building We acknowledge that there are many different components of capacity building (i.e. education, training, infrastructure, research, etc.) However, we also agree that capacity building should strengthen human, institutional and national capabilities to contribute to, and make use of, Earth observations by addressing core capacity needs efficiently and effectively.
8.2 Description 8.2 Description education trainingCapacity building includes education and training opportunities, such as: –Public awareness –Universities and academic institutions –Publications –Workshops –Conferences –Short courses –Professional exchanges
The GEO Capacity Building Subgroup also recognizes that capacity building can include: Research two-way communicationEffective two-way communication and outreach infrastructureDevelopment of infrastructure data access, dissemination and managementFacilitation of data access, dissemination and management; operationalDevelopment / utilization of operational capabilities access to technologySustained access to technology political supportDevelopment of political support
8.3 Scope of the Capacity Building Subgroup 1.Identification of existing and proposed earth observation Capacity Building Activities 2.Identification of targeted groups for Capacity Building 3.Identification of priority areas in which Earth observation capacity building would have significant impact and benefit, especially in developing countries. 4.Identify resources for leveraging, developing and coordinating Earth observation capacity building initiatives. 5.Recommend Strategies and Tactics for Resource Mobilization. 6.Recommend a long-term capacity building strategy for the GEO 10-year implementation plan.
Identification of Existing and Proposed Earth Observation Capacity Building Activities The Capacity building Subgroup will identify existing Earth Observation capacity building initiatives on national and multi-national levels freely accessibleIdentification of freely accessible web-based Earth observation capacity building resources Note on-going activities noted in the Earth observation capacity building literature Identification of education and training materials that highlight the benefits of Earth observation capacity building efforts Use electronic mechanisms for management and consolidation of the information above
Identification of priority areas in which Earth observation Capacity Building would have significant impact and benefit, especially in developing countries Education Training Research Communication and Outreach Infrastructure Operational capabilities
Identify resources for leveraging, developing and coordinating Earth observation capacity building initiatives Identify and coordinate resource utilization recommendations with each of the other GEO Subgroup areas Identify what sources of funding are already being utilized and explore leveraging and partnership opportunities Utilize outcomes of the CEOS Plenary in November 2003 Consider and explore opportunities, such as with the WMO-IOC Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) Task Team on resources report, activities at the World Banks GEF, etc.
Recommend Strategies and Tactics for Resource Mobilization This include : Commitment on the political levelCommitment on the political level Partnerships with national and international programs, donors, Globe Program,etc. Institutionalize ad hoc GEO groups of work (public and private) at national level Acquisition of / Access to Earth observation in- situ and satellite data Resources for processing and interpretation of Earth observation data to derive locally meaningful information
Recommend a long-term capacity building strategy for the GEO 10-year implementation plan The Subgroup should: Continue to evaluate the key elements that comprise its EOS framework Incorporate the implementation recommendations of developing country stakeholders already established by other groups Assess resource gaps where needs exist, and when possible, determine mechanisms to help provide missing solutions Identify a diverse leadership team to coordinate capacity building efforts throughout the EOS implementation phase Ensure that the benefits of the EOS process, especially in regards to capacity building, are accessible to everyone, and consistent with the well established concepts of sustainable development as outlined at WSSD
Issues to still be addressed: Capacity building means different things in different countries. Therefore, we must work closely with the other Subgroups to prioritize capacity building components of the EOS. What are the common capacity building issues and needs that all GEO stakeholders share, if any? How does the Capacity Building Subgroup balance national priorities of its members with international priorities of the Subgroup? Capacity Building is the means to an end. What is the end?