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1 Peter Tarfa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 6-7 November 2008
Application of Performance Indicators in Monitoring Capacity Building for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Eleven (11) Desert Prone Frontline States of Northern Nigeria Special Climate Change Unit Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja Nigeria Peter Tarfa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 6-7 November 2008

2 About Us National Focal Point for climate change; DNA for CDM;
broad mandate: undertakes national implementation of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and any other instrument put in place on climate change issue.

3 National Capacity Building Activities
Preparation of National Communication; Preparation of NAPA (on voluntary bases); National climate change programmes: awareness creation, technology needs assessment, CDM implementation etc;

4 Capacity Building cont.
E-Newsletter on climate change; Website design for climate change; Training on negotiation skills; Launched the CDM procedural guidelines; Project on building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC), website:

5 Capacity Building for Implementation of Adaptation Measures
The Eleven (11)desert prone front line states in Nigeria are facing precarious situation due to impacts of climate change. Recognizing the need to build the capacity of policy makers and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) in tackling climate change adaptation, a three days National Workshop for the policy makers was organised;

6 Capacity Building The workshop is part of the activities under a “Three year National Awareness Programme” on climate change; Workshop targeted specifically States Commissioners of Environment, Permanent Secretaries, Director Generals of Environmental Protection Agencies, Directors and representatives of NGOs from the eleven states.

7 Objective of the Workshop
To facilitate formulation of good environmental policy and integrate climate change adaptation issues into the eleven front line states’ sustainable development action plan; To assess and respond to vulnerability of sectors in light of predicted climate change impacts; Build capacity to replicate workshops in respective states within the zone to response to climate change.



10 Using Indicators for Performance Monitoring
Performance indicators are designed to provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of projects or programmes establishing output and outcomes, both quantitatively and qualitatively Expected output: To build informed responses to climate change in the eleven desert prone states by enhancing capacity at the community and state levels to implement effective adaptation strategies, policies and actions;

11 Performance Indicators
The following parameters at respective states were accessed and evaluated: i. Legal Framework; ii. Governance structure; iii. Capacity and manpower development;

12 2. Expected Outputs: Knowledge and tools for analysis of climate change vulnerabilities and impacts on women, key sectors and eco-regional zones including scenarios on climate change impacts for planning; Practical experience about community-based adaptation responses to climate change by vulnerable populations in key sectors and eco-regional zones; Tools for action on climate change adaptation including tools and mechanisms to integrate and strengthen the role of women in climate change adaptation.

13 3 Outcome: Increased integration of gender sensitive climate change adaptation into states sustainable development strategies; Increased capacity of the states governments and civil society to take informed action on climate change.

14 Conclusion Huge need for capacity development to effectively and efficiently response to climate change; Long term training essential; GEF funding for an enabling activity to scope needs, support establishment of governance structure; Bilateral partnership to develop and implement CB initiatives through outreach, awareness, education and training; Tracking CB implementation process.

15 Thank you for your attention

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