Presentation on theme: "The GEF/UNDP/UNEP National Communications Support Programme United Nations Development Programme UNFCCC Workshop on the Preparation of National Communications."— Presentation transcript:
The GEF/UNDP/UNEP National Communications Support Programme United Nations Development Programme UNFCCC Workshop on the Preparation of National Communications from non-Annex I Parties Manila, Philippines,26-30 April 2004
National Communications Support Programme: Phase II $4M in GEF funding; $1.5M in co-financing needed Six year duration (2004-2009) Core focus –Capacity building –Knowledge sharing –Support for enabling activity implementation –Promoting south-south exchange by strengthening partnerships with regional institutions and use of regional experts UNDP committed to raising co-financing!
National Communications Support Programme: Institutional Arrangements Jointly managed by GEF and Implementing Agencies; implemented by UNDP Technical assistance to all NAI Parties, regardless of Implementing Agency selected Advisory Committee: GEF, UNDP, UNEP, WB, UNFCCC Implementation Committee: UNDP, UNDP, WB Collaboration with international and regional partners will be actively promoted
National Communications Support Programme: Objectives 1.To facilitate implementation of enabling activities 2.To prepare and/or disseminate technical materials, methods and tools 3.To sustain capacity building efforts through: –knowledge management, –best practices –communications and outreach
Proposed Approach to Technical Assistance Approach –Proactive –Direct response (country-driven) Provide flexible “toolbox” Promote “learning by doing” and knowledge sharing, not information dissemination No one size fits all, but economies of scale exist Translation, where feasible and financially possible
Objective 1: Facilitate Implementation of CCEAs Identify emerging issues in preparation of NCs Identify good practices during project implementation Provide technical feedback on NCs Provide strategic policy guidance on links between NCs and national development agendas Targeted training NCSP will consult with every project co-ordinator at least 3 times per year
Objective 2: Prepare and disseminate technical materials, including methods and tools Regional workshops to disseminate methods, best practices (adaptation, inventories?) Prepare technical and policy-relevant materials related to emerging issues Prepare web-based training materials Gaps in methods and tools identified through monitoring and direct feedback from countries
Objective 3: Sustain Capacity Building Efforts Knowledge management –Adaptation –Cross-cutting (mainstreaming?) –Inventories –Technology needs assessments –Abatement Best practices Communications and outreach strategy
Knowledge Management Information Applied learning Will involve stakeholders at all levels, e.g. project coordinators, national experts, regional institutions, international partners, IAs Knowledge Management
Knowledge Management: Examples Electronic discussion groups: –thematic discussions –South-south, north-south, south-north exchange Best practices: –captured and disseminated –project development and implementation Virtual library of resources: –National studies, emission factors Will involve stakeholders at all levels, e.g. project coordinators, national experts, regional institutions, international partners Won’t duplicate
Best Practices: Sources –Initial National Communications –Second National Communications –National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) –National Capacity Self-Assessments (NCSA) –UNDP-GEF regional inventory projects (Europe & CIS; West and francophone Central Africa) –UNDP-GEF regional adaptation project (Central America, Mexico & Cuba) –AIACC, MACC –NCSP workshops –Project co-ordinator consultations Implies commitment from countries to assist in providing best practice examples!
NCSP: Communications Website –Updated monthly –Hosts Knowledge Networks –Expanded library of resources Email list-server –Monthly information updates (e.g. lessons learned, general climate news, UNFCCC NAI news) Quarterly Newsletter –Informing on NCSP, IA, GEF activities
NCSP: Outreach Current clients: –National project co-ordinators –UNFCCC focal points –GEF OFPs and NFPs –UNDP Country Offices –UNEP regional centres Expand to include: –More national and regional experts –Regional and international partners –NGOs –Scientific community Raised awareness of National Communications process
Contact Us! National Communications Support Programme: –Yamil Bonduki (firstname.lastname@example.org) –Rebecca Carman (email@example.com) www.undp.org/cc/ UNDP Capacity Development and Adaptation: –Bo Lim (firstname.lastname@example.org) UNEP –Ravi Sharma (email@example.com)
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