Fourteenth session of the AWG-LCA - Third part
Panama City, Panama
Atlapa Convention Center, Room La Huaca
2 October 2011
During the second part of the fourteenth session of the AWG-LCA, Parties involved in the negotiations
on capacity-building expressed the need for a focused discussion on developments relating to
capacity-building under various thematic areas under the AWG-LCA and within other bodies and initiatives
under the Convention.
In the course of the same session, Parties also agreed on the need to have in front of them more detailed
information on how capacity-building is being addressed within such bodies and initiatives.
In response to these needs, the facilitator of the informal group on capacity-building requested the
secretariat, under his responsibility, to prepare a background paper containing an inventory of references
to capacity-building in mandates, functions and activities of institutions and initiatives under the
Convention and references to other capacity-building related issues as being discussed by informal groups
on various thematic areas under the AWG-LCA. The background paper is available in the section
“Relevant documents” below.
The in-depth discussion on capacity-building work in institutions and initiatives under the Convention,
moderated by Mr. Jukka Uosukainen (Finland), the facilitator of the informal group on capacity-building,
took place at the third part of the fourteenth session of the AWG-LCA. The facilitators of the AWG-LCA
informal groups on mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance, the Chair of the Consultative Group of
Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE), the
Vice-Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LEG), and a representative of the secretariat of the Global
Environment Facility (GEF) were invited to present capacity-building aspects in their respective areas of
work. Due to specific circumstances, the facilitators of the informal groups on mitigation and adaptation
were not able to join the discussion. Statements on these two thematic areas were therefore delivered by
the facilitator of the informal group on capacity-building, supported by the secretariat’s lead
officers for the two agenda items.
Available presentations and statements are contained in the table below.
The summary by the facilitator of the main points of the in-depth discussion is available in the section
“Relevant documents” below. This summary does not represent consensus reached or formal
positions of regional groups.
2 October 2011 (95 kB)
Capacity-building work in institutions and initiatives under the Convention. Background Paper (399
the in-depth discussion by the facilitator (130 kB)