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Capacity-building work in institutions and initiatives
under the Convention: In-depth discussion

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. 

Agenda

pdf-icon Final agenda, 2 October 2011 (95 kB)

Relevant documents

pdf-icon Capacity-building work in institutions and initiatives under the Convention. Background Paper (399 kB)
pdf-icon Summary of the in-depth discussion by the facilitator (130 kB)  

Presentations

pdf-icon Approach methodology in the background paper “Capacity-building work in institutions and initiatives under the Convention” (312 kB) Alla Metelitsa, UNFCCC secretariat
pdf-icon Capacity-building as part of enhanced action on adaptation (104 kB) Jukka Uosukainen on behalf of the Facilitator of the Adaptation informal group

pdf-icon 1. Integration of capacity-building in the mandates and work programme of the LEG (957 kB)

pdf-icon 2. Best Practices and Lessons Learned in addressing adaptation in LDCs through the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) Process (220 kB)

Batu Uprety, Vice Chair of the LEG

pdf-icon The mandate and activities of the CGE (81 kB)

Sangchan Limjirakan, Chair of the CGE

pdf-icon GEF engagement on capacity-building (509 kB)

Rawleston Moore, GEF Secretariat

pdf-icon Where and how capacity building is integrated in mitigation actions by developing countries (91 kB)

Jukka Uosukainen on behalf of the Co-Facilitator of the Mitigation informal group