Despite a wide range of capacity-building programmes and projects taking place in developing countries
around the world, access to information on capacity-building remains limited and sporadic. The
capacity-building portal attempts to redress that issue by serving as an entry point to an authoritative
set of data on capacity-building activities.
The portal currently contains information provided by United Nations organizations involved in building the
capacity of developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The portal will also contain
extensive information and data on capacity-building related projects and activities supported by the
Global Environment Facility. Parties, non-governmental
organizations and other stakeholders will be able to submit information to the portal in the near future.
The portal attempts to fill the information gap on capacity-building activities, in order to enhance the
monitoring and review of the implementation of the framework for capacity-building
activities (link to framework) by the Subsidiary Body for Implementation. In addition, the portal
serves as an information hub to enhance discussions in the annual Durban Forum for Capacity-building.
The data currently contained in the portal originally appeared as annexes to the synthesis reports on the
implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries during the following
Data are categorized by needs and areas, as identified in the framework for capacity-building in
developing countries, by region, country and organization. Users can export data into Excel tables.
There are several ways to search for data, either by using the drop-down menus or by scrolling across an
interactive map that lists capacity-building activities by country.
Portal for countries with economies in transition
The need to access a standardized set of data on capacity-building activities also pertains to activities
implemented in countries with economies in transition. Information will be provided by United Nations
organizations, Parties, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders engaged in building the
capacity of countries with economies in transition to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and supporting
them in fulfilling their commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.