The Grand Palm Hotel & Convention Resort, Gaborone, Botswana, 2–4 September 2009
The Conference of Parties, at its thirteenth session, requested the secretariat to coordinate the implementation of a regional training programme on project preparation to be initiated by a 'training of trainers' programme in the second half of 2008 and followed by regional training workshops in 2008 and 2009, with the participation of relevant international organizations. This African regional workshop is organized in response to the above request by the Conference of Parties.
The objective of the workshop is to enhance the capacity of project developers in African countries in preparing project proposals that will meet the standards of international financial providers. More specific, the workshop aims to support efforts to implement the results of Technology Needs Assessments that have been or are being carried out by developing countries within the UNFCCC process, with a view to scaling up the level of investment for technology transfer to help developing countries address their needs for environmentally sound technologies for both mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Participants will be trained in preparing project proposals for financing, in particular project proposals related to environmentally sound technologies to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change. Special attention will be given to financial aspects such as financial structuring and risk management.
Mr. Vladimir Hecl, UNFCCC secretariat
Mr. George Manful, UNEP
Mr. Peter Storey, PPL International