First meeting of the Durban Forum:  presentations by panelists

Day 1



Welcoming remarks
Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary


Objectives of the first meeting of the Durban Forum
Tomasz Chruszczow, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation and Chair of the first meeting of the Durban Forum


Inputs to the Durban Forum and approach to the in-depth discussion
UNFCCC secretariat

Building capacity for adaptation


In-depth discussion on:


Capacity-building activities undertaken by the LEG as part of its work programme
Pepetua Latasi, Chair of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group


Capacity-building and the climate change process: the LDC perspective
Fred Onduri, Uganda


Mobilising knowledge and strengthening capacity under the Nairobi Work Programme
Blane Harvey, Institute of Development Studies


Capacity-building in adaptation practices
Andrea Cattaneo, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Capacity-building for adaptation: leadership, participation and support
Notes to the presentation
Graham Reeder, Youth NGO constituency (YOUNGO)

Building capacity for research


Briefing on:


Capacity-building aspects within the SBSTA 36 Research Dialogue
Richard Muyungi, Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

Building capacity for mitigation


In-depth discussion on:


Working together for capacity-building on NAMAs in an MRV manner and for a low carbon society - practitioner's experiences
Makoto Kato, Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan


Capacity-building: global hydro, research and development centres, skills and supply chains
Sarah Eastabrook, Alstom


Capacity for mitigation - reviewing progress, enhancing action
Pat Finnegan, CAN International

Wrap up Day 1


Remarks by the Co-chair

Day 2

Building capacity for technology


 In-depth discussion on:


Global technology needs assessment project: an update on capacity-building components
Lawrence Agbemabiese, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);  Jorge Rogat, UNEP Risoe Center, Denmark


Thailand climate change technology needs assessment
Asira Chirawithayaboon, Thailand TNA Coordinator

Building capacity: financial support


Presentation on:


Recently financed capacity development initiatives
Rawleston Moore, Global Environment Facility  Secretariat

Monitoring and review of the effectiveness of capacity-building


 In-depth discussion on:


CGE 2010-2012 work programme: Overview of the capacity-building activities
Ruleta Camacho, Chair of the Consultative Group of Experts on National
Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention (CGE)


Sharing EU experiences in the implementation and monitoring and review of effectiveness of capacity-building activities
Matti Nummelin, European Union


Indicators on capacity-building for adaptation
Nicolina Lamhauge, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


From good to great: measuring (for) results
Cassie Flynn,  United Nations Development Programme


Planning, monitoring and evaluating results-based action under national learning and capacity development strategies
Achim Halpaap, United Nations Institute for Training and Research  
Omar Ramírez Tejada, Dominican Republic


Developing a strategic approach to climate change learning and skills development: initial lessons from the Dominican Republic
Omar Ramírez Tejada, Dominican Republic

Wrap up Day 2


Remarks by the Co-chairs

Closure of the first meeting of the Durban Forum

17.50 –18:00

Final remarks by the Chair