3rd meeting of the Durban Forum on Capacity-building: Presentations

Session I  Enhancement and/or creation of an enabling environment


Capacity Building to enhance Climate Resilient Pathways to Sustainable Development
Ms. Koko Warner
Lead Author for Intergovernmental Panelon Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report

TechnologyExecutive Committee  (TEC)
Recommending actions to create and enhance enabling environments for the development and transfer of climate technology
Mr. Kunihiko Shimada
TEC Vice-Chair

ClimateTechnology Centre and Network (CTCN)
CTCN and Capacity Building
Mr. Fred Onduri
Chair of the CTCN Advisory Board


Consultative Group of Experts on NationalCommunications from Parties not includedin Annex I to the Convention (CGE)
Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Reporting

Ms. Hillary Hove
Member of the CGE

Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Examples of GEF projects to enhance and/or create an enabling environment
Rawleston Moore
Senior Climate Change Specialist
GEF Secretariat



FrankfurtSchool – United Nations EnvironmentProgramme (UNEP)
Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance
Improving the sustainability of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Ethiopia and Nepal through climate finance

Ms. Christine Grüning
Senior Project Manager, Policy Expert



Session II   Building capacity to mitigate: Assessment of options and implementation of mitigation measures


ClimateAction Network International (CAN)
Capacity as the front end of the mitigation pipeline
Mr. Pat Finnegan
CAN-International Working Group on Capacity Building


International Renewable Energy Agency(IRENA)
Building capacity to mitigate: Examples and lessons learned from IRENA
Ms. Elizabeth Press
Deputy Director Innovation and Technology Centre

International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV
Mr. Brian Mantlana (South Africa)
Mr. Sebastian Wienges(Germany)

Grantham Research Institute for the Environment and Climate Change
Mobilizing private-sector engagement in the LEDs and NAMAs: Lessons learned from the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building Programme

Ms. Alina Averchenkova
Co-Head Policy


Cleandevelopment mechanism Executive Board (CDM EB)
Promoting CDM capacity-building in a time of carbon market crisis: the efforts of the CDM Executive Board
Mr. Hugh Sealy
Chair of the CDM EB Board

UNEP Risoe - The Nairobi Framework
Challenges of and solutions to regional distribution of CDM projects

Ms. Miriam Hinostroza
Head, Low Carbon Development Programme

Building capacity to develop CDM projects in the Caribbean. The experience of the Dominican Republic
Mr. Federico Grullón (Dominican Republic)



Session III   Building capacity to adapt: Assessment of options and implementation of adaptation measures


LeastDeveloped Countries Expert Group (LEG)
Present and future training approaches of the LEG to build individual and institutional capacities in LDCs
Mr. Batu Uprety
Chair of the LEG

Capacity Building for Green growth and Climate Resilience in Rwanda

Mr. Faustin Munyazikwiye (Rwanda)

AdaptationCommittee (AC)
Technical support and guidance from the Adaptation Committee to promote the implementation of enhanced action on adaptation
Ms. Sumaya Zakieldeen

Member of the AC

Integrating Gender into Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Least Developed Countries. The Experience of Liberia
Ms. Siane Abdul Baki (Liberia)


Secretariatof the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
FINPAC - Finnish Pacific Project. Reduced Vulnerability of the Pacific Island Country Villagers' Livelihoods to the Effects of Climate Change
Ms. Diane McFadzien, Mr. Espen Ronneberg, SPREP

FINPAC Project, the Cook Islands Experience
Ms. Lavina Tama (Cook Islands)


AdaptationFund Board (AFB)
The Adaptation Fund’s Readiness Programme for Climate Finance. Enhancing developing countries' capacity in accessing finance through national implementing entities
Mr. Daouda Ndiaye
AFB Secretariat