PCCB working group 3 - Enhancing the capacity-building portal

In line with the provisions of decision 1/CP.21, paragraphs 72 and 73(i), the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) will provide guidance to the secretariat on the maintenance and further development of the web-based capacity-building portal, as also contained in the 2016-2020 workplan of the PCCB in order to support developing country Parties, in particular countries with the least capacity, such as the least developed countries, and those that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, such as small island developing States (SIDS).

Consequently, in 2017 the PCCB established the working group on ‘Enhancing the Capacity-building Portal’ to explore options for the improvement of the current system to promote the development and dissemination of tools and methodologies for the implementation of capacity-building activities. The capacity-building portal is a vital tool for the dissemination of existing information related to capacity-building activities. In alignment with the annual focus theme of the PCCB, the capacity-building portal working group conducted its work also in the context of supporting Parties through the capacity-building portal to implement the Paris Agreement through the nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

Action steps
Action step Status

Identification of options for enhancement of the Capacity-building Portal
Party and non-Party stakeholders are invited by the PCCB to submit  information and suggestions on the capacity-building portal. In addition, information was drawn from the more extensive compilation of needs and requests related to the capacity-building portal that are contained in the Paris Committee Capacity-building (PCCB) documents, submissions and meeting inputs and are compiled in document PCCB/2018/2/4, annex I.

Ongoing

Outreach activities, information sharing and cooperation  

Capacity-building portal: complementary resources
These webpages support the implementation of the rolling workplan of the PCCB to foster global, regional and subnational cooperation and to share available information including through the capacity-building portal. Based on the requests of Party and non-Party stakeholders to present additional information related to capacity-building activities these webpages are intended to complement the capacity-building portal until this additional information can be integrated into an enhanced version of the portal.

Ongoing

PCCB Facebook page
This Facebook page is supporting the rolling workplan of the PCCB to build a platform for continued exchange and communication with other relevant processes and initiatives under the Convention, including through making use of the capacity-building portal in digital form.

In progress


Deadline: COP24

PCCB Exhibit
This Exhibit is supporting the rolling workplan of the PCCB, in addition to the Facebook page mentioned-above, to build a platform for continued exchange and communication with other relevant processes and initiatives under the Convention. Experts can meet to exchange and/or present information on-site at the exhibit.

In progress


Deadline: COP24

 

Rolling workplan - Capacity-building Portal
Decision
Activity
Deliverables / expected result / outputs
Timeframe
1/CP.21, paras. 72 and 73(c) Promoting the development and dissemination of tools and methodologies for the implementation of capacity-building
Promotion and dissemination of the development of tools and methodologies through awareness-raising, cooperation with relevant stakeholders, etc.
Outreach activities, including through making use of the capacity-building portal
2018-2019
 
Exploration of options for the enhancement of the capacity-building portal to allow for collection of available tools, methodologies and good practices
Identification of options for enhancement of the capacity-building portal
2018
1/CP.21, paras. 72 and 73: (d) Fostering global, regional, national and subnational cooperation
Identification of relevant actors and stakeholders for the fostering of global, regional, national and subnational cooperation
Enhancing cooperation through outreach activities, including through making use of the capacity-building portal
2017-2019
 
Information sharing, including through making use of capacity-building portal
 
2017-2019
1/CP.21, paras. 72 and 73: (e) Identifying and collecting good practices, challenges, experiences and lessons learned from work on capacity-building by bodies established under the Convention
Identification of good practices, challenges, experiences and lessons learned from work on capacity-building by bodies established under the Convention
Information sharing/dissemination of information, including through making use of the capacity-building portal
2017
   
Awareness-raising through outreach activities
2018-2019
1/CP.21, paras. 72 and 73: (f) Exploring how developing country Parties can take ownership of building and maintaining capacity over time and space
Information gathering, including through seeking of inputs / information from Parties and other relevant inputs on how developing country Parties can take ownership of building and maintaining capacity over time and space
Dissemination of information and good practices, including through making use of the capacity-building portal
2017-2019
1/CP.21, paras. 72 and 73: (g) Identifying opportunities to strengthen capacity at the national, regional and subnational level
Information gathering, including through seeking of inputs / information from Parties and other relevant inputs on opportunities to strengthen capacity at the national, regional and subnational level
Compilation of notable initiatives and partnerships at the international, national, regional and subnational levels, and dissemination of information gathered, including through making use of capacity-building portal
2017-2019
1/CP.21, paras. 72 and 73: (h) Fostering dialogue, coordination, collaboration and coherence among relevant processes and initiatives under the Convention, including through exchanging information on capacity-building activities and strategies of bodies established under the Convention
Inviting relevant bodies to the meetings of the PCCB, as well as to provide inputs to the capacity-building portal to exchange information on capacity-building activities and strategies of bodies established under the Convention and to foster dialogue, coordination, collaboration and coherence among relevant processes and initiatives under the Convention
Information sharing, including through making use of the capacity-building portal
2017-2019
 
Initiation of dialogue, information sharing, etc. for exchanging of information on capacity-building activities and strategies of bodies established under the Convention and to foster dialogue, coordination, collaboration and coherence among relevant processes and initiatives under the Convention
Building a platform for continued exchange and communication with other relevant processes and initiatives under the Convention, including through making use of the capacity-building portal
2017-2019
1/CP.21, paras. 72 and 73: (i) Providing guidance to the secretariat on the maintenance and further development of the web-based capacity-building portal
Explore options for the enhancement, development and maintenance of the capacity-building portal in order to provide specific guidance to the secretariat
Enhancement of the capacity-building portal with an aim to support the PCCB in all its activities as appropriate
2017-2018
16/CP.22, para. 4: (d)
To promote and explore linkages with other constituted bodies under the Convention and the Paris Agreement, as appropriate, that include capacity-building in their scopes
Inviting relevant bodies to the meetings of the PCCB, as well as to provide inputs to the capacity-building portal, to promote and explore linkages with other constituted bodies under the Convention and the Paris Agreement
 
2017-2019
16/CP.22, para. 4(e)
To promote and explore synergies for enhanced collaboration with institutions outside the Convention and the Paris Agreement engaged in implementing capacity-building activities
Identification of relevant institutions outside the Convention and the Paris Agreement engaged in implementing capacity-building activities to promote and explore synergies for enhanced collaboration
Information sharing and awareness-raising measures, including through making use of the capacity-building portal
2017-2019
2/CP.22, annex, para. 14
PCCB may invite other bodies established under the Convention and the operating entities of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention to identify representatives to collaborate, as appropriate, on specific activities related to its work
Inviting relevant bodies to the meetings of the PCCB, as well as to provide inputs to the capacity-building portal, as appropriate
 
2017-2019