PCCB working group 4 - Identifying capacity gaps and needs

The PCCB working group on identifying capacity gaps and needs addresses the following PCCB mandates:

  • Identifying capacity gaps and needs and recommending ways to address them;
  • Promoting the development and dissemination of tools and methodologies for the implementation of capacity-building;
  • Identifying and collecting good practices, challenges, experiences and lessons learned from work on capacity-building by bodies established under the Convention;
  • Identifying opportunities to strengthen capacity at the national, regional and subnational level;

PCCB Pilot Exercise on Capacity Gaps and Needs

At its second meeting (May 2018), the PCCB launched a national-level pilot exercise on assessing capacity gaps and needs related to NDC implementation.

Six PCCB members volunteered to conduct this work in their home countries. The countries are: Burundi, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala and Indonesia.

PCCB members participating in the exercise are reaching out to key stakeholders involved in NDC implementation in their respective countries to gather comprehensive information on NDC-related capacity-building needs and gaps, as well as success factors, good practices or lessons learned with regard to closing existing capacity gaps.

The information gathered by the PCCB members will feed into a compilation and synthesis report by on capacity-building gaps and needs related to NDC implementation, which may also include policy recommendations to the COP.

The pilot exercise is expected to be concluded in early 2019, so as to allow for the preparation and launch of the synthesis report ahead of the 3rd meeting of the PCCB in conjunction with SBI 50 (June 2019).