The organization of the 7th Durban Forum took into consideration the recent COP decision on the annual technical progress report of the PCCB for 2017, requesting the SBI to thematically align the next Durban Forum with the 2017–2018 focus area or theme of the PCCB, namely: ‘Capacity-building activities for the implementation of nationally determined contributions in the context of the Paris Agreement’.
In line with this, the SBI invited Parties and observers to submit, by 16 February 2018, their views on potential topics for the 7th Durban Forum on capacity-building, to be aligned with the 2017–2018 focus area or theme of the PCCB. The agenda for the meeting has been drafted taking into consideration the submissions received.
Scope and sub-topics
The 7th Durban Forum will be guided by the following objectives:
- To provide a platform for various stakeholders to present their experiences and lessons learned and exchange knowledge;
- To inform related thematic discussions of the PCCB in the context of its 2018 annual focus area or theme and its 2017-2019 rolling workplan;
- To provide important takeaways on how developing countries can strengthen their capacities to effectively implement, track and report on their NDCs, also looking at the important aspect of integrating cross-cutting issues, such as gender responsiveness, human rights or indigenous peoples’ knowledge, into these processes;
- To provide useful insights on how providers of capacity-building can effectively support the efforts of developing countries to implement, track and report on their NDCs, while ensuring ownership of those countries in the capacity-building process.
Draft programme outline
14:00 – 14:15 - Opening
14:15 – 14:45 - Keynote Presentation and Q&A
14:45 – 15:30 - Panel discussion and Q&A
15:30 – 16:15 - Breakout Group Discussions
16:15 – 16:45 - Reporting of the breakout group discussions
16:45 – 17:00 - Wrap-up and closing by co-facilitators