LEG efforts to mobilize other organizations

Throughout its mandates, the LEG has increasingly mobilized organizations to support the implementation of its work programme. Examples of such mobilization efforts are provided below.

LEG workshop on adaptation for Pacific LDCs, 28 September - 3 October 2012, Funafuti, Tuvalu

In organizing the Pacific LDCs workshop, the LEG worked together with various organizations, agencies and regional centres, through an advisory group that consisted of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and its agencies, regional organizations and development agencies in the Pacific region, and representatives of the Pacific LDCs. In particular, the GEF and three of its agencies (the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)), two regional organizations (the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)), two development agencies (Gesellschaft fĂĽr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)) and the United States Agency for International Development ADAPT Asia-Pacific Project played significant roles in developing materials related to specific topics of the workshop. Representatives of AusAID, FAO, the GEF, GIZ, SPC and SPREP attended the workshop and served as resource persons.

LEG workshop on adaptation for Francophone LDCs, 18 to 22 March 2013 in Lome, Togo

The LEG collaborated with various organizations, agencies, regional centres, and experts in this workshop. The GEF and three of its agencies (namely FAO, UNDP and UNEP), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the GIZ, AGRHYMET regional centre of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), the Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad (AFPAT), two former LEG members, namely Mr. Aderito Santana from Sao Tome and Principe and Mr. Erwin Kunzi from Austria, as well as other individual experts played active roles in the workshop.

Preparation of the NAP technical guidelines

In response to the  request of the Conference of the Parties (COP) (decision 5/CP.17 paragraph 16), the LEG convened a review meeting to enable experts and representatives of agencies to provide feedback to the LEG on the draft NAP technical guidelines. In addition to Parties, the GEF and its agencies, and experts from the following organizations, attended the meeting and provided substantive information: Word Resources Institute (WRI), the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), GIZ, the Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation  (PROVIA), Global Climate Forum, AFPAT, Michigan State University, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Platform for space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER).

Consideration of gender issues

On the consideration of gender issues as part of its support to LDCs, the LEG has collaborated with AFPAT, Michigan State University and has engaged on several occasions with  the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).

Technical papers

Some of the organizations that have provided inputs to some of the LEG's technical papers include, WRI, the STAR Global Change Research Program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Conservation International.