6th Durban Forum on Capacity-building

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Venue: Bonn, Germany

Background

COP 22 invited Parties to submit by 9 March 2017 their views on possible topics for the 6th meeting of the Durban Forum (decision 16/CP.22, paragraph 10). 

Theme

The topic of the 6th Durban Forum was “Enhancing capacities for adaptation in the context of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”.

Based on the submissions received, the topic was developed with a view to enhancing the complementarity between the Durban Forum and the work of the PCCB, which had its first meeting from 11 - 13 May 2017. Further, the programme was designed to create synergies with the 2017 - 2018 in-session workshops on long-term finance, which will, inter alia, focus on enhanced access to climate finance, climate finance needs and enabling environments.

The 6th Durban Forum was guided by the following objectives:

  • To provide important takeaways for developing countries on how to better design and develop adaptation interventions and to increase access to finance
  • To share with support providers, the capacity-building needs and gaps identified by developing countries in designing and implementing adaptation projects and programmes in the context of NAPs and NDCs
  • To facilitate in-depth dialogue on what different Parties and non-Party stakeholders can do to enhance the capacities of developing countries to implement adaptation measures
  • To inform other relevant processes and meetings of the constituted bodies of the Convention, such as the 2017-2018 long-term climate finance (LTF) in-session workshops and the PCCB meetings, of the outcomes and lessons learned of the Forum

Overarching topic:
Enhancing capacities for adaptation in the context of NAPs and NDCs

Sub-topics:

  1. Enhancing human, institutional and systemic capacities to design adaptation interventions in the context of NAPs and NDCs
  2. Enhancing capacity to access finance for adaptation
  3. Strengthening the engagement of non-Party stakeholders to support capacity-building needed in the context of NAPs and NDCs

Programme

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15:00 - 15:15 - Opening

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Mr. Tomasz Chruszczow Chair of the SBI  
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Ms. Rita Mishaan

Ambassador of Environment and Climate Change of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala and member of PCCB 

Co-facilitator of the 6th meeting of the Durban Forum on Capacity-building

Mr. Kunihiko Shimada

President and CEO of K S International Strategies, Inc., Special Advisor to the Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan   Co-facilitator of the 6th meeting of the Durban Forum on Capacity-building 
15:15 - 15:45 - Keynote Presentation and Q&A

Presentation on Enhancing Capacities for Adaptation in the context of NAPs and NDCsImage

Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada Head of Technology Unit, UNEP/Division of Technology, Industry and Economics
Keynote presenter 
Presentation
15:45 - 16:30 - Plenary discussion and Q&A

Expert Panel on building capacities to prepare and implement NAPs and NDCs, with a focus on designing of adaptation interventions, adaptation finance access, and engagement of non-Party stakeholders

Ms. Gelila TerrefeImage Senior NAPs country support specialist, NAP-Global Support Programme (GSP), UNDP,
Panelist - sub-topic #1
Presentation
Full presentation
Ms. Mandy Barnett Image Chief Director, Leader of Climate Funds, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI),
Panelist - sub-topic #2
Presentation
Mr. Webster Whande Image Focal point for the CDKN negotiations support in Africa
Panelist - sub-topic #3
Presentation

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16:30 – 17:15 - Breakout Group Discussions
Breakout group 1: Breakout group 2: Breakout group 3:

Enhancing human, institutional and systemic capacities to design adaptation interventions in the context of NAPs and NDCs

Enhancing capacity to access finance for adaptation

Strengthening the engagement of non-Party stakeholders to support capacity-building needed in the context of NAPs and NDCs

Discussion leader Discussion leader Discussion leader

Mr. Espen Ronneberg,
Climate Change Advisor, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP),

Ms. Julia Wolf,
Programme Coordinator of “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme”, FAO,
 

Ms. Yamide Dagnet,
Project Director – UNFCCC, climate program, World Resources Institute (WRI),

17:15 – 17:45 - Reporting of the breakout group discussions

Reports by rapporteurs of breakout groups 1-3 

Breakout group 1: Breakout group 2: Breakout group 3:
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17:45 – 18:00 - Close

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