The West African South-South Network on MRV and Transparency

12 December 2018 / 9:00  – 10:00

PCCB Capacity-Building Hub / RYSY Meeting Room 24 - Area E

Established in October 2016, the West African South-South Network on MRV and Transparency provides a platform to facilitate south-south exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices on appropriate institutional arrangements for MRV. It provides support to capacity development activities and awareness raising within national institutions involved in the preparation, improvement and submission of Biennial Update Report (BUR), National Communication (NCs) and the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in line with the enhanced transparency framework set up by the Paris Agreement. The vision of the Network is to have operational MRV systems by 2020 in the West African countries engaged. So far, 14 countries have officially joined the Network, namely: Nigeria, Benin, Niger, Togo, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cote d´Ivoire, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Gambia. Each country nominated two focal points that are engaged in GHG reporting in the fields of energy and AFOLU.

Hosted at the UNFCCC-West Africa Development Bank Regional Collaboration Centre of Lome (RCC Lome), the network is supported by the UNEP/UNDP Global Support Programme, with the technical and financial assistance from UNFCCC, FAO, ECREEE, Agrhymet, GIZ and Government of Belgium.

This session will provide an opportunity to showcase the experiences gained so far, exchange with international peer countries and hopefully inspire more countries in other regions.