• 19
    Aug
    2019
Workshop
Capacity-building Knowledge to Action Day - Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW)

Time:

08:30 - 17:30

Room:

SDG7, Zone2

Venue:

Cidade do Clima (Salvador Hall), Av. Luís Viana Filho

City:

Salvador da Bahía

Country:

Brazil

Objectives

The main rationale for the cooperation of IDRC, PCCB, NAP Global Network, NDC Partnership and the UNFCCC secretariat in the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW) 2019, is to provide a space where universities and research institutions will be able to interact and exchange experiences with the relevant stakeholders involved in building capacity for the design and implementation of NAPs and NDCs, thereby creating momentum towards the UN Climate Summit in September 2019. More particularly the regional workshops aim to:

  • Increase the understanding of capacity-building gaps and needs of developing countries when it comes to boosting ambition and accelerating action to prepare and implement NDCs and NAPs and of the role local researchers, universities and research institutions can play in building and retaining the required capacity;

  • Foster dialogue and facilitate the sharing of experiences and good practices related to effective collaboration among universities/research institutions, governments and the private sector for designing and providing tools, guidance, platforms, and advisory support aimed at strengthening capacity for preparing and/or implementing NAPs and NDCs;

  • Encourage a discussion on how to interpret and match knowledge needs when enhancing implementation and increasing ambition of NDCs and NAPs, aiming to translate these into researchable questions

  • Jointly prioritize the capacity-building gaps with a view to discussing and identifying ways to build the capacity of universities/research institutions and governments to collaborate and bridge these gaps.

 

Draft Agenda

Time

Description of the session

Facilitation

8:30-9:00

REGISTRATION

9:00-9:15

Welcoming remarks | Alejandro Kilpatrick, Capacity-building Team Leader, UN Climate Change

9:15-9:30 High-level champion Special address | Tomasz Chruszczow, Special Envoy for Climate Change from the Ministry of Environment in Poland

09:30-10:30

Panel discussion:
Fostering effective collaboration between universities and national research institutions with national/regional stakeholders when enhancing mitigation and adaptation commitments: a change of paradigm

 

Moderator: Alejandro Kilpatrick | Capacity-building Team Leader, UN Climate Change

“Strengthening engagement of academia in capacity-building for climate action: the work of the PCCB”

Marzena Anna Chodor |  Co-chair of the PCCB

“Collaboration between universities and regional stakeholders”

Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis |  Regional coordinator, Proyecto LatinoAdapta

“CLIMATE LEADERS Regional Capacity Building initiative”

Andrea Carrion Hurtado | Project coordinator, FLACSO Ecuador 

“Intellectual Capacity Building for a Climate-Resilient Future: the New Humanism Approach”

Gaston Meskens | Member of RINGO Steering Committee - Project coordinator, New Humanism Project

10:30-10:45

COFFEE BREAK

10:45-11:45

Session 1:
Identifying developing countries’ capacity-building gaps and needs related to the preparation and implementation of NAPs and NDCs

Facilitation by organizing partners

11:45-12:45

Results-Session1

12:45-13:45

LUNCH

13:45-14:45

Session 2:
Bridging capacity-building gaps and needs: the role of local, national and regional universities and research institutions

Facilitation by organizing partners

14:45-15:30

Results-Session2

15:30-15:45

COFFEE BREAK

15:45-16:45

Session 3:
Next steps: Identifying response actions to collaborate and bridge capacity-building gaps and needs at a regional level

Facilitation by organizing partners

16:45-17:30

Results-Session3

17:30-18:00

Closing remarks and next steps | James Grabert, Coordinator of Executive Direction and Management, UN Climate Change

Language:

English