Stakeholders and capacity-building

On this page, the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB) provides a preliminary listing of stakeholders involved in capacity-building activities including social media tools, where available, to allow for the dissemination and access to a wide range of information to support collaboration among stakeholders.

It is the initiation of a process to strengthen collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders, including academia, civil society, and the private sector. This process is a response to the PCCB’s aims:

  • to promote and explore synergies for enhanced collaboration with institutions outside the Convention and the Paris Agreement engaged in implementing capacity-building activities, as well as,
     
  • to foster global, regional, national and subnational cooperation.

The below list will gradually expand, subject to availability of information and resources.

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CGIAR/CCAFS)

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Capacity Enhancement

To increase capacity effectively, CCAFS takes a two-tiered approach. First, CCAFS aims to increase the capacity of research partners to generate knowledge. Once that knowledge is produced, CCAFS then works to increase the capacity of decision-makers to demand and use that knowledge effectively. Activities with researchers will include training in and co-development of scientific tools and models, support for a network of research students to share methods, support for women in their workplaces, and south-south and south-north exchanges. While activities with decision-makers will include knowledge-sharing platforms, critical science-policy dialogues, support to attend key decision-making forums at regional and global levels, awareness-raising on decision-support tools and other CCAFS outputs, and multi-stakeholder development of regional scenarios looking forward to 2030.

 

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Mr. Dhanush Dinesh
Global Policy Engagement Manager
Email: d.dinesh@cgiar.org

 

 

 

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

CDKN was founded in 2010 to help countries design and deliver climate compatible development. The over £130m programme has worked in over 74 countries and delivered 1100 projects which undertook research, shared knowledge, designed policy, secured finance and delivered programmes for climate compatible development.

CDKN's ongoing research, knowledge management and technical advisory work includes providing developing countries with enhanced knowledge resources to support ambitious climate action, as well as boost climate leadership and learning on climate compatible development.

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Ms. Mairi Dupar
Technical Advisor and
Managing Editor
Email: m.dupar@odi.org.uk

 

Ms. Lisa McNamara
Email: lisa@southsouthnorth.org

European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi)

European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi)

A key limitation of the UN climate change negotiations is the lack of a level playing field between delegations, both North-South, and South-South. Another major obstacle lies in mutual misunderstanding and a lack of trust, particularly between industrialised and developing countries.The European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) was launched in 2005 to overcome these limitations and obstacles through a number of capacity and trust building activities, subsumed under two complementary integrated Programmes:

 
European Union

Capacity4dev
Capacity4dev is the European Union’s knowledge sharing platform for development cooperation where you can share, learn and collaborate with over 23,000 members. Launched in 2009, members include EU staff, as well as development professionals from EU member states, partner governments, civil society, academia and the private sector.

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Global Action Summit
The Global Climate Action Summit
has an official community platform to highlight the many environmental innovations and initiatives taking place across the globe

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Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+)

Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+)
The GCCA was established by the European Union (EU) in 2007 to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS).

It started its work in just four pilot countries. Today it has a budget of more than €300 million and is one of the most significant climate initiatives in the world. It supports 51 programmes around the world and is active in 38 countries, 8 regions and subregions and at the global level. 

 

 

Global Support Programme (GSP)

Global Support Programme (GSP)

Areas in which technical support and capacity-building is supported:

Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Inventory, for example on uncertainties of data and emissions calculations, calculation sheets and tables to enhance transparency and better understanding of inventory results, quality control and quality assurance procedures (e.g. peer reviews), identification of sources of data and key assumptions used in emission estimates, development/establishment of GHG inventory systems, training in the use of the IPCC Guidelines.

Vulnerability and Adaptation assessments, such as backstopping in the adoption of the most appropriate methodologies, development of climate scenarios and comprehensive analysis of socio-economic context for impacts assessments, clearer descriptions of results from models used in impacts assessments and support on the articulation of an adaptation plan through proposed measures and policies to address climate change impacts.

Mitigation assessment, for example providing guidance on cost- benefit analysis of mitigation options and socio –economic implications, use of models for mitigation analysis, calculations of mitigation potentials.

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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership

Capacity-building activities
We bridge the knowledge gap by bringing together our member experts with decision-makers and practitioners to build skills in the sustainable electricity sector.

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Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI)

Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGI)

At the international negotiations level, there is widespread recognition of the important need to support developing countries in their work to build the technical, institutional, and personnel capacities to address climate change.Yet, the question of how to improve capacity building efforts is too rarely asked. Well, no longer. A passionate group of experts with a unique combination of extensive experience on BOTH climate change and international capacity building has gathered as the Coalition on Paris Agreement Capacity Building and released a ground-breaking strategy document and recommendations specifically addressing climate change capacity building.

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Institute of Environmental Protection - National Research Institute / National Centre for Emissions Management (IOŚ-PIB/KOBiZE)

LIFE Climate CAKE PL project

The LIFE Climate CAKE PL project concept has been developed at the National Centre for Emissions Management (KOBiZE), operating as the part of the Institute for Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (IEP-NRI). KOBiZE experts acknowledged the significance of a good quality analytical tools to assess the climate policy impacts, particularly for Poland with its unique dependence on coal. Such a conclusion has also been drawn from the experiences gained in the CAK project (Climate Analysis Centre) implemented jointly with the World Bank in 2012-2016. In this project a global general equilibrium model (CGE) was created, then used to conduct own assessment of the EU climate policy economic impacts. Analytical tools to be developed as part of the LIFE Climate CAKE PL project will significantly extend the possibilities of similar assessments, providing decision-makers and public administration with the knowledge necessary to make reasonable decisions.

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Mr. Robert Jeszke
Head of Strategy, Analysis and Auction Unit
LIFE Climate CAKE PL Project Coordinator
Email: Robert.Jeszke@kobize.pl

 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The IPCC Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA) was established in 1996. It comprises members with expertise and experience drawn from a cross section of research communities representing all three IPCC Working Groups

Capacity Building

TGICA also contributes to building capacity in the use of data and scenarios for climate-related research in developing and transition-economy regions and countries. It does this through the data and guidance provided via the DDC, by convening expert meetings on an as-needed basis, and by maintaining and updating a global list of networks for outreach.

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International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

The International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) is one of the leading research and capacity building organisations working on climate change and development in Bangladesh. ICCCAD’s aim is to develop a world-class institution that is closely related to local experience, knowledge and research in one of the countries that is most affected by climate change. It is our mission to gain and distribute knowledge on climate change and, specifically, adaptation and thereby helping people to adapt to climate change with a focus on the global south. By focusing on such work in Bangladesh, ICCCAD allows international participants to gain direct knowledge of the issues in a real-world context. Through the expertise of ICCCAD and its local partners, international organisations will be exposed to relevant and grounded knowledge that can be shared and transmitted around the world for the benefit of other LDCs, and their governments, donors and international NGOs.

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Director
Email: saleemul.huq@iied.org

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

The International fund for agriculture and development is working on projects in education, technical vocational skills development. The IFAD has financed programmes in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, and Madagascar, which focus on capacity building through education and developing vocational skills. One example in Madagascar is the IFAD supported ‘Prosperer’ project, which aims to improve the income of poor rural people by providing diversified income-generating opportunities and promoting entrepreneurship in rural areas.

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Linking Climate and Development Policies – Leveraging International Networks and Knowledge Sharing

Capacity building, dissemination and stakeholder engagement

Two critical aspects of CD-LINKS relate to sharing the results and insights of the project with potential users and interest groups outside of the consortium and fostering next-generation expertise in the climate and development research field. In short, CD-LINKS aims for high visibility and broad societal impact. Hence, central to the dissemination and exploitation of knowledge created in CD-LINKS will be thoughtfully packaged informational material and open-access tools that ensure diverse sets of users are able to exploit project results for their purposes, including follow-up studies. Examples include Policy Briefs, a Summary for Policy Makers, a host of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at scientific conferences, an interactive scenario database, and a mapping tool that helps visualise hot spots and criticalities for policy making in G20 countries. CD-LINKS partners will leverage their extensive, far-reaching networks in Europe, China, India, Russia, the US, and Japan in order to distribute their results to potentially interested parties across the globe. Targeted communication measures will stimulate further interest and generate awareness of the project amongst the various segments of civil society (research, commercial, environmental, policy making, education, etc.). This will be achieved through organising Stakeholder and Expert Workshops, having a presence at the upcoming UNFCCC meetings, and harnessing synergies and collaborations with other major international initiatives. Furthermore, CD-LINKS will utilise a suite of modern communication and marketing methods to attract the attention of a wide, international audience: for example, the CD-LINKS project website, timely press releases and newsletters, and the strategic use of social media.

 

 

 

International Labor Organization (ILO)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

The ILO has been engaged with indigenous and tribal peoples’ issues since the 1920s. It is responsible for the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169) , the only international treaty open for ratification that deals exclusively with the rights of these peoples. The ILO’s Decent Work Agenda , with gender equality and non-discrimination  as a cross-cutting concern, serves as a framework for indigenous and tribal peoples’ empowerment. Access to decent work enables indigenous women and men to harness their potential as change agents in poverty reduction, sustainable development and climate change action.
Green jobs are central to sustainable development and respond to the global challenges of environmental protection, economic development and social inclusion. By engaging governments, workers and employers as active agents of change, the ILO promotes the greening of enterprises, workplace practices and the labour market as a whole. These efforts create decent employment opportunities, enhance resource efficiency and build low-carbon sustainable societies.

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International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Low carbon shipping and air pollution control
Emissions from ships exhausts into the atmosphere can potentially be harmful to human health and cause acid rain and may also contribute to global warming. To ensure that shipping is cleaner and greener, IMO is engaging in a two-pronged approach towards addressing GHG emissions from international shipping: through regulatory work, supported by capacity-building initiatives.

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NDC Invest
NDC Invest    

NDC Invest is the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) collective effort to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to assist countries in the design and implementation of their climate change-related policies, goals and commitments as articulated under their NDC’s and beyond.

It is a platform that acts as a one-stop shop that offers a comprehensive package of technical and financial assistance that is delivered through its 4 operational components:

  1. NDC Programmer. Provides technical assistance to public entities to improve decision making, identify barriers, design climate-smart development policies and strategies, and translate NDCs and other national climate and sustainable development objectives into investments and actions for the transition to low carbon and resilient economies.
  2. NDC Pipeline Accelerator. Is the IDBG providing technical assistance to public and private entities on pre-investments activities to accelerate the planning and designing of investments aligned with the countries’ NDCs and other national climate and sustainable development objectives. The Pipeline Accelerator can cover the additional costs associated with ensuring that projects are planned, designed and executed to be sustainable.
  3. NDC Market Booster. Is the IDBG providing financial and non-financial solutions for corporates, financial intermediaries and projects sponsors to address market barriers, develop new markets and carry-out the related investments aligning them with countries’ NDC and other national climate and sustainable development objectives.
  4. NDC Finance Mobilizer. Is the IDBG mobilizing funds from internal and external sources to support public and private sector investment that are aligned with countries’ NDC and other national climate and sustainable development objectives. The Finance Mobilizer help member countries to access climate finance and concessional resources to finance innovative and transformational projects.

Launched in October 2016, by November 2018 the platform already has operations in 17 countries and is supporting 4 regional initiatives.

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NDC Partnership

NDC Partnership

Launched at COP22 in Marrakesh, the NDC Partnership aims to enhance cooperation so that countries have access to the technical knowledge and financial support they need to achieve large-scale climate and sustainable development targets as quickly and effectively as possible. The NDC Partnership builds in-country capacity and increases knowledge sharing so that climate policies have meaningful and enduring impacts, and drive increasing global ambition over time.

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Ms. Amanda McKee
Knowledge Management Associate
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Pacific Regional Data Repository (PRDR) for SE4ALL

Pacific Regional Data Repository (PRDR) for SE4ALL

The Pacific Regional Data Repository is a Data and Information Revolution for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). It is a web-based one-stop-shop energy portal and database management system intended to support Pacific governments and their development partners working in the energy sector by facilitating access to up-to-date, reliable energy data and project information.

 

 

Partnerships for the SDGs

Partnerships for the SDGs

The Partnerships for SDGs online platform is United Nations’ global registry of voluntary commitments and multi-stakeholder partnerships, facilitating global engagement of all stakeholders in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Partnership for SDGs platform is open to all stakeholders, including Member States, civil society, local authorities, private sector, scientific and technological community, academia, and others, to register a voluntary commitment or multi-stakeholder partnership which aims to drive the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Managed by the Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/DESA), it is intended to provide space for sharing knowledge and expertise among different actors that are engaged in multi-stakeholder SDG-related partnerships and voluntary commitments, and for providing periodic updates on their progress.

 

 

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

Capacity development is targeted towards translating decisions of UN intergovernmental bodies related to sustainable development into actual policies and actions on the ground. The Division, with support from its three offices away from the Headquarters, and in collaboration with other UN entities and UN country teams, focuses on supporting Member States in preparing their voluntary national reviews at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, as well as building capacity for integrated planning and policy design, linking to the national planning process key sectoral areas such as transport, agriculture, energy, water and sanitation, sustainable cities, waste management and disaster reduction, as appropriate. These activities in turn allow the Division to inform intergovernmental bodies on the relevance and impact of normative and analytical efforts at the national, regional and global levels.

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3 ideas Ltd
3 ideas Ltd is a London based consultancy specialising in the implementation of global sustainable legislation, adaptation of traditional knowledge systems and technology development and transfer.

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Ms. Sandra Piesik
Director, Architect
Email: info@3ideasme.com

 

UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA also helps address the effects of climate change, especially the humanitarian consequences. Climate change increases the magnitude and frequency of natural disasters. In these crises, women and girls often lose access to vital health services, including sexual and reproductive health care, and they face a heightened risk of gender-based violence. UNFPA provides critical sexual and reproductive health services, raises awareness of the increased risks, and provides psychosocial support to survivors of violence.

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UN Women

UN Women

The Capacity Assessment Tool responds to UN Women's mandate and the requirements of the UN System-Wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP). It is a way to assess the understanding, knowledge and skills that a given organization and their staff have on gender equality and women's empowerment, and on the organization’s gender architecture and gender policy. Capacity assessment refers to the process through which the information is gathered and analysed and also to the results of this analysis. The information gathered with this tool can be complemented with more qualitative assessment methods such as interviews, focus group discussions and systematic observation.

 

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Ms. Verona Collantes-Lebale
Intergovernmental Specialist
Email: verona.collantes@unwomen.org

UNCC:Learn Partners (UNCC:LEARN)

UNCC:Learn Partners (UNCC:LEARN)

At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates leaning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global level, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. 

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UNEP-DTU partnership

UNEP-DTU Partnership

The Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development of the UNEP-DTU Partnership provides the following primary services:

  • Innovative research including policy analysis and impact assessment
  • Capacity building at institutional level and individual level
  • Awareness raising through production and dissemination of analytical and knowledge outputs like scientific articles, reports, working papers, guidebooks and web based knowledge tools
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United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

Capacity building is defined as the "process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world." An essential ingredient in capacity building is transformation that is generated and sustained over time from within; transformation of this kind goes beyond performing tasks to changing mindsets and attitudes. Sustainable Development Goal 17: Revitalizing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, the United Nations is committed to transformation from within. Goal 17 includes targets for capacity building, including increasing technology and innovation in least developed countries and improving data collection and monitoring for the achievement of the SDGs themselves. Universities in particular can serve as centers of capacity building through research, innovation and data collection and analysis.

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United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public awareness

United Nations Alliance on Climate Change Education, Training and Public awareness

In response to the increasing impact of climate change on development and security issues, a growing number of United Nations organizations are working closely with governments to help build green and climate-resilient societies. The objectives of the Alliance are to: 

  • maximize synergies and coherence of activities, avoid duplication of effort and utilize available expertise and resources in an efficient manner through enhanced coordination

  • support Parties to the UNFCCC in their efforts to design, initiate and undertake activities related to climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation and public access to information

  • establish a clear link between the work of the member organizations and the UNFCCC process

 

 

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Capacity Building Marketplace
The Capacity Building Marketplace quickly and easily connects capacity related needs and solutions concerning the implementation of the UNCCD. The Marketplace helps individuals and organizations find and offer current learning, funding, and job opportunities in one place. It further invites stakeholders to contribute relevant content to network with interested parties.

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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

United Nations Capacity Development

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) programme of work focuses on three main streams of activities: norm-setting by facilitating major global conferences and summits and helping countries find common grounds to take decisive steps forward for development; data and analysis, by generating, analyzing and compiling data and information, providing statistical trends, research and analysis on economic, social and environmental issues to support national decision-making; and capacity development by providing policy advice and technical assistance to help Governments transform global commitments into national action. In Capacity Development, UN DESA builds on its global perspective, networks and extensive knowledge and expertise to assist Member States translate the global policy frameworks for sustainable development into national strategies and programmes and to effectively monitor progress.

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partnership with the Global Fund

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partnership with the Global Fund

Functional Capacities
Central to the UNDP capacity development strategy is a strong focus on strengthening national systems for health; in particular the systems which support the following functional capacities:

       ●  Financial Management & Systems, including Risk Management
       ●  Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM)
       ●  Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
       ●  Project Governance and Programme Management
       ●  Sub Recipient (SR) Management

These cover the minimum requirements of the Global Fund, but are also tailored to meet the wider requirements of national disease programmes and donor grants. The entry point for planning the development of functional capacities is ideally during the development of the GF concept note, but should be broad enough to include needs of national responses and programmes rather than just focusing on the Global Fund grant. This provides the opportunity to apply greater integration between the three diseases and identify potential synergies with broader public health programmes.
 

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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

ESCAP works to help member States to build their capacity to withstand, adapt to, and recover from natural disasters so that their people can continue to lead the kind of lives that they value. Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster prone region in the world. A person living in the region is almost twice as likely to be affected by a disaster as a person living in Africa, almost six times as likely compared with Latin America and the Caribbean, and 30 times more likely than a person living in North America or Europe. A single disaster can have serious implications by pushing back development gains. Furthermore, multiple shocks even in the form of smaller, more frequent disasters, coupled with other development challenges such as financial crises, erodes a person's and a country's ability to recover from future challenges.

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United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Capacity Development
ECA’s core aim is to promote the efficient utilization of policy research in member States and to support Governments, and pan-African institutions, to build and strengthen the capabilities of their policymakers. In this regard, the Commission provides policy advisory services to national, sub regional and regional institutions, and assists them in the formulation of strategies, programmes and projects. Priority areas of focus include the promotion of industrialization, the design and implementation of macroeconomic policies, development planning and natural resource management. Emphasis is also placed on disseminating regional and international best practice in public sector management to assist African countries to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their public sector.

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United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Sustainable Capacity Development and Education for Sustainable Development

With education and capacity building forming the core of UNESCO's work, there are multiple strands to the Organization's substantive contribution to this part of the Mauritius Strategy. These strands include its priority concern with basic education and its lead role in the UN-wide, decade-long initiative of education for sustainable development. Also, work in such fields as promoting technical and vocational education, improving the quality of education, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by new information and communication technologies, and tailoring education and training to the special needs of particular groups within society.

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United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

ACP MEAS - Developing countries are faced with a variety of obstacles, including inadequate human, financial, and technical resources. These constraints severely impact their ability to implement Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) at the national level. In order to address this pressing issue, the UN Environment has joined forces with the European Commission (EC) and the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Secretariat) and other partners to enhance the capacity of African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries in their implementation of MEAs.
The Programme ultimately aims to promote environmental sustainability in ACP countries through capacity building for effective implementation of MEAs and related commitments. In the long term, the Programme aims to enable the sound management of chemicals and waste as well as address the loss of biodiversity.
The Programme is currently in its second phase. The first Phase successfully ran from 2009 to 2013, and was financed by the EU’s 9th Environment Development Fund.
The current ongoing phase is financed by the 10th EDF and builds on the previous phase in many ways. Taking into account lessons learnt, it narrowed its focus area to the two specific clusters of MEAs in the areas of biodiversity protection and the sound management of chemicals and waste with an emphasis on synergies among those MEAs and with other initiatives.

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United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG)

United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG)

For the first time in the history of the United Nations - a landmark, stand-alone United Nations General Assembly Resolution, titled "Capacity building for the evaluation of development activities at the country level " has been approved through general consensus and cross-regional support of forty-two countries, during the UN General Assembly Second Committee meeting of 13 November 2014 and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in the plenary session of 19 December 2014.

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United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

A corporate approach to capacity development

Capacity development is a core function highlighted in FAO's strategic framework. It is a key to sustainable results at country level and ensures that FAO’s efforts lead to lasting changes. Member Countries place strong emphasis on FAO enhancing delivery in this area as endorsed by the Corporate Strategy on Capacity Development. In FAO’s view, capacity development is driven by country actors, consistent with national priorities and the local context, and anchored in national systems and local expertise. Capacity development needs to be undertaken in partnership with national, regional and international players and requires long-term interventions rather than stand-alone short-term events.  

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United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

At the global and regional levels, the Training and Capacity Building Branch complements the work of various UN-HABITAT programmes and its campaigns for secure tenure and good urban governance through methodological support in tool development, training design and delivery. These tools and training services constitute an integral part of many technical cooperation projects executed through UN-HABITAT regional offices. The Branch also promotes partnerships and networking at the global and regional levels, between learning institutions and local governments associations. It organizes regional Training-of-Trainers (ToT) workshops for municipal councils and local development NGOs and CBOs.

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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO’s vision is a world where economic development is inclusive and sustainable and economic progress is equitable. The Organization focuses on three main thematic areas:

       ●  Poverty reduction through productive activities
       ●  Trade capacity-building
       ●  Energy and environment

The Organization is recognized as a specialized and efficient provider of key services meeting the interlinked challenges of reducing poverty through productive activities, integrating developing countries in global trade through trade capacity-building, fostering environmental sustainability in industry, and improving access to clean energy.
 

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United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries with special attention to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations.  The Institute covers topics in the broad areas of supporting capacity for the 2030 Agenda, strengthening multilateralism, advancing environmental sustainability and green development, improving resilience and humanitarian assistance, promoting sustainable peace, and promoting economic development and social inclusion.

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United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

The UNICEF has many initiatives in Capacity building and gender, their Oral report background note on the approach of UNICEF towards capacity building summarizes key constraints, lessons learnt and way of moving forward.

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United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

The CDRI Capacity-building Program is a three-month long comprehensive and action-oriented program conducted from February to April, 2010 in order to help city government officials become more aware and be able to communicate more easily on the current and future potential climate-related risks faced by their cities. In this program, participants initiate the development and implementation of a Climate Action Plan and obtain opportunities to share and discuss their concerns with other cities. The distant learning methodology, face-to-face workshop and other tools are effectively combined to facilitate the learning process.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)

OCHA responds to environmental emergencies by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners to support countries that have requested assistance. The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU), housed within OCHA’s Emergency Services Branch, helps Member States to prepare for and respond to environmental emergencies.
By pairing UN Environment's technical expertise with OCHA’s humanitarian response coordination structure, the JEU ensures an integrated approach in responding to environmental emergencies. The JEU provides independent, impartial advice and practical solutions, while working with organizations dedicated to medium and long term rehabilitation to ensure a seamless transition from emergency response to recovery.

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United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)

United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)

UN-SPIDER will provide universal access to all countries and relevant international and regional organizations to space-based information and services relevant to disaster management to support the full disaster management cycle and will have a considerable impact on the way space-based information is used in dealing with disasters around the world, noted Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna, Franz Baumann, in his inauguration speech. The programme, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006, will serve as a gateway to space information for disaster management support, a bridge to connect the disaster management and space communities. UN-Spider will also be a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening in particular for developing countries.
 

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United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination

United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination

The United Nations system works to strengthen national institutions and human capacity to better analyze the impacts of climate change, develop courses of action for greater resilience and implement relevant adaptation and mitigation activities. The UN is currently taking action in a number of critical areas to support capacity building to address climate change, including:

  • Overall Capacity Building
  • Capacity Building in Adaptation
  • Capacity Building in Finance/Mitigation
  • Capacity Building in Technology Transfer
  • Capacity Building in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries
 

 

United Nations Systems Staff College (UNSSC)

United Nations Systems Staff College (UNSSC)

Building Capacity for Agenda 2030
The UN System Staff College offers a dual programme of support to harmonize and connect the entire UN family in capacity building for Agenda 2030. Through the Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development alongside the UN Lab for Organizational Change and Knowledge (UNLOCK), the Staff College offers the first UN vehicle to build the technical, managerial and leadership capacities of the UN staff to address the SDGs. While the Knowledge Centre is largely focused on the “what” of sustainable development learning (substantive and technical knowledge), UNLOCK prioritizes the organizational “how” as its objective (organizational change and innovation for greater efficiency).

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United Nations University (UNU)

United Nations University (UNU)

IPBES Assessments and Capacity Building

The Intergovernmental Platform on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (IPBES) was established in 2012 to contribute to science-policy interface for biodiversity related multinational environmental conventions. IPBES provides four key functions:

       ●  scientific assessment
       ●  capacity building
       ●  knowledge generation
       ●  policy support

Since 2011, UNU-IAS has been leading development of the IPBES assessment process by organizing informal and formal international scientific expert workshops, in collaboration with UNESCO, UNEP, IHDP and the Ministry of Environment, Japan.
 

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United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)

United Nations University - International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)

Global health related issues are embedded in the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and will remain of key importance as part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In this context, UNU-IIGH aims to:

  • Enhance efficiency, quality, access and equity in the delivery of healthcare services
  • Undertake and strengthen research in global health towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Facilitate dissemination of information and innovation on global health solutions in developing countries
  • Build and enhance capacities to contribute in solving global health issues especially in developing countries
  • Promote networking among research institutions in developed and developing countries

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United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)

A critical factor contributing to the water crisis is the lack of indigenous capacity – educational, managerial, technological and institutional – for effective water management in many developing countries. UNU-INWEH acts as the “UN Think Tank on Water” and contributes to the resolution of the global water challenge through a unique programme of applied research and education. It conceives, develops, and manages water initiatives that help developing countries build their capacity for lasting improvements in human and ecosystem health, and overall reduction in poverty.

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United Nations World Data Forum

United Nations World Data Forum

The High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (HLG-PCCB) leads the organization of the UN World Data Forum, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and in close consultation with Member States and international partners. The Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs supports the organization of the Forum in its role as Secretariat of the Commission and the HLG-PCCB.

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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme (WFP) offers nationally-tailored technical assistance and capacity development to strengthen individual government capacities in all of these fields. WFP respond to capacity gaps identified through an assessment process that is led by the partner government, facilitated by ourselves, and supported by other partners. This process helps identify national demand for capacity strengthening along five critical pathways, as relevant to achieving national food security and nutrition objectives:

       ●  Policies and legislation
       ●  Institutional accountability
       ●  Strategic planning and financing
       ●  National programme design and delivery
     ●  Engagement and participation of non-state actors

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United Nations World Ocean Assessment

United Nations World Ocean Assessment

As recognised by the General Assembly, capacity-building is essential for the implementation, and is an integral part of, the Regular Process.  To this end, the Regular Process will contribute to the promotion and facilitation of capacity-building through international cooperation, including technical cooperation and transfer of technology towards developing countries, in particular least developed countries, African coastal States and Small Island Developing States.

 

 

Verico SCE

Verico SCE

Verico SCE is a global technical advisory and capacity builder for GHG MRV systems and various types of GHG inventories from installation, corporate to municipal, regional and national levels. It also provides  advisory on validation, verification, accreditation and certification activities related to UNFCCC/ISO, EN etc standards in the climate action and energy domains.

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Mr. Zsolt Lengyel
MRV & International Climate Policy expert
zsolt.lengyel@verico.eu
World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

The WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Country Profile Project aims to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change, support evidence-based decision making to strengthen the climate resilience of health systems, and promote actions that improve health while reducing carbon emissions. The profiles provide country-specific estimates of current and future climate hazards and the expected burden of climate change on human health, identify opportunities for health co-benefits from climate mitigation actions, and track current policy responses at national level.

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World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

WMO, through global partnership in capacity building, training, education and public awareness at all levels, contributes to mobilizing support for international action to address climate change.  It provides active support to the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and of ensuring environmental sustainability through a vast reservoir of expertise and knowledge, among its Members states, Programmes, Technical Commissions, partner institutions and organisations.  Regional Climate Outlook Forums initiated and supported by the WMO in different parts of the world, for example, provide an effective mechanism for capacity building at the regional level, particularly in developing countries.

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World Bank

The NDC Platform: A Comprehensive Resource on National Climate Targets and Action
The historic Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in December 2015, calls on the world to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Progress towards this ambitious goal depends on the successful implementation of the national climate pledges submitted by 189 countries in the run-up to and since COP21 – the Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs.

The NDCs spell out the actions countries intend to take to address climate change – both in terms of adaptation and mitigation. Originally submitted as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or INDCs, these become binding Nationally Determined Contributions when a country ratifies the Paris Agreement.

To help identify the needs, priorities and resource gaps for countries as they turn these targets into action, the World Bank has developed a comprehensive resource on NDCs – the NDC Platform.

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