On June 27 and 28, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in partnership with Papua New Guinea’s Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) hosted its first Green Climate Fund (GCF) readiness workshop in PNG at the Laguna Hotel in Port Moresby.
As the delivery partner to PNG’s GCF Readiness program, GGGI is committed to supporting the Government of PNG to establish effective coordination mechanisms, strategic frameworks, build relevant capacity for government partners and to achieve higher quality, more innovative climate project proposals.
The two-day workshop focused on building understanding of GCF policies and procedures related to project development, monitoring and evaluation. A total of 40 people participated from the national agencies, provincial governments, development partners, academic institutions and civil society organizations. The workshop was further enriched by a presentation of GGGI’s work on supporting the GCF’s readiness program in Vanuatu. The Vanuatu experience provided practical experiences and lessons learned that may be relevant in implementing the GCF readiness project in PNG.
The workshop also included a roundtable presentation by development partners in PNG. Development Partners such as the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), UNDP and the USAID Climate Ready project shared their in-country activities that support climate change development, as well as opportunities for collaboration. The workshop concluded with remarks by Honorable Mr. John Pundari, PNG’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change.. The Minister’s address reinforced the leadership and commitment he has provided within PNG to driving climate action and being able to access climate finance.
The second GCF readiness workshop, which will cover international procurement and accounting, is scheduled to be held at the end of July.