Civil Society Organizations empowerment for climate action: GGGI launched a consultation process for CSO capacity needs

GGGI in collaboration with the Open Society for West Africa – OSIWA launched a capacity building project for non states actors and vulnerable communities on climate change in Ivory Coast & Senegal.  This project aims to increase empowerment of civil society in favor of a strong action for a climate change at national & international level.

Following a mapping of actors it became crucial to define relevant subjects  in where CSO should be trained as it could generate better impact on the climate change negotiation process. The objectives are to assess CSO knowledge in respect to environment issues, to analyze their level of involvement of climate policies, review specific thematic areas that might connect with their interest and share information on the next steps for planning.

Modou Fall our WEE expert opened the introductive session on behalf of the Country Representative. It is in our mandate to support the green growth pathways for least and developed countries built on natural resources uses that will reduce our carbon footprint and promote better resiliency on the climate change.

Climate change is the inner workings of our organizations strategic development goal and it is in the line with SDGs throughout a signed  agreement within UNCC. As a part of the sustainable development 2030 agenda,  States parties are undertake to submit their commitment to strengthening resiliency upon climate change through the Paris agreement to maintain the pace to the point of 2° C. It is with that perspective GGGI will support members states on the NDCs implementation.

Several CSO members express their needs during the remotely session following a presentation made by the consultant that featured results from interviews.