September 14, 2021 – GGGI Côte d’Ivoire organized the fourth Climate Breakfast Session on COP26 to discuss with CSOs the opportunities and practical points of participating in program work during CoP26. This session is part of the project: “Empowering Local Non-State Actors and vulnerable communities for climate action and resilience in Côte d’Ivoire” funded by OSIWA and implemented in Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal.
After carrying out several activities in Cote d’Ivoire, including mapping and training of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on climate change, climate diplomacy, and climate finance. CSOs expressed the need for more information on the climate negotiation processes in the perspective of CoP26 in Glasgow, thus the need to conduct these meetings.
The main purpose for this breakfast session was to review the important issues and subjects on the CoP26 program, give tips and advice for following the negotiations in Glasgow, and analyze some practical terms and conditions for participation.
The opening remarks were given by Mr. Charles Baïmey, Senior Program Associate at GGGI on behalf of Dr Malle Fofana, Country Representative.
Key presentations were made by Mr .Akossi Santoni, National Focal Point of the Adaptation Fund at the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, who highlighted the importance of participating in CoP26. He also discussed the set up put in place by the Ministry in order to create a means of visibility to CSOs before, during, and after CoP26. Dr Alain Kouadio, Senior Program Officer, also outlined the ways to improve the participation and contribution of CSOs in this program.
After a constructive exchange with participants, the breakfast session ended with words from Dr Alain Kouadio, on behalf of the Country Representative, who thanked the participants and encouraged them to maintain this course of commitment to the fight against climate change.