Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; August 17-19, 2021 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in collaboration with the Permanent Secretariat of the National Council for Sustainable Development (SP/CNDD) organized a training on Mainstreaming Climate Change into National Development Programing specifically through strategies, plans and projects.
The beneficiaries were contributors to the development of periodic reports such as national communications, biennial updated reports on the progress towards the implementation of climate related-actions as highlighted in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and National adaptation plans (NAPs). The Workshop brought together about thirty (30) participants from the following national institutions: SP/CNDD, regional and provincial directorates of the Ministry in charge of Environment (MEEVCC), Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development (MINEFID), General Directorates in charge of Surveys and Sectoral Statistics (DGESS) of the Ministry in charge of Livestock (MRAH), the Ministry in charge of Water (MEA) and the Ministry in charge of Agriculture (MAAHM). Other participants came from the General Directorate of Environmental Conservation (DGPE); General Directorate in charge of forestry (DGEF), General Directorate of Local authorities and the National Agency for Environmental Assessment (ANEE).
This training made it possible to build up participants’ skills and knowledge:
- on the relationship between climate change and development;
- on the process for integrating climate change into development programs, strategies, plans and projects;
- in the use of Toolkit for Monitoring and Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Capacities (TOPSECAC). This kit was designed by three structures: the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS).
Burkina Faso has had a National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy since 2001, a National Adaptation Plan under review and the NDC that are addressing climate change issues. Still, the climate issues integration remain a challenge nationally. “This workshop equipped key national stakeholders with updated tools for integrating mitigation and adaptation actions into national development programing through practical exercises and experience sharing with the aim to achieve UNFCC and Paris agreement objectives”, declared Badou Gilbert YELEMOU, the MRV project coordinator at GGGI Burkina Faso. He added that this training is a great opportunity for technical stakeholders of key ministerial institutions to take into consideration climate issues for the elaboration or updating of future local development plans.
The participants who were satisfied shared that this training would help them explore the Green Climate Fund financial resources for national projects.