Africa NDC Dialogue in Morocco

SEPT 26 - 28, 2017 | Rabat, Morocco

Photo: UNDP Morocco JbelMoussaPhoto: UNDP Morocco JbelMoussa


Overview


A Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Africa will convene representatives from 50 African countries as well as international organizations and technical experts in Rabat, Morocco next week.

The Dialogue will support countries in the process of moving toward implementation of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted in the context of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The dialogue aims to meet the following objectives:
 

  • Update on the planning status of NDC implementation, share experiences, best practices, and opportunities and associated challenges in the region. 
  • Clarify capacity building gaps and needs on NDC implementation with a focus on Africa and provide recommendations on support priorities to address such gaps.
  • Discuss NDC implementation at the local authority level, considering policies and actions, and incentives
  • Address climate finance needs for NDC implementation and strengthen the role of the private sector in the implementation of NDCs.
  • Discuss entry points to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into NDC implementation and planning
     

This Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for Africa is supported by the governments of Japan, Norway and the European Union, and is co-organized by UNDPUNFCCC and the government of Morocco, in coordination with GIZ and the NDC Partnership

The Africa Dialogue is part of the fourth round of Regional NDC Dialogues, which have been regularly convened to advance the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement since 2015. To date, they have benefitted over 150 countries through three global workshops and 15 regional dialogues.
 

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Agenda

Agenda in English (EN)

 

Presentations                   

Day 1 (zip)  |  Day 2 (zip)  |  Day 3 (zip)


Event Information


Agenda

Agenda in English (EN)

 

When & Where


Dates:   

26 Sept -28 Sept 2017

Location:   

Rabat, Morocco
Africa

 

Where:   Istanbul, Turkey

When:    21 - 23 February 2017

 

Where:   Istanbul, Turkey

When:    21 - 23 February 2017

 

Contacts


Dialogue Programme

James Vener
james.vener@undp.org

Alexandra Soezer
alexandra.soezer@undp.org

Logistics

Alana Craigen
alana.craigen@undp.org



DAY 1

Day 1 Presentations (zip) 


Opening and Dialogue Objectives

Welcome & Opening Remarks
M. Nbou Mohamed, Morrocco
 

Putting NDC Implementation in Context

The Climate Negotiations & NDCs
Mr. Bernd Hackmann, UNFCCC Secretariat

NDC Implementation in Africa
Mr. Aliou Dia, UNDP

Country Experiences in Preparing for NDC Implementation
Mr. Mohamed Zmerli, Tunisia
Mr. Moses Ssonko, Uganda
Mr. Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, Ghana

Core Elements of new NDC Implementation Document Tool for Policymakers
(by UNDP, UNEP, DTU, WRI, UNFCCC)
Mr. James Vener, UNDP
 

Country Priorities for Implementing NDCs

Panel Discussion: Priorities for NDC Implementation & Support (Country Level)
Mr. Steffen Menzel, GIZ
 

Climate Action Assessment Session

World Bank Group Mitigation Action Assessment Protocol (MAAP)
Miquel Rescalvo, World Bank

UNDP Climate Action Impact Tool
Alexandra Soezer, UNDP

 

DAY 2  

Day 2 Presentations (zip) 


Effective NDC Implementation by Engaging Local and Regional Authorities

Country Examples of Climate Change Action at the Local and Regional Level
Mr. Naguib Amin, Cleaner Energy Saving Mediterranean Cities
Mr. Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen, Morocco

 

Integrating Gender Equality into NDCs

Overview of Gender Equality in the Convention and in National Climate Action
Mr. Paul Kihugu Kuria, Kenya  

Gender Equality in National Climate Action: Leverage Points and Building Blocks
Ms. Verania Chao, UNDP

Climate Change Gender Action Plans (CCgaps) Planning Tool
Ms. Itza Castaneda, IUCN (via Skype)

Gender and Climate Finance
Gender and Climate Finance (mp4)
Ms. Stephanie Capdeville, Green Climate Fund

Gender Equality in NDC Implementation
Ms. Nadia Benali, Morocco
Ms. Sabia Aku Kpekata, Ghana
Mr. Paul Kihugu Kuria, Kenya

DAY 3

Day 3 Presentations (zip) 

 

Strategies for Financing NDCs

Panel Discussion on Financing Aspects of NDC Implementation
Mr. Michael Gajo, GIZ Morocco

The Role of the Public Sector to Strengthen Institutional Systems and Encourage Private Sector Engagement
Prof. Joseph Akinkugbe Adelegan, University of Venda, South Africa
Mr. Sipho Billiat, Malawi

How to Engage Private Sector to Channel Finance towards Climate Actions
Mr. Daniel Rossetto, Climate Mundial
Mr. Manuel Cocco, South Pole Group
Ms. Irene Maffini, Trine

International Support Opportunities for NDC Implementation
Ms. Stephanie Capdeville, Green Climate Fund
Mr. Aliou Dia, UNDP
Ms. Davinah Milenge-Uwella, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Ms. Meryem Andaloussi, Agence de Développement Agricole
Ms. Courtney Blodgett, Independent Consultant
 

NDC Progress Reporting & Tracking - MRV and Transparency

Implications of Article 13 and of the Transparency Framework
Ms. Neelam Singh, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Country Experiences in Instituting MRV Systems
Mr. Steven Nyirenda, Zambia
Mr. Jules Maxime Nguemadji Moussa, Cameroon

 

Event Information


Agenda

Agenda in English (EN)

 

When & Where


Dates:   

26 Sept -28 Sept 2017

Location:   

Rabat, Morocco
Africa

 

Where:   Istanbul, Turkey

When:    21 - 23 February 2017

 

Where:   Istanbul, Turkey

When:    21 - 23 February 2017

 

Contacts


Dialogue Programme

James Vener
james.vener@undp.org

Alexandra Soezer
alexandra.soezer@undp.org

Logistics

Alana Craigen
alana.craigen@undp.org