Contact Person: Samson Ogallah
PACT (Project for Advancing Climate Transparency) works towards advancing the development of robust and effective transparency and accountability rules and processes for the Paris Agreement.
It seeks to develop options and approaches for the transparency framework, building consensus among parties and providing relevant and timely inputs to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.
The project is implemented through a global PACT Consortium led by World Resources Institute (WRI), and will deliver the following:
- Conduct rigorous research and analysis of technical, policy, legal and political considerations related to the development of the transparency and accountability regime of the Paris Agreement.
- Hold national, regional and international meetings with a wide range of targeted stakeholders to further inform and enhance this research and analysis, while building capacity and awareness among key stakeholders.
- Undertake actions to enhance the in-country capacity of developing countries, including middle-income developing countries, to ensure their full participation in UNFCCC decision-making processes and improvement over time in the quality of the information they submit to the UNFCCC.
Expected project outcomes
- A set of options and approaches for the modalities, procedures, and guidelines (MPGs) for transparency under the Paris Agreement
- Specific text proposals, including legal text
- Enhanced country capacities
- Stakeholder engagement through national, regional and international meetings
Contact Person: Sam Ogallah
Partner: GermanWatch and CARE Germany
This project seeks to scale-up existing CS capacities to advocate for ambitious proposals, bring on-the-ground expertise to the table, help embed GCF-funded activities in a broader societal support for transformation and increase accountability of national authorities underscoring the reality that Civil Society engagement is key to achieve the intended paradigm shift towards low-emissions and climate-resilient economies and societies (GCF funding mandate) which the GCF aims at.
The project aims to support broader African CS engagement in the critical early implementation phase of the GCF beyond existing capacities. The project consists of three work areas:
1. Preparing/testing readiness materials facilitating CSO engagement;
2. Supporting CSO engagement in key African countries (primarily those with early GCF projects);
3. Sharing of experiences at regional and global scale supporting expanded CSO engagement in Africa and beyond.
It is implemented in Malawi, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, Morocco. The project is implemented through a consortium which PACJA is part of with GermanWatch and CARE Germany leading the process.
Enhanced capacity among Civil Society Organizations that enables them engage in a critical and constructive way with governments and relevant institutions in order to contribute to an increase of the transformative effect of GCF projects.
Contact Person: Sam Ogallah
Partner: University of Reading
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance is one of the key partners of the Governing Inclusive Green Growth in Africa research project spearheaded by the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.
The project comprises researchers from multiple disciplines, (from UK, Africa, and India), African think tanks, civil society organisations and government departments.
The proposed Network aims to lay the foundation for a robust assessment and understanding of the dynamics of green growth governance in Africa and the implications for sustainable economic transformation in the continent. Particular attention will be paid to understanding key challenges for leveraging green growth as a means to tackle inequality and poverty plus interventions that can be honed to transcend existing barriers to deliver results at scale and enhance sustainability.
Through a series of collaborative activities including: (i) workshops, (ii) mapping of existing green growth initiatives in Africa, (iii) initial political economy and socio-technical analysis; and (iv) an initial technology and capacity gap assessment, the network will lay a foundation for future research work in understanding the dynamics, prospects and limits of the green economy in Africa.
Capacity will be built through collaborative planning, mentoring, and peer networks. Partnership with a leading research and policy think tank in India will promote South-South cooperation.
Although the research will address issues on a continent-wide basis, the primary focus will be the following three countries: (i) Ethiopia, which is pursuing an ambitious growth agenda and greening strategy, simultaneously; (ii) Kenya, which has also made notable attempts to embrace the concept of greening development and is currently the first and only African country that has signed a national legislation on climate change; and (iii) Nigeria, the most populous and biggest economy in Africa, which has made some efforts at greening but is generally considered a laggard in this area (Okonkwo & Uwazie 2016).
The positive impact of GIGGA will come in many forms including better understanding of: (i) current activities and patterns of greening in Africa and the implications for poverty reduction and sustainable development; (ii) the motivation of key actors, (iii) enabling and constraining political economy factors; key institutions and governance approaches; (iv) existing challenges, capacity needs/gaps; barriers and opportunities; (v) potential lessons that can be learned from other developing countries, especially India; and (iii) identification of potential solutions and cutting-edge research agenda in the area.
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Contact Person: Obed Koringo
Partners: World Bank
Regions: East Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa
Countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Togo
From – to: April 2016 – June 2018
The World Bank through the Forest Carbon Partnership facility (FCPF) is supporting PACJA in a two years project aimed at building the capacity of African Civil Society and Local Communities on REDD+.
- National Capacity Building and Awareness Raising
- Regional Exchange and Sharing of Lessons Learned
- Management, M&E and Reporting
- The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to strengthen:
- the knowledge of targeted southern civil society organizations and local communities of REDD+ Readiness at the national level and
- knowledge exchange at the regional level
The beneficiaries of the project are Southern CSO networks from the 18 FCPF eligible countries in Africa, namely Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda, who are eligible to participate in regional learning and exchange activities (activities funded under Component 2). Of the 18 countries, Southern CSOs and Local communities from eleven countries are eligible to participate in national-level capacity building, awareness raising and networking activities (under Component 1), namely Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda. Under this project, PACJA, the implementing agency, is focusing national level activities on five (5) Countries namely: Ethiopia (Institute for Sustainable development), Ivory Coast (Actions en faveur de l’Homme et de la Nature), Togo (Groupement E-D/ADCF), Mozambique (ORAM -Rural Association for Mutual Support), and Madagascar (Gasy Youth UP).
For feedback or grievances regarding the REDD+ project, kindly use the emails below:
Contact Person: Obed Koringo
Partners: CARE Denmark
Regions: East Africa, West Africa, and Southern Africa
Countries: Kenya, Malawi, and Ghana
The Southern Voices is a coalition of climate networks and partners in the Global South, supported by a Consortium of Danish development NGOs - all engaged in promoting pro-poor climate policies locally and globally through the use of Joint Principles for Adaptation.
The project is coordinated through three regional facilitators from southern partner NGOs, and the Secretariat in Copenhagen hosted by CARE Danmark.
In Africa, the Project is implemented in Kenya Malawi and Ghana through
PACJA as the regional focal point.
For more information, please visit www.southernvoices.net