The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance last week visited three organizations in Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, and Madagascar to assess their challenges and build their capacity in the identified areas of weakness in the REDD+ project.
The organisations, which include ISD-Ethiopia, AFHON-Cote d’Ivoire, and Gasy Youth UP-Madagascar, are beneficiaries of a two-year project that is being implemented by PACJA and supported by the Forest Carbon Partnership facility (FCPF) that is aimed at building the capacity of African Civil Society and Local Communities on REDD+. The project is also implemented by ORAM in Mozambique and ED/ADCF in Togo.
For these organizations to be able to implement the sub projects satisfactorily, they need to have the necessary technical and financial capacity.
“One of PACJA’s roles is to build the capacity of the beneficiary organizations and support them in areas of weakness so as to ensure they implement the sub project satisfactorily, within the set time lines while achieving the set objectives,” noted project officer Obed Koringo who accompanied finance officer Alex Maingi in the visit.
Mr Koringo added that the visit was geared towards assessing the challenges facing the beneficiary organizations in the three countries and coming up with solutions to enable them to implement the sub-projects and achieve the set objectives. The team is also planning to visit Togo and Mozambique before the end of the year.