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 PROJECT NAME: STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF PASTORALISTS ORGANIZATIONS TO ENGAGE IN CLIMATE CHANGE PROCESSES AT NATIONAL AND REGIONAL LEVEL

CONCEPT NOTE:15TH MAY 2019

 

INTRODUCTION

Pan African climate justice alliance [PACJA] under the project strengthening capacity of pastoralist organizations to engage in climate change processes at national and regional levels funded by the open society initiative for eastern Africa (OSIEA) and implemented in East be conducting a county multi-stakeholder workshop to finalize engagements under the project.

For successful engagement and discussions with these players, PACJA had earlier organized in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania sensitization and capacity training workshop on UNFCCC process, food security and climate change to CSOs to impart them with the necessary skills. PACJA has also Facilitate the participation of Pastoralists organizations in South-South, North South Civil society and governmental climate related process, UNFCCC-COP processes at National and international level, agricultural/livestock related climate policy processes at national level and Exchange learning for Pastoralists organizations on climate change initiatives at national level. PACJA also conducted a policy analysis on pastoralism and climate Africa, will change in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.

These engagements had the objectives of strengthening the capacity of Pastoralists organizations in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to engage in climate change processes at national and regional levels and building strong linkages and partnerships between Pastoralist organizations and other climate change Civil Society lobby groups at national, regional and international levels.

So far, PACJA has been able to Enhance capacity of Pastoralists organizations to engage and jointly lobby with other relevant stakeholders for pro-pastoralists responses to climate change and food security challenges at national, regional and international and Pastoralists groups understand climate change dialogue process and how to contribute to the debates at the national, regional and international climate change and food security processes and pastoralist communities can respond to the present climate change challenge and showcase various climate change response measures that communities practice

Justification

 Moving forward, and to assess the impacts of the project at regional Level, PACJA will hold a stakeholders finalization workshop to evaluate the transfer of knowledge from participations  in Climate related processes at regional and national Level, sensitization and capacity training workshop , exchange learning visits for the CSOs, actions undertaken so far and analyze overall project outcomes and identify the lessons learned so far-: challenges, lessons learned and recommended future actions.

 Workshop Expected Outcomes

  • Bring diverse perspectives from pastoral organizations From Kenya Uganda and Tanzania to share experiences during implementation of this project and their engagements in climate change process at national and regional level
  • Share lessons learned and opportunities identified by pastoral organizations while engaging in climate change process at national and regional level
  • Facilitate shared understanding of workable approaches for pastoral organizations in engaging in climate change process at national and regional level
  • Strengthen cooperation and enhance partnerships between the CSOs and governments and other key stakeholders in addressing climate challenges
  • Recommend best approaches for strengthening policies, institutions and practices for pastoral organizations in engaging in climate change process at national and regional level
  • Identify opportunities for coordinated policy responses, capacity building and implementation of best practices for pastoral organizations in engaging in climate change process at national and regional level

 Draft Agenda    Date: 15th MAY 2019

 

TIME

AGENDA

ROLE

8.30-9.00

Registration

All

9.00-10.00

Presentation of overview of the whole project

PACJA

10.00 -10.30

TEA BREAK

10.30 - 12.30

Sharing of Experiences  and lessons learned

·         Climate change bill and range land policy  – Uganda

·         Range land policy – Tanzania

·          Livestock policy Kenya

 

CSOs representative from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

12.30-01.00

Q & A on the presentation

 

01.00-02.00

LUNCH

2.00-3.00

Identification of Challenges, gaps and opportunities to be  addresses by the project  

CSOs representative from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

3.00-3.30

How can we use the gained experience and knowledge for future projects?

How can we replicate the successes in future projects?

     CSOs Representative

3.30.4.00

Next Steps  and Way Forward

PACJA

4.00

DEPARTURE

 

 

 

 

 

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