The Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urbanism (MEHU) is coordinating the UN CC:Learn Project in Benin.
The UN CC:Learn Project in Benin
The UN CC:Learn Project in Benin was initiated in November 2011 and is being implemented over a period of 18 months. The Project aims to foster a systematic and country-driven process to strengthen human resources and skills to advance green, low emission and climate resilient development. It is implemented under the guidance of a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder National Coordinating Mechanism. The National Coordinator is hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urbanism (MEHU). A first important milestone in the Project is the development of a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development.
Specific Project activities and outputs to date include:
Background Report, November 2011
In order to set the stage for project implementation, Benin produced a Background Report on National Climate Change Priorities and Objectives and Relevant Capacity Development Initiatives. The Report seeks to ensure that the National Strategy is linked to existing initiatives and priorities. The Report also includes initial ideas for actions to strengthen climate change education and training and identifies key organizations which should contribute to the development and implementation of the National Strategy. Download the report…
National Planning Workshop, 10 November 2011
Benin kicked off the UN CC:Learn Project on 10 November 2011, through a National Planning Workshop in Cotonou. The Workshop was opened by Mr. Blaise Ahanhanzo-Glèlè, Minister of Environment, Housing and Urbanism. Close to 40 representatives from various Government sectors, national education and training institutions, civil society and the UN system participated in the workshop. The main objectives of the event included: to develop a common understanding of the project; take stock of relevant national and international initiatives; identify key actors; and agree on a Terms of Reference and work plan for developing the National Strategy. Read more…
Assessment of Learning Needs and Delivery Capacities, March-May 2012
The assessment of learning needs and capacities to deliver learning action covered some 100 organizations representing the public and the private sector, civil society, and education and training institutions. The assessment helped to identify priorities for individual learning and skills development. Equally important, it evaluated capacities of the national education and training system to deliver learning action and related capacity development.
Workshop on Results-based Priority Action, 6 June 2012
The workshop “Pre-validation of Benin’s National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change” took place on 6 June 2012. It brought together around 25 participants from different government sectors including, education, agriculture, energy, health and development planning, as well as non-governmental organizations, universities, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Benin, and international development partners. During the event, participants discussed ideas for concrete actions to strengthen individual and institutional capacities in Benin to respond to the learning challenges posed by climate change. Read more…
Workshop to Validate Benin's National Strategy, 18-19 December 2012
The workshop to validate the National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development took place on 18-19 December 2012 in Cotonou, Benin. It brought together over 50 participants from different Government sectors (environment, economy, education, development, finance, forestry, fishery, agriculture, energy, water, coastal protection), education and training institutions, civil society, and development partners. During the event, participants reviewed and validated the final draft of Benin’s National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development and defined the framework for its implementation. Read more...
Plans for 2013
The Strategy is expected to be approved by the Council of Ministers in January 2013. A high-level launch event bringing together national and international partners is planned for end of January/beginning of February 2013. The implementation of the Strategy will start in early 2013.