The Ministry of Finance and Development Planning is coordinating the UN CC:Learn Project in Malawi.
The UN CC:Learn Project in Malawi
The UN CC:Learn Project in Malawi was initiated beginning of 2012 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 leadership of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning with support by UN CC:Learn and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Malawi. Coordination is provided through the existing structures of the National Climate Change Programme (i.e. the Steering Committee and the Technical Committee for Climate Change). 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 activities and outputs so far include:
UN CC:Learn @ Climate Change Diplomacy Workshop, 15-17 November 2011
The Training Workshop on Climate Change Diplomacy, 15-17 November 2011 in Lilongwe, Malawi supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provided an opportunity to present and discuss the UN CC:Learn project. Over 40 delegates including Government officials, members of the civil society and media participated in the workshop which had the objective to support the preparations for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Durban, South Africa, 28 November to 9 December 2011.
Background Report, Draft, March 2012
In order to take stock of existing initiatives and priorities Malawi produced a Background Report for the Development of a National Strategy to Strengthen Human resources and Skills Development to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. The Report builds on the results of a Training Needs Assessment and a Capacity Needs Assessment that were conducted as part of the African Adaptation Project and the National Programme for Managing Climate Change.
National Planning Workshop, 7-8 March 2012
Malawi initiated the national UN CC:Learn Project on 7-8 March 2012, in Salima. The National Planning Workshop was organized by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning and brought together 40 participants from various government sectors, education and training institutions, civil society, and international development partners. It provided an opportunity to discuss international experiences on climate change education and training, take stock of national climate change priorities and challenges, and discuss the methodology for developing a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. Read more…
Plans for 2013
The National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development is being developed through multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral collaboration in December 2012 - February 2013. In order to make sure that Priority Action included in the Strategy is results-based and implementable Malawi is planning to organize a Mid-term Workshop on Developing Results-based Priority Action in early 2013. The Strategy is expected to be launched at a high-level launch event in March 2013. UN CC:Learn will support the implementation of a number of initial Priority Action. Additional support for the short and long-term implementation of the Strategy is sought from national and international partners.