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The UN CC:Learn pilot projects are implemented over a period of 18 months. Each project includes a number of elements which are closely related to each other.
National Strategy Development
An important first milestone of the projects is the development of a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. The Strategy seeks to identify, through a country-driven process, short and medium term action to strengthen learning and skills development. It would also include policy recommendations to develop a sustainable human resource base in the long term. An important dimension of the National Strategy is to explore opportunities for mainstreaming learning within existing systems and initiatives. The Strategy will be presented at a Launch Event which will bring together senior level decision-makers, national stakeholders, international development partners, and other
In preparation of the Strategy development, a National Planning Workshop will be organized which brings together representatives from key government sectors, different levels of government (i.e. national, subnational and local level), national learning institutions, civil society, the private sector, as well as UN agencies and other development partners that provide (or are interested in providing) assistance in the area of climate change learning and capacity development. The main objective of the workshop is to foster a discussion and stimulate a structured follow-up process to develop the National Strategy. The workshop will be hosted by the national government, with technical and methodological support provided by UN CC:Learn.
Implementation of Priority Action
As a concrete follow-up to the launch of the National Strategy, UN CC:Learn, working in collaboration with other development partners, will support at least two identified priority activities/action. These activities will be executed by national/local partner institutions with UN CC:Learn and its network providing methodological and technical support.
A priority action may include, for example, the organization of specialized courses across sectors to prepare vulnerability assessments, or skills development courses to prepare proposals under existing or new international climate change funding regimes. It may also include more medium term action, such as the integration of climate change into curricula of national education and training institutions. Each of these actions will be linked to and support existing strategies and processes by focusing on the learning and skills development dimension.
Evaluation and Identification of Lessons Learned
Following the completion of activities during the earlier phases, an evaluation will take place to what extent the objectives of the project have been achieved. The evaluation will, inter alia, examine: to what extent participants have started to apply their skills on the job; if additional learning activities have been initiated; and if steps have been taken to consider strategic policy recommendations. In parallel, opportunities will be explored to support other potentially interested countries, including a South-South partnership component.