Workshop on "strengthening capacities to increase finance for sustainable land management through climate change financing mechanisms in Central Africa"
In response to the request of the UNCCD focal points as well as the institutions involved in the implementation of the sub-regional action plan of the UNCCD in Central Africa, the Global Mechanism (GM) in collaboration with the FAO Investment Center have coordinated this workshop in Kigali, Rwanda on 17-19 January 2011, with the help of the Central Africa Forest Commission (COMIFAC), the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the Government of Rwanda, Ecosecurities with the financing and technical support of the Europeen Commission (EC), GIZ, UNDP.
The UNFCCC and the UNCCD focal points of the The objective of the initiative is to strengthen national capacities ensuring sustained adequate investment flows in SLM for benefiting Central African populations living in degraded landscapes, through increasing co-financing from climate change related financing mechanisms. The target groups of the initiative were government officials, in particular national UNFCCC and UNCCD Focal Points, representatives of civil society organizations, the private sector and scientific communities. The ten member countries of the COMIFAC were represented: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, and Sao Tome & Principe.
Presentations made during the workshop