GM and AfDB to build capacity of African stakeholders on LDN–climate change nexus

AfDB with GM

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire  The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Global Mechanism (GM) of UNCCD, in partnership with UN Women, are joining forces to build the capacity of African stakeholders on the climate change/land degradation nexus through the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) targets. The workshop on 10-12 July 2019, hosted at the AfDB Headquarters in Abidjan, also facilitated the understanding of gender issues in the context of the UNFCCC and UNCCD processes.

Partners, including the Sahel Commission on Climate Change, IFDD and IUCN/GEF along with the NGO and private sector representatives from World Vision Ethiopia, Global Shea Alliance, Global Evergreening Alliance, Great Green Wall Panafrican Agency, GIZ, WRI and UNDP  actively participated to the workshop. 

"The LDN objectives and associated measures will contribute to the implementation of national climate action plans, and vice versa. These synergies should be taken into account when developing national plans for the LDN and updating the CDNs under the Paris Agreement, " said Al Hamdou Dorsouma, Manager of Climate Change and Green Growth at AfDB. 

“The participants had a chance to explore various investment opportunities, including structuring bankable projects that encompass both NDC and LDN targets, with focus on achieving the SDGs and integrating gender perspectives,” explained Sandrine Jauffret of  UNCCD.

Over 60 participants from 15 countries positively rated the quality and the comprehensiveness of the training that gave them an opportunity to better understand the concept of LDN and the importance of linking LDN targets to NDCs while taking into consideration the gender dimension. Participants also suggested sharing their experiences at national and local levels across sectors and ministries.

For more info please contact: Ms. Sandrine Jauffret, Team Lead for LDN Transformative Projects and Programmes at the GM: / tel. 00 49 228 815 2889.

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