PRAIS reporting regional workshops concluded
Bonn, Germany – Five regional training workshops on reporting have been conducted in March-May 2018 as part of the capacity building activities implemented by the UNCCD secretariat, the Global Mechanism (GM), UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The workshops have been attended by a total of 316 participants from 140 country Parties of the convention. Post-workshop evaluations submitted by the Parties provided an overall positive feedback as well as a request for further training on reporting requirements under the UNCCD. The secretariat and the GM have compiled a preliminary report on the strength and weaknesses of the workshops to improve future capacity-building initiatives related to the UNCCD reporting and review process.