Facilitated by Rachel Roland of CIDT and Julienne Nier of CDKN the specific purpose of the workshop was to Support South-South Dialogue on challenges and opportunities related to long-term finance for low emissions and climate resilient development.
The specific workshop objectives were:
- Build a better understanding of the enabling environment for successful resourcing for the implementation of CCD plans;
- Identify opportunities for innovative approaches to the architecture and operation of national climate finance;
- Explore strategies to engage the private sector, including SMEs;
- Share experiences in building readiness for the effective use of international climate funds;
- Reflect on the lesson learning processes in four African countries and how lesson learning can be integrated into current and future decision making in participating countries; and
- Maximise the impact of the learning project by engaging an international audience and non-government actors, to capture their rich experiences and share emerging know-how with the wider CCD community;
The interactive workshop journey followed, shown schematically below, was:
The workshop outcomes were:
- Participants identified actions, gaps, strengths to round out their climate change resourcing planning and readiness.
- Participants critically interrogated Climate Finance readiness factors and mechanisms.
- Participants were able to articulate innovations around the design and implementation of their national climate funds to ensure their sustainability.
- Participants have a better understanding how to engage the private sector in financing the implementation of CCD plans.
- Participants have drawn out important lessons/learnings relevant to their own country context and have an action plan how to apply these lessons/learnings.
A Workshop Learning paper will follow shortly.