In September 2018, two informal member consultations of the NDC Partnership were held to reflect on the Partnership’s Country Engagement (CE) to date and the results delivered so far. An event in Bangkok focused on exploration of Country Member perspectives and an event in New York targeted exchange of experiences between Implementing and Development partners. CIDT’s Ella Haruna facilitated and reported the two events.
What is the NDC Partnership?
The NDC Partnership aims to enhance cooperation so that countries have access to the technical knowledge and financial support they need to achieve large-scale climate and sustainable development targets as quickly and effectively as possible. Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. There are currently 83 Partnership members, with 34 countries currently involved in the Partnership’s Country Engagement process.
Ms. Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, speaking on behalf of Germany the Co-Chair of the NDC Partnership opened the event in New York.
Dr Pablo Vieira Global Director of the Support Unit to the NDC Partnership opened the Bangkok event.
Since June 2018, the NDC Partnership has used CIDT’s facilitation services in support of key country engagement processes. The facilitator’s role is to serve as a neutral guide to manage an effective process and ensure that workshop objectives are achieved.
The consultation objectives were to exchange experiences and lessons learned and to identify and analyze enabling and hindering factors in the NDC Partnership Country Engagement (CE) process; and to identify best practices to strengthen CE, coordination and communication by the Partnership.