18 January, 2020

COP 23 Side Event: Realising Multi-stakeholders Mobilisation and Readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

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23rd United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23)


Wednesday 8 Nov. 2017, 15:00-16:30, Meeting Room 7 (Bonn Zone)
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) aims to achieving a paradigm shift towards a low carbon and climate-resilient development pathway in the global response to climate change. Ambitioning to become the most important multilateral instrument in climate finance, the Fund pays particular attention to the needs of communities and nations that are highly vulnerable to climate change, in particular Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African States, where transformational projects and programmes are realized with GCF support. Despite Africa being considered as a focus region for the Fund, the current engagement by civil society organizations in the Fund's proceedings across the continent is very limited and faces significant challenges. The success of GCF activities and projects could however only be achieved if a wide societal consensus and proactive, critical but constructive role of multi-stakeholder actors and institutions at the local,regional and national levels, is enabled.
The side event will enable peer-learningand discussion about how mobilizing multi-stakeholders such as civil society organizations (CSOs), indigenous people, women groups, and young people, and ensuring their readiness in GCF state of play at various levels can help addressing key challenges they face towards their meaningful participation. Approaches to strengthen that engagement will be explored, drawing on lessons learned from the "CSOs Readiness to the GCF - focus Africa" project and existingexperiences from the Adaptation Fund NGO Network (AFN).
Speakers include relevant stakeholders involved in the GCF and Adaptation Fund processes:
Ms.Julia Grimm
Policy Advisor, Germanwatch and Coordinator, Adaptation Fund NGO Network (AFN)
Mr. Julius Karanja Mbatia
Assistant Programme Officer, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)
Mr.Kimaren Ole Riamit
Executive Director, The Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners {ILEPA)
Mr. Oluwole David Oshota
President, International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations {ISMUN)
The side event willbe moderated by Mr. Jean Paul Brice Affana, Policy Advisor, Germanwatch.
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