African Union, COMESA Train Member States on Green Climate Financing
London, August 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Regional Service Centre for Africa will hold a training workshop for Member States on Green/Climate Financing on 1st and 2nd August 2019 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
The training is co- hosted by the Government of Zimbabwe.
The training aims to strengthen African Union (AU) Member States’ capacities to access, manage and deliver national and international climate finance more effectively including awareness on the benefits of private sector engagement in climate actions all in support of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) implementation.
The mobilisation of resources will benefit low carbon development including resilient infrastructure. Experts responsible for resource mobilisation to finance climate change/sustainable related projects will also be in attendance.
Participants will be drawn from Ministries responsible for Finance and National Development Planning, National Designated Authorities for the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) focal persons from the AU Member States.
Representatives from the private sector, as well as experts responsible for climate change from Regional Economic Communities (RECs) will also attend. Other participants will include representatives of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC) and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe.