RCMRD Training Module on Design and Management of Climate Partnership

OVERVIEW OF DIFFERENT CLIMATE PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS

1.        How to Use the Training Module

The training module is meant to guide the trainer on the different lessons that are to be covered. The training module is expected to help understand on how the climate change partners can be networked and share information and resources:

UNIT 1: Overview of different climate change partnerships and networks UNIT 2: Identifying key actors of Climate change partnerships and networks UNIT 3: Tools for Climate Change partnership

As it is indicated above, each of the lessons will cover contents that are related to the respective topics. All the lessons have a component for have experiential activities that address the topic’s objectives in a variety of interesting ways. Each unit specifies the purpose, the materials needed, the approximate time required, and the steps to follow. All the units specify the preparation that must be done before the session.

It will be developed in such a way that the trainer will introduce each topic by presenting the subject and content, followed by focus-group discussions. The topics of the training will be based on 3 areas; overview of international climate change policies and examples of different climate partnerships and networks, Adaptation and Mitigation in Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA-EAC-SADC) Region, Steps and Structures of cooperation in the climate partnership.

UNIT 1: OVERVIEW OF DIFFERENT CLIMATE PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS
Content: This lesson will cover the topics on:

·         Introduction to the Climate change and partnership development in the process.

·         General trend of climate change partnership/Networking

·         Guidelines for Climate Change partnership

·         How to develop the partnership among different stakeholders in different administrative levels.

Objectives: At the end of this lesson, participants are expected to:

●       Have knowledge on networking among the stakeholders in different levels

●       The participants are expected to give examples of other partnerships and networks that has not been covered.

Method of training: The training will involve presentation, two way communication approach and discussions
Duration: 1 hour

 

Facilitation Method:

After the presentations and questions sections the trainer will lead the group into discussion section, while providing them with leading question such as:

What are the needs of climate partnership in the respective countries?

At the end of group discussion each group will come up with presentations that include previous practices of climate partnership and network existing in respective countries will be presented.

Case Studies 

Examples of Organizations with both public and private partnerships

Example of such organization is Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).

  • Partnerships: To implement its programmes, RCMRD collaborates with an extensive range of public and private partners, in particular with relevant ministries such as ministry of lands, Environment etc. in its member
  • Networks : RCMRD is an inter-governmental organization and currently has 20 Contracting Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions; Botswana, Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somali, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The member states are interlinked through a series of networks, institutes, centres and Chairs with Headquarters in Nairobi (Kenya) which is at the hub of a network of all
  • Examples of thematic networks facilitating RCMRD collaborative action to tackle specific issues include:
    • Monitoring of the Environment for Security in Africa: RCMRD has implemented project on Monitoring of Environment Security in Africa (MESA) in the IGAD Region. MESA programme in the IGAD region aimed to enhance land degradation and natural habitats assessment and Forest Monitoring for sustainable management of environmental resources. This is achieved during the developing of operational geo-information services and by strengthening the information management capacity of regional and national institutions in order to support decision and policy making processes. MESA endeavours to facilitate access to Africa-wide environmental information derived from Earth Observation
    • Eastern Africa Forest Observatory (OFESA): RCMRD developed partnership through the project covering countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique. The overall objective of OFESA is to strengthen existing institutions and networks in the tropical regions in their capacity to report on their mitigation actions in the forest sector in the context of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in developing countries)
    • Grants Program: SERVIR, a joint initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), works in partnership with leading regional organizations worldwide to help developing countries use information provided by Earth observing satellites and geospatial technologies for managing climate risks and land use. SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa (SERVIR-ESA) is implemented by the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).SERVIR-Eastern & Southern Africa (E&SA) Grants Program Objective is to expand SERVIR-ESA’s network of organizations in the region and to generate innovative ideas for applying earth observation data and geospatial methods/tools for development decision-making in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region. The anticipated outcome of the grant activities is to stimulate the innovative use of geospatial tools and information to translate science into sustainable policy and practice that addresses the development challenges posed by environmental and climate

Case Study: The Ethiopian Climate Change network experience as follows

 

UNIT 2: IDENTIFYING KEY ACTORS OF CLIMATE CHANGE PARTNERSHIPS AND NETWORKS
Content: This lesson will cover the topics on:

·         Key actors of Climate change actors in the Local Level

·         Key actors Climate change actors in District level

·         Key actors Climate change actors in provincial level

·         Key actors Climate change actors in the national level?

·         Key actors Climate change actors Regional/ continental level and international level.

·         Organizations who lead in above mentioned level.

They can be community, government, research/academia, NGO.

 

·         Their level of participation like grass loot implementation, funding, coordinating, guiding and planning will be part of the discussion

Objectives: At the end of this lesson, participants are expected to:

●       Have knowledge on identifying stakeholders of different level

●       Practically they are expected to present the list of the stakeholders and how they are connected.

●       The role of each organization will be described.

Method of training: The training will involve presentation, two way communication approach and discussions
Duration: 1 hour

 

Facilitation Method:

After the presentations and questions and comments session where the trainer will lead the group into discussion. The leading questions here will include:

  • How to identify key actors Climate change?
  • Who are the key actors:
  • Who leads them in different administrative units and level?

At the end of group discussion each group will come up with presentations that include previous actors on climate change and how they are connected vertically and horizontally following the administrative units.

Cae Studies: Some of the examples of actors in climate partnership.

Pastoralists                                                Farmers

Local Leaders, government and Professionals

 

 

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