Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) in East Africa with a Focus on Pro-Poor Low Emission Development
Posted by tatedo on March 15 2017 07:50:57
Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement (PIPA) in East Africa with a focus on pro-poor low emission development project is being implemented in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda in partnership with Sustainable Energy (SE) of Denmark, International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE), Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO), Sustainable Environmental Development Watch Kenya (SusWatch Kenya) and Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD).

Project Development objective: Contribute to strengthen the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitionsin the implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa.

Target Group & Participants
The primary target group and participants in this project are the CSOs in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda working on climate change, women’s associations, youth associations, climate change networks, associations of farmers, and associations of businesses that are involved in low emission development solutions. The primary target group will create awareness on the national framework climate change policy and legislation process, on-going endeavours to improve the NDCs and further integration of climate change into development plans for 2018-2022. A well-functioning regional cooperation could contribute to increase the capacities in these fields of the countries and give synergies.

The secondary target group is national, regional, and international decision-makers as well as relevant private sector actors. The secondary targets are the duty bearers whose decisions determine the course of development and allocate funds. At the national levels it is mainly ministries and government agencies involved. At the regional level, the main decision-makers targeted are relevant EAC institutions and committees; development partners working on climate change and energy related interventions, business entities, and media.
Expected outputs of the project

The project has potential to contribute to increased awareness on the benefit of low emission investments, development of more ambitious NDCs and LEDSs, and contribute to more constructive national positions at climate negotiations and other international fora.
• Nationally, CSO networks strengthened and participate actively to influence the NDCs and LEDSs.
• Regional CSO cooperation to influence the NDCs and LEDSs including financing strengthened.
• Increased coordinated CSO advocacy for an improved international framework including funding of NDCs and LEDSs.