Application Process for three UN CC:Learn Pilot Projects Initiated

With support provided by the Swiss Development Cooperation CC:Learn will support three Pilot Projects on Strengthening Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change in 2011-2012. Countries interested in becoming a pilot project are invited to notify the CC:Learn Secretariat by 31 January 2011.

UN CC:Learn, the One UN Training Service Platform for Climate Change, is a collaborative initiative of 23 UN agencies with the goal to offer a service platform to Member States, UN agencies and other development parties interested in designing and delivering effective, results-oriented and sustainable learning on climate change.

The CC:Learn pilot projects support countries in taking a strategic, long-term and results-oriented approach to climate change learning. The strategy development process brings together concerned government ministries and stakeholders with the goal of identifying specific human resources development action. The projects are directly linked to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC and the individual level capacity pillar of the UNFCCC Capacity Development Framework. They are based on the principle that relevant action needs to be country-driven, provide value to existing initiatives, foster a One UN approach to capacity development and be consistent with the 2005 Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

Countries interested in becoming a pilot country are invited to send a notification of interest on official letterhead to the CC:Learn Secretariat (uncclearn@unitar.org) by 31 January 2011. The application package will be provided to interested countries in early 2011. In connection with regional UNFCCC workshops on the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention (Education, Training and Public Awareness), some 30 countries have already expressed their informal interest in the initiative. In light of this significant country-demand, funding to support additional pilot projects is being sought from interested donors.

Further information on the projects is available at http://www.uncclearn.org/country-projects.