UN CC:Learn in Niger
Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change
Niger, in the coming decades, will face extreme weather phenomena such as sudden and torrential rainfalls or droughts, heat waves, strong winds often carrying dust bearing epidemic diseases. Many challenges must be faced to deal with these phenomena. It is notably to meet these challenges that the Government of Niger has requested and received support to develop a national climate change learning strategy. Through the Project the country is taking a strategic and results-oriented approach to climate change learning with the involvement of key sectors and stakeholders.
The UN CC:Learn Project in Niger was initiated in 2015. The Project aims to foster a systematic and country-driven process to strengthen human resources and skills to advance green, low emission and climate resilient development. It is implemented under the leadership of the Secrétariat Exécutif du Conseil National de l'environnement pour un développement durable (SE-CNEDD) in collaboration with UNDP, with support by UN CC:Learn.
The project is implemented under the leadership of the Secrétariat Exécutif du Conseil national de l’environnement pour un développement durable (SE-CNEDD) of Niger.
The first step for the development of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy is to develop a background report. Find the background report here.
UN Support to Address Climate Change in Niger
The UN CC:Learn Project aims to provide value added to existing UN initiatives in Niger to support a green and climate resilient transformation. The UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2014-2018 for Niger provides several entry points for climate change education and training, in particular Product 2.1: National, regional and local institutions have strengthened capacity in environmental management and relevant finance for environmental management.
The UNDAF can be found here (in French).