Niger Validates its National Climate Change Learning Strategy
On 16 August 2016, the Validation Workshop of Niger's National Climate Change Learning was held in Namsay, Niger. Thirty representatives of various ministries, international cooperation agencies, the academic sector and civil society came together to bring the latest amendments to the Strategy. The event was organized by the Executive Secretariat of the National Council of the Environment for Sustainable Development (SE-CNEDD), with the support of UN CC:Learn.
The workshop presented a final opportunity for stakeholders to incorporate their perspectives in the document of the National Climate Change Learning Strategy, which is under development in Niger, and follows a National Planning Workshop and a Midterm Workshop. Representatives proposed to clarify in particular the costs associated with various measures proposed and to improve certain parts of the document.
Following this validation workshop, the strategy will be amended and submitted to the Cabinet in order to integrate it into the national policy framework.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).