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United Nations Development Programme. National Communications Support Programme NCSP UNDP/UNEP/GEF Martha Perdomo Global Manager, NCSP George Manful Senior Task Manager, UNEP Programme Objectives. To facilitate preparation of NCs

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United Nations Development Programme

National Communications Support ProgrammeNCSPUNDP/UNEP/GEF Martha PerdomoGlobal Manager, NCSPmartha.perdomo@undp.orgGeorge ManfulSenior Task Manager,

programme objectives
Programme Objectives
  • To facilitate preparation of NCs
  • To prepare and disseminate technical and policy- relevant materials, including training
  • To sustain capacity building efforts through:
    • knowledge networks
    • best practices
    • communications and outreach

Collaboration with regional institutions will be actively promoted

ncsp implementation strategy
NCSP Implementation Strategy
  • Provide support to all NAI Parties for the preparation of their NC
  • Consult with NC project coordinators on a regular basis
  • Flexible scheme to address changing priorities during preparation of NCs
  • Core thematic areas to be addressed by the NCSP
    • GHG inventories, vulnerability and adaptation, abatement
    • Technology transfer and needs assessments
    • Integration of climate change issues into national development plans
  • Cooperate with CGE for technical assistance
  • Web-based training materials, where appropriate
  • Provide assistance for preparation of mitigation and adaptation projects for funding
ncsp communications strategy
NCSP: Communications Strategy
  • Website
    • Updated monthly
    • Hosts Knowledge Networks
    • Expanded library of resources
  • Email list-server
    • Monthly information updates (e.g. project results, lessons learned, general climate news)
  • Quarterly Newsletter
    • Informing on NCSP and UNDP, UNEP, GEF climate change activities
  • UNFCCC side events to inform on progress
ncsp support activities
NCSP Support Activities
  • During project implementation:
    • Identify and share good practices on the basis of countries’ experiences
    • Provide technical feedback on draft NCs and sectoral technical reports
    • Provide guidance on methodological issues and resource materials, addressing gaps where relevant
    • Conduct regional thematic workshop in coordination with the CGE
    • Conduct sub-regional, targeted training activities
ncsp current activities
NCSP Current Activities
  • NCSP activities were initiated in June 2005
  • A workplan was prepared
  • A listserv is being updated on national project coordinators
  • A questionnaire on technical needs is being prepared
  • An initiation workshop is being organized for countries already starting the NC work
  • Preparations for a KN on GHG inventories are underway
  • Participation in training workshops of CGE
  • A meeting of the Advisory Committee is planned
kn on ghg inventories and v a
KN on GHG Inventories and V&A
  • Purpose: to provide an online facility for NAI experts:

- to exchange information

- ask questions

- share expertise

There is currently no such facility

kn on ghg inventories and v a1
KN on GHG Inventories and V&A
  • Description:
    • It will take the form of a moderated email listserv
    • Moderator will function as expert and as gatekeeper for listserv submissions
    • Substance of exchanges will be: information dissemination, questions and answers
    • Will engage regional Centres of excellence/organizations
    • Annual report to be produced, including lessons learned
status of preparation of ncs
Status of preparation of NCs
  • 102 countries have received funds ($15,000) for the stocktaking exercise and stakeholders consultations to prepare their NC project proposals under expedited procedures:
  • 6 countries are preparing their SNC without accessing stocktaking funds:
    • Argentina, Brazil, India and Peru (full cycle projects)
    • Morocco, Tunisia (followed expedited procedures)
  • 2 countries are preparing their TNC without accessing stocktaking funds:
    • Mexico, Uruguay (followed expedited procedures)
    • SNC: 103
    • TNC: 2
    • INC: 5
status of approval of projects
Status of approval of projects
  • Countries with project proposals approved, under expedited procedure:
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bolivia
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Rep. of Congo
  • Georgia
  • Haiti
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia (INC)
  • Macedonia
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico (TNC)
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Nicaragua
  • Niue
  • Samoa
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey (INC)
  • Uruguay (TNC)
  • Uzbekistan
  • Countries with project proposals approved, under full cycle procedures:
  • Argentina, Brazil, India, Peru
  • 16 countries have submitted their proposals to IAs for approval