Application of Performance Indicators in Monitoring Capacity Building for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Eleven (11) Desert Prone Frontline States of Northern Nigeria Peter Tarfa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 6-7 November 2008 Special Climate Change Unit Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja Nigeria
About Us • National Focal Point for climate change; • DNA for CDM; • broad mandate: undertakes national implementation of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol and any other instrument put in place on climate change issue.
National Capacity Building Activities • Preparation of National Communication; • Preparation of NAPA (on voluntary bases); • National climate change programmes: awareness creation, technology needs assessment, CDM implementation etc;
Capacity Building cont. • E-Newsletter on climate change; • Website design for climate change; • Training on negotiation skills; • Launched the CDM procedural guidelines; • Project on building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC), website:www.nigeriaclimatechange.org
Capacity Building for Implementation of Adaptation Measures • The Eleven (11)desert prone front line states in Nigeria are facing precarious situation due to impacts of climate change. • Recognizing the need to build the capacity of policy makers and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) in tackling climate change adaptation, a three days National Workshop for the policy makers was organised;
Capacity Building • The workshop is part of the activities under a “Three year National Awareness Programme” on climate change; • Workshop targeted specifically States Commissioners of Environment, Permanent Secretaries, Director Generals of Environmental Protection Agencies, Directors and representatives of NGOs from the eleven states.
Objective of the Workshop • To facilitate formulation of good environmental policy and integrate climate change adaptation issues into the eleven front line states’ sustainable development action plan; • To assess and respond to vulnerability of sectors in light of predicted climate change impacts; • Build capacity to replicate workshops in respective states within the zone to response to climate change.
Using Indicators for Performance Monitoring • Performance indicators are designed to provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of projects or programmes establishing output and outcomes, both quantitatively and qualitatively • Expected output: To build informed responses to climate change in the eleven desert prone states by enhancing capacity at the community and state levels to implement effective adaptation strategies, policies and actions;
Performance Indicators • The following parameters at respective states were accessed and evaluated: i. Legal Framework; ii. Governance structure; iii. Capacity and manpower development;
2. Expected Outputs: • Knowledge and tools for analysis of climate change vulnerabilities and impacts on women, key sectors and eco-regional zones including scenarios on climate change impacts for planning; • Practical experience about community-based adaptation responses to climate change by vulnerable populations in key sectors and eco-regional zones; • Tools for action on climate change adaptation including tools and mechanisms to integrate and strengthen the role of women in climate change adaptation.
3 Outcome: • Increased integration of gender sensitive climate change adaptation into states sustainable development strategies; • Increased capacity of the states governments and civil society to take informed action on climate change.
Conclusion • Huge need for capacity development to effectively and efficiently response to climate change; • Long term training essential; • GEF funding for an enabling activity to scope needs, support establishment of governance structure; • Bilateral partnership to develop and implement CB initiatives through outreach, awareness, education and training; • Tracking CB implementation process.