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Country Initiatives Details

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the Congo Basin

Canada’s Total Contribution: $780,000

Targeted Countries: Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Gabon Guinea Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Canada provided support to this initiative to improve understanding and enhance capacity on the selection, design and financing of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in 10 countries located in the Congo Basin Region.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Two separate activities were conducted through this project: (1) national workshops; and, (2) a nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) identification report in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The results of the workshop and the workshop material have been transformed into an online training tool with free world wide access (http://www.iisd.org/learning/course/index.php?categoryid=18). More importantly the project will lead to a NAMA proposal in the biofuel sector as the background document to finance the implementation of the NAMA in the DRC.

Canada Fund for African Climate Resilience: Adapting to Climate Change to Ensure Food Security

Canada’s Total Contribution: $2,242,624

Targeted Countries: Rwanda

Funding Period: 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

Through the $23.2 million Canada Fund for African Climate Resilience, Canada provided support for an increased access to sufficient, nutritious, and safe food among those most vulnerable to climate change in the refugee/returnee areas of the Gatsibo and Kayonza districts.

Results/Expected Outcomes

With support from Canada’s contribution, key results achieved by this initiative to date include:
  • household member training in the sustainable use of water harvesting and irrigation technologies, organic permaculture home gardening;
  • training in financial management, leadership and advocacy for female members of cooperatives;
  • the adoption of permaculture practices in agriculture has enabled households and cooperatives to grow vegetables throughout the year with less labour, and as a sustainable source of nutritious food and income generation
  • the formation/strengthening of environmental committees

Institutional Capacity Building Support Project

Canada’s Total Contribution: $970,000

Targeted Countries: Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Equatorial Guinea Gabon Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe

Funding Period: 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Delivery Partner(s):

Description

The objective of this project is to promote the economic growth of the countries of the Congo Basin by contributing to the creation of an enabling environment in which socio-economic actors can ensure a fair and sustainable management of natural resources and their derived products. The project supports the implementation of the Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) Action plan. The project specifically aims to support the facilitation of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), a non-binding partnership established in 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg today with today 70 organizations, including: the 10 States Member of COMIFAC, bilateral and multilateral organizations, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and private sector representatives. The CBFP works closely with COMIFAC, the sub-regional institution responsible for the orientation and harmonization of forest and environmental policies in order to promote the conservation and sustainable management of the Congo Basin forest ecosystems. These natural resources are of paramount importance for the development and growth of national economies in the region and are also the main source of livelihood of nearly 30 million people.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2013) include: (i) The number of Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) members increased from 54 to 70 organizations, (ii) CBFP supported Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) in various international fora on climate change, (iii) five international conferences in four Central African countries on the conservation and sustainable management of forest ecosystems in the Congo Basin have been held gathering some 250 to 350 participants per event; (iv) COMIFAC consultation platforms in the areas of governance, biodiversity and desertification were supported technically (v) the CBFP website has been strengthened and updated regularly (vi) civil society groups, including women's groups, were supported to facilitate their participation in international fora on climate change and (vii) gender issues were integrated in the COMIFAC action plan.
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