Government and stakeholders in Benin support a strategic approach to climate change learning and skills development
November 2011, Cotonou, Benin – Addressing the adverse effects of climate change in Benin, such as floods, droughts, heat-waves and sea-level rise, requires new competences and skills in various sectors, and at different levels of governance. To address this challenge, Benin kicked off the UN CC: Learn pilot project entitled “Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change” on 10 November 2011, through a National Planning Workshop in Cotonou. Close to 40 representatives from various government sectors, national education and training institutions, civil society and the UN system participated in the workshop. The Secretariat of UN CC: Learn is hosted by UNITAR.