Interactive Workshop in Uganda Identifies Possible Priority Action to Strengthen Learning and Skills Development to Address Climate Change
19 September 2012, Kampala, Uganda - Building capacities for low-carbon and climate-proof development are key objectives of Uganda’s National Development Plan 2010-2015. The national education and training system plays a key role in meeting these objectives and delivering learning and skills development in support of a green transformation. In this context, the technical mid-term workshop for the national UN CC:Learn Project in Uganda, 19-20 September 2012, Kampala identified concrete action to strengthen institutional capacities in the country to deliver learning, focusing on the education, agriculture, energy, water, forestry, environment, tourism, works and transport sectors. Under the theme “Designing Results-based Action to Strengthen Human Resource Capacities to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development”, the workshop brought together more than 50 participants from various government sectors, education and training institutions, Members of Parliament, private sector, and civil society. Participants also defined a number of individual learning and skills development activities to support institutional reform and capacity development. UN CC:Learn is a One UN initiative on climate change learning for which UNITAR is providing the Secretariat.
- The development of a skills development strategy for clean technologies;
- A policy on integrating climate change learning into TVET;
- Scaling-up current efforts to integrate climate change in primary and secondary education;
- Training for artisans on producing energy-efficient stoves; and
- Launching of climate change awareness-raising campaign using mobile phones.