This event is the graduate ceremony for the teachers who completed the Programme of Education on Climate Change for Sustainable Development in the Dominican Republic. This Training Programme has been implemented to promote greater capabilities on the subject of climate change and contribute to sustainable development of communities. This initiative is part of the project One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change (UN CC:Learn).
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of 33 multilateral organizations which supports Member States in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is provided by UNITAR. An important aspect of UN CC:Learn is to support countries develop a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development through a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder process. During the course of 2012-2013, Benin, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Malawi, and Uganda are participating as UN CC:Learn pilot countries. Core funding for the 2011-2013 implementation phase of UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government.