The Ministry of Environment in charge of Climate Change Management, Reforestation, and Protection of Natural and Forest Resources of Benin organizes a four-day training for staff of the Ministry and related organisations to strengthen capacities to access different climate change funding sources. The training is organized in collaboration with the local Centre d’Education à Distance (CED) and the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, with support from UN CC:Learn.
Provide different actors involved in the design, development, implementation and monitoring of climate change projects with an overview of existing funding sources at the national and international level; allow participants to identify the most realistic and immediate finance sources; familiarize participants with different resource mobilization techniques; strengthening capacities of participants to develop bankable project proposals.
The training includes an overview of funding sources available for climate related projects and techniques to formulate coherent and relevant projects that can be submitted to climate funds. Short presentations on project development (with the help of the logical framework) and proposal writing techniques are followed by practical work on selected project themes. The Environment Ministry is planning a follow-up session to evaluate the status of the funding proposals that are initiated during the training.
UN CC:Learn, is a collaboration of 33 multilateral organizations with the aim to strengthen human resources, learning and skills development in Member States through country driven processes. It is included in the "One UN Climate Change Action Framework" of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) through the High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP). The Secretariat is provided by UNITAR. The pilot implementation phase of UN CC:Learn in 2011-2013 is supported by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).