Benin is one of five pilot countries that implement a UN CC:Learn Project on Strengthening Human Resources and Skills to Address Climate Change in 2011-2013. The projects aim at supporting countries in taking a strategic and results-oriented approach to climate change learning. In November 2011, the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Urbanism organized a National Planning Workshop for Phase 1 of the national UN CC:Learn Project which involves the development of a National Strategy to Strengthen Human Resources and Skills to Advance Green, Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development. At the workshop the main strategic lines and workplan of the Project were agreed upon with key actors in Government, civil society and international development partners.
Based on the results of a structured research process to identify required competencies and learning needs to meet national climate change objectives, a draft National Strategy has been developed that will be reviewed at the Workshop. The draft Strategy includes propositions for specific Priority Action to strengthen learning and skills development.
Workshop objectives include:
- Review the structure and content of the National Strategy, and
- Identify a number of Priority Action to be included in the National Strategy.
UN CC:Learn, is a collaboration of 32 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).