Civil Society Organization Training on Climate Change and Climate Diplomacy

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; July 6-8, 2021 – GGGI organized a training session for civil society organizations on climate change in the line with CoP26 preparations from July 6 to 8, 2021.

These training sessions were an opportunity for 62 CSOs from various backgrounds to strengthen their capacities on climate change and the process of climate negotiations.

In his opening remarks, Dr Assamoi Eric, Director of the Fight against Climate Change, representing the Minister of the Environment, insisted on the capital role that CSOs must play in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the NDC.

These training sessions are part of the project: “Empowering Local Non-State Actors and Vulnerable Communities for Climate Action and Resilience in Côte d’Ivoire”. The project is funded by OSIWA.

The training sessions covered modules on climate finance, climate diplomacy, climate change, advocacy, solutions to climate change and the synergistic links between climate and biodiversity. Overall trainees were satisfied of the results achieved during the five day training workshop and expressed the need for them to create a platform of CSO involved in climate change activities.

Dr. Mallé Fofana, GGGI Country Representative closed the sessions by recalling the interest of GGGI and its partner OSIWA in supporting CSOs in capacity building and advocacy activities.