Group photo Uganda WS

Workshop on tracking progress on adaptation to climate change in Uganda

From the 8th to the 10th of May of 2019, about 35 country representatives and 16 participants from international organizations and initiatives met in Kampala, Uganda, to discuss tracking progress on adaptation to climate change under the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF). The workshop aimed at adaptation technical experts, either government officials or employees of state umbrella organizations, managing and overseeing technical dossiers in the field of M&E of climate change adaptation.

The workshop is jointly organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Environment Global Support Programme, and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The workshop is hosted by the Ministry of Water and Environement of the Republic of Uganda.

This technical workshop aims to bring together participants from Anglophone African countries to provide a space for exchange and learning about:

  1. Share experiences, challenges and potential solutions related to adaptation to climate change with a special focus on the agricultural sector, and how it relates to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF).
  2. Foster South-South Learning.
  3. Promote technical capacity building on M&E of adaptation to climate change.

Day 1  - Wednesday 8th May 2019

Stanford Mwakasonda (GSP) - Key Messages from the African Climate Week with regard to Adaptation & Transparency

Barry Smith (IIED) - The Global Challenges in Adaptation M&E and the Importance of National Systems

Elisa DiStefano (FAO) - Introduction to M&E of adaptation in the agriculture sector

Barry Smith (IIED) - Institutional Mapping Excercise: Sketching National Systems

Day 2 - Thursday 9th May 2019

Elisa DiStefano (FAO) - Function and Types of Adaptation Indicators

Barry Smith (IIED) - Preliminary Examples of Good Practice

Deborah Murphy (NAP GN) - National Adaptation Plan (NAP) M&E and the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF)

Parallel Sessions:

Elisa DiStefano (FAO) - Stocktake of Existing National Indicators and Data Sources: Challenges and Actions

Deborah Murphy (NAP GN) - M&E of National Adaptation Plans


Day 3 - Friday 10th May 2019

Tracy Kajumba (IIED) - Gender-responsive adaptation

Henry Neufeldt (UNEP DTU) - Linking Adaptation to the Global Context: Towards Implementing the Paris Agreement

Deborah Murphy (NAP GN) - Alignment of country efforts under the 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreement and Sendai Framework