Climate Change & Sustainable Development, REDD+ and Green Climate Finance (GCF) Training
The Africa School of Project Management (ASPM) was established in the year 2000 in Kenya as a membership based professional management organization. The school was formed to address capacity building needs among development partners, donor organizations, Government agencies, International and private sector firms in Africa.
The school has been pivotal in capacity building in South Sudan, South Africa, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Somalia, Liberia, The Gambia, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. The school has trained over 12,000 staffs who are involved in different projects and also conducted surveys, evaluations and research in different projects and businesses in Africa.
Climate change remains one of the biggest challenges across Africa in the 21st century. Africa School of Project Management (ASPM) will be bringing together delegates across Africa to deliberate, learn and share experiences on Climate change & sustainable development, REDD+ and Green Climate Change Fund (GCF).
In-order to better understand the current global climate change, the discourse will focus on the historic, prehistoric climate change before considering the scientific prognosis for climate change. The discourse will explore options for mitigation and adaptation. The workshop will also explore Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+). Some of the elements that will be covered include; the Project implementation of REDD+ at regional, country, county and community levels including the current financial resources available. The discussion will also cover how to engage the relevant stakeholders to principles of good governance.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change.
GCF aims to catalyse a flow of climate finance to invest in low-emission and climate-resilient development, driving a paradigm shift in the global response to climate change. The discourse on GCF will aim to achieve the following; Have a better understanding of the Financial Management instruments, fiduciary compliance and project/program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting techniques and systems. Understand the private sector accreditation processes for financial institutions; the Environmental and Social Standards.