C3D+ Partners Discuss Capacity Building for Research and Training Institutions in Developing Countries

20 May 2011: Partners of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)-coordinated project “Capacity Development for Adaptation to Climate Change and GHG Mitigation in Non-Annex I Countries” (C3D+) met from 18-20 May 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland, to consider how the capacities of research and training institutions in developing countries can be strengthened to support climate change adaptation and mitigation action.

The C3D+ Project is a four-year, multi-donor project that received core funding from the European Commission and supplementary funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation and the Swiss Government. Its objective is to improve the ability of developing countries to address climate change by the development of adaptation measures and the planning of mitigation strategies. C3D+ Partners consists of six organizations located in developing countries and three global organizations.

During the meeting, participants jointly presented on progress made and future plans concerning the further development and testing of tools and methods to support policy making for climate change adaptation and mitigation. They also discussed plans for future capacity building activities for the C3D+ partners located in developing countries. Participants underscored the need for institutional capacity building to be a continuous process in order to be effective. They therefore also discussed ways of ensuring that their initiatives are sustainable in the long run. [UNITAR Press Release] [C3D+ Website]