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UNDP Launches Africa CDM Online Platform

UNDP9 August 2011: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Environment Project has launched the Africa Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) online platform, which is intended to provide a platform to share and exchange knowledge and experiences within the African region.

The platform, developed in collaboration with the South African Designated National Authority (DNA) and the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), is expected to enhance the coordination of CDM projects across Africa through the active participation of DNA staff and CDM experts. Thus far, seven countries, namely South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Cote D'Ivoire, Rwanda, Malawi, Guinea, have joined the platform with more expected to join in the near future.

Through the exchange of experiences and ideas, particularly of successfully implemented projects, it is hoped that DNAs' capacity will be enhanced. The platform is also expected to contribute to creating an enabling environment for the development of CDM initiatives, which will assist in bridging the gap between global and African CDM project development. [IISD RS Sources]