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Launch of the iGST WAHub Capacity Building Series

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the iGST WA Hub Capacity Building Series, aimed at fostering a deeper understanding of the first GST decision across various thematic areas.

The 2024 Capacity Building Program seeks to empower members and stakeholders in West Africa by providing insights into the significance, implications, and practical applications of the first GST decision. This knowledge will be essential for active engagement in the current phase of Paris Agreement implementation.

Running from April to October 2024, the program will feature webinars conducted in both English and French, followed by interactive Q&A sessions.

Kindly mark your calendars for the upcoming sessions.

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18th April 202410 AM – 12 AMOverview of the First Global StocktakeMr. Walters Tabua,Regional Lead, RCC for West and Central Africa · United Nations Climate Change Secretariat · UNFCCCURL: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81011082978?pwd=WOGmUfG42Rsoj2i2xHUPPw3FzeqKLt.1
23rd April 20249 AM – 12 PMOverview of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Paris Agreement andMr. Seth OsafoLegal Advisor, African Group of Advisors. 
24th April 20249 AM -12 PMNegotiation StrategiesMr. Seth OsafoLegal Advisor, African Group of Advisors.

Announcement: Call for Proposals – iGST West Africa Regional Hub (iGST WA Hub) Small Grants Program

The iGST WA Hub is seeking Small Grant Projects within the Hub. If you’re part of our network, seize this opportunity to showcase your ideas and contribute to crucial climate-related initiatives in the region.

We’re on the lookout for projects focusing on local adaptation and mitigation efforts, capacity building, technology development, awareness creation, and research and systematic observation within West Africa.

This call is exclusively open to iGST WA Hub members. The application window kicks off on March 25, 2024, and runs until April 25, 2024, at 11:30 pm GMT. Send in your proposals to igstwahub@wascal.org .

For more information, candidates can refer to the Terms of Reference and/or contact the secretariat on igstwahub@wascal.org.

Terms of Reference (ToR) – ENGLISH

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Terms of Reference (ToR) – FRENCH

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Introducing the iGST WA Hub’s Young Fellowship Program

In line with its objective to contribute to the Global Stocktake (GST) process under the Paris Agreement, the West Africa Regional Hub of the Independent Global Stocktake (iGST WA Hub) has launched its Young Fellowship Program (YFP) which seeks to actively engage the youth in the region to contribute to the fight against climate change. The YFP is a six-month research program with the aim of building the capacity of the fellows in relevant topics related to the Paris Agreement and its implementation while providing them with mentorship to enable them to carry out a regional study that includes:

  • Analysis of the West African Parties’ commitments from NDCs including their goals, ambitions, and strategies related to climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • Analysis of the contents of NDCs vis-à-vis the policies of the different development sectors of each country on the one hand and the results of the first GST on the other hand.
  • Evaluation of the alignment of the Parties’ NDCs with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.
  • Identification of gaps in information and data on climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a specific focus on the unaccounted Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) efforts or relevant actions in the field.
  • Evaluation of the relevance of the NDCs in a local context.

The iGST WA Hub’s Young Fellows bring a wealth of passion and dedication to this endeavor. They were selected from a diverse set of backgrounds and expertise that collectively form the backbone of this program.

The Young Fellows

Bottom-up Approach of Regional Non-state Actors toward Updating NDCs in Post-GST

The iGST West Africa Regional Hub is collaborating with the South-East Asia Hub and the University of Technology (Malasia) to host a special side event at COP28 on Friday, 1st December 2023 (6:30 – 8:00 PM GMT+4). The venue is the SE Room 8 (125pax). The link to the side event page is here.

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