#AGGF2018 Event: Advancing Climate Action Plans (NDCs) Workshop

Date & Time: 26 November 2018 | 14:30-16:30 Location: AD12, Kigali Convention Centre

Background

The World Bank, with targeted support through the NDC Support Facility, is designing how to program and support the implementation of Rwanda’s climate and NDC agendas through supporting the Partnership Plan. Now, with a final Plan in place and an opportunity to coordinate the respective development partners with overlapping programs or corresponding development partners in similar activities, this event will dive into opening up the hood of the Partnership Plan for the purpose of distinguishing support activities for maximized impact and deepened coordination.

This two-hour event will bring together the development partners who have contributed to the Plan and share points of contact, distinguish projects and coordinate with the in-country facilitator on how to carry forward the Plan jointly.

Rwanda’s engagement with the NDC Partnership has involved sector consultations to develop a national NDC Partnership Plan based on the following outcomes:
    • A strengthened institutional and regulatory framework for sector coordination of NDC relevant priorities (environment and climate change)
    • The development and implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, with measurement, reporting and verification systems and processes to track progress on emissions, adaptation and gender responsive targets
    • Enhanced institutional and technical capacity to develop and implement cross-sector NDC priority actions
    • Accelerated financing for national flagship projects for sector specific NDC priorities
Programme
  • 14:00 – Welcome by MC – Chris Mburu, UN Rwanda
  • 14:05 – Remarks – Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Rwanda
  • 14:15 – Remarks by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Rwanda
  • 14:25 – Remarks by the European Union Ambassador to Rwanda
  • 14:35 – Introduction of the NDC Partnership and process of coordinating support for NDC implementation and lessons learnt on NDC Partnership country’s engagement from other countries – NDC Partnership Support Unit
  • 14:50 – Introduction of the World Bank NDC Support Facility and its support to the NDC Partnership’s country engagement process – World Bank
  • 15:05 – Overview of the NDC Partnership Plan with a focus on the priority areas of support and the development partners contributing to the Plan
  • 15:20 – Group Plenary – Moderator
    • To carry forward the NDC, through the Partnership Plan, how will this group coordinate and communicate to ensure sequential impact and avoided redundancy?
    • What resources can this group quickly mobilise to support short term technical assistance or longer term embedded advisors to support the Ministry of Finance and Economy Planning and the Ministry of Environment to carry forward the Plan?
    • How can partners use existing governance mechanisms more effectively for joint planning, programming and implementation?
    • To track progress, can partners share information transparently on their respective activities that contribute to shared goals?
  • 16:00 – Closing Remarks – Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
  • 16:10 – Group Photo
This event will focus on the programming of the NDC Support Facility funding, but also allow for other development partners who are contributing to the Partnership Plan to coordinate between themselves as well. The World Bank, with the NDC Support Facility, and the NDC Partnership have already provided some resources to kickstart NDC and climate action implementation. The full achievement of Rwanda’s green growth and climate agenda, much more will be needed to achieve those ambitious goals.