When training is (and is not) a solution



Over the past several weeks, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning and UNDP have been very active in the field of climate change by presenting many reports, analyzes, assessments, conclusions and recommendations on numerous webinars. “When training is (and is not) a solution – Capacity and Training Needs Assessment for Transparency in Climate Change” was one of the many interesting webinars from the series of these webinars. An assessment of the current situation and what are the capacity building and training needs in the relevant institutions related to transparency in climate change, was presented by Ms. Susan Legro (Chief Technical Adviser in the CBIT Project in the country) at this webinar, held on May 13, 2020.

This assessment was conducted by desk analysis of several relevant reports as well as a thorough analysis of the answers of the surveys sent to the nominated members of the National Network of Climate Change Practitioners (NNCCP) from the relevant institutions. The results of the assessment imply that the capacity building needs of the relevant institutions vary. It is important to communicate that some of these needs are best addressed at organizational or institutional level and cannot be resolved through individual capacity strengthening or training. In cases where training and other capacity strengthening are suitable, it will be important to acknowledge the different types of content that will be needed to address self-assessed problems. 

 

Ms. Legro also presented the recommendations of this assessment and a 2-year Draft Training Plan to initiate a discussion on how to allocate training resources and incorporate training and capacity strengthening into the project’s annual work programs. This covers the suggested timing, target group, content, goal and provider of various training and capacity strengthening measures under the CBIT project.  

 

The presentation was followed by an interesting discussion of nearly 30 participants of this webinar (65% women, 35%men). They discussed the results and recommendations of the assessment report as well as the alignment of the education and the capacity building trainings, solutions to staff turnover within public institutions, the possibility of legally binding trainings and transfer of knowledge for public servants in order to set up a sustainable structure in the field.

 

The webinar was held as part of the "Capacity-building initiative for Transparency in Climate Change" (CBIT project), which is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning with the technical and financial support of UNDP and GEF.

 

You can watch the video here.

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