New Guinea Islands GCF Regional Workshop Report

The regional workshops bring climate change governance to the sub-national level. The workshop provides an avenue for exchanging ideas and learning how stakeholders at the sub-national level will engage in GCF project development and implementation; and how the NDA makes it work by facilitating, leading consultations and coordinating GCF project development and implementation. To effect this, GGGI as the Delivery Partner to Papua New Guinea’s Green Climate Fund Readiness program, aims to:
• Support the Government to establish effective coordination mechanism, strategic frameworks, build
relevant capacity in government partners and to achieve higher quality, more innovative climate project
• Strengthen the role of the CCDA as the NDA to the GCF and improving their coordinating capacity to
ensure stakeholders across PNG understand and can implement GCF projects;
• The workshop is to streamline the GCF NDA functions and governance to PNG by focusing on strengthening
the role of Provincial Climate Change Committees (PCCC) (GCF conduit at the local level of government)
as the main bottom up conduit in the GCF No Objection Procedure (NOL);
• The workshop serves as a consultation forum for the CCDA on issues such as its legal mandate i.e. CCMA
and pending administrative regulations which serve as a complimentary purpose to the overall capacity
building and stakeholder engagement process that GCF is supporting;
• The workshop provides information to stakeholders on the NDA and GCF’s roles, functions and procedures
and focuses on identifying processes to link and strengthen the GCF NDA functions, communication and
governance to the sub-national level by focusing on awareness raising to the Provincial Climate Change
Committees (the GCF NDA contact at the local level) and enabling them to participate in the GCF project
development process;
• The workshop also provides information on the NDA’s No Objection Letter (NOL) Procedure and will serve
as a consultation on the NOL procedure to a wide range of stakeholders;
• The review of Climate Change (Management) Act aims to identify potential gaps in the implementation,
enforcement and MRV capacities of the CCMA and how it relates to and regulates several other sectors.
The regional workshops seek to create a basis for provincial and local feedback to aid in creating a more
attuned and effective CCMA, which would utilise local capacity.
A total of four regional workshops, each with a duration of 3 days will be conducted in the four regions of PNG. Stakeholders from the provinces from each region attended the respective regional workshops. The objectives of the workshop were delivered commencing in Mt. Hagen for the Highlands Region from 21-23 May, followed by Lae and Kimbe for the Momase and New Guinea Islands on the 28-30th May and 11-13th June respectively. The fourth and final workshop will take place in Alotau on the 9-12 July 2019 for the Southern Region.

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