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PROJECT: African Group of Negotiators (AGN) Support Unit


Project Reference: ADAF-0003b

The Africa Group of Negotiators (AGN) is an alliance of African Member States. The AGN represents the region in the international climate change negotiations with a common and unified voice.

The AGN often faces significant barriers to effective participation in the climate change negotiations. This is in part due to a lack of strategic and technical assistance on complex negotiating issues that is tailored to the interests and priorities of Africa. As a result, the ability of African countries to constructively contribute and influence the UNFCCC process is hindered. And yet it is in the interest of a fair and equitable climate change agreement that Africa is supported to take a more active and influential role in the climate change negotiations.

With support from the CDKN Advocacy Fund, the AGN Support Unit was established to provide the Group with strategic and policy guidance on the multilateral climate change process, technical and legal assistance on key negotiating issues, and coordination and administrative support. The aim of these services was to provide longer-term support to the AGN in a way that builds African capacity. The provision of strategic guidance, technical assistance and coordination support has helped to ensure the AGN’s effective and influential participation in the UNFCCC process.

The support was coordinated by BEA International, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Project Manager: Karen Sutherland

Timeframe: 1 year, Mar 2013 – Mar 2014

CDKN Funding: £208,958

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