The Capacity-building Knowledge to Action Day for the African Region will be conducted virtually this year, as a result of Africa Climate Week being postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The specific objectives of the Capacity-building Knowledge to Action Day are to:
-Increase the understanding of capacity-building gaps and needs of developing countries when it comes to boosting ambition and accelerating action to prepare and implement NDCs and NAPs and of the role local and national research institutions can play in building and retaining the required capacity;
-Foster a dialogue and facilitate the sharing of experiences and good practices related to effective collaboration among research institutions, governments, the private sector, and civil society in both the Global South and North for designing and providing tools, guidance, platforms, and advisory support aimed at strengthening capacity for preparing and/or implementing NAPs and NDCs;
-Encourage a discussion on how to interpret and match knowledge needs when enhancing implementation and increasing ambition of NDCs and NAPs, aiming to translate these into researchable questions;
-Jointly prioritize the capacity-building gaps with a view to identifying a research agenda and exploring ways to build the capacity of research institutions and governments to collaborate and promote effective climate action. The findings of this virtual event will be summarized and integrated into a joint report highlighting the outcomes and recommendations from all Capacity-building Knowledge to Action Days organized in 2019 and 2020. The findings will also be reported at the next research dialogue event