New Training Manual on Climate Change for Desk-Officers and Other Relevant Stakeholders in Uganda
18 October 2017, Kampala, Uganda - The Climate Change Department (CCD) of the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) of Uganda has developed a “National Climate Change Training Manual for the Inter-Institutional Climate Change Desk Officers and Relevant Stakeholders for Uganda”. This manual was prepared with the support of UN CC:Learn and technical input from Makerere University. It will be used to train desk officers from different Ministries, as well as representatives from the private sector and civil society organizations, on climate change, its diverse impacts as well as possible adaptation and mitigation options.
The content of the Training Manual is organized into four sections:
- Section 1 focuses on the basic elements of climate change (e.g. science, perspectives at the global, regional, national, sub-national levels, impacts).
- Section 2 introduces the roles of different Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the impacts of climate change on selected sectors, as well as possible sectoral responses.
- Section 3 highlights climate change in cross-cutting sectors, showing the combination of direct and indirect impacts of climate change as well as adaptation and mitigation options.
- Section 4 includes recommendations to guide possible action(s) emanating from the development of this training manual, as well as references, a glossary, and annexes.
As a key reference material, this manual aims at strengthening knowledge and skills for the integration of climate change into different sectors and the promotion of green low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
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