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Eswatini
Southern Africa
Title
Capacity building for enhanced transparency in climate change monitoring, reporting and verification
Objective

Capacity building for enhanced transparency in climate change monitoring, reporting and verification

GEF project grant
USD 1.000.000
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Institutional framework and technical capacities for planning, monitoring, reporting Nationally Determined Contributions strengthened 

Stakeholders

Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs (MTEA)

eSwatini Environmental Authority (SEA)

National Climate Change Committee (NCCC)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC)

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Parliament Portfolio Committee for MTEA

Cabinet for the Kingdom of eSwatini

Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy

Ministry of Agriculture

Regions and Municipalities

Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO)

Gender Coordination Unit

Knowledge Management Approaches

Stock-taking exercise to assess the projects that have been undertaken and are ongoing. The outcome of this exercise will be a clear list of lessons learnt referenced to  the relevant projects, and the subsequent action (or in-action) for this project.

All information gained and training provided will be documented in an online platform that will be available to all relevant parties.

There will be continual webinars to ensure effective knowledge transfer between stakeholders and team members throughout the project.

This national project will allow the country to participate in the CBIT global coordination platform providing and receiving inputs. Sharing lessons learnt and experiences under the platform will ensure alignment of this CBIT project with other national, regional and global transparency initiatives.


Meet the focal point of the project
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Khetsiwe Khumalo

I am the climate change programme coordinator with the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Climate Change Unit. I am responsible for coordinating the country's reporting obligations under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement.

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Khetsiwe Khumalo
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Indicators on capacity for transparency
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities Target (1 - 4) Baseline (1 - 4) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 4) Terminal evaluation (1 - 4)
Qualitative assessment
3
1
pending pending
Quality of MRV Systems
Quality of MRV Systems Target (1 - 10) Baseline (1 - 10) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 10) Terminal evaluation (1 - 10)
MRV of National GHG inventory
6
3
pending pending
MRV of NDC Implementation
4
1
pending pending
MRV Climate Change Adaptation
3
1
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Number of visits per month to the public MRV platform 30 0 Online counting mechanism
Number of sectoral focal points for NDC implementation tracking providing data concurrently to the established platform as per guidelines 4 Annual data from sectors provided to the platform
Climate Transparency Unit annual workplan is approved Yes Unit not established The CTU and its annual workplan approved by the Principal Secretary (MoTEA)

Progress
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Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

Institutional Framework and technical capacities for planning, monitoring, reporting nationally determined contributions (NDC) strengthened

Outputs
Output

1. Climate change coordination framework estbalished for the Government of eSwatini and key stakeholders, with sectoral focal points to plan, track and report (internally) climate actions

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.1 Conduct a gaps and needs analysis for existing institutional arrangements for planning and implementing climate actions

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1.2 Review the outputs from activities 9.1.2 and 9.1.3 of teh proposed FNC/BUR project with regards to potential efficiency increases of existing institutional arrangements relating to the MRV system

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1.3 Provide technical support for the legal and regulatory framework to underpin proposed institutional arrangements (supported by the transparency unit);

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1.4 Establish communication plan, including the potential use of planned engagement activities to promulgate the outputs of this component

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Deliverable 1: One report on gaps and capacity needs regarding institutional arrangements for planning and implementing climate action

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Deliverable 2: Implementation plan for efficient and coordinated institutional arrangements

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Deliverable 3: Legal and Regulatory Framework design and drafts of Memorandums of Understanding or Cooperation Agreements for efficient and coordinated institutional arrangements

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Deliverable 4: Communication plan, including the potential use of planned engagement activities to promulgate the outputs of this component

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Output

2. Climate transparency unit institutionalized

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Activity or deliverable

2.1 Analyse constraints and barriers in establishing the proposed transparency unit

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2.2 Engage two consultants to operationalize the Transparency Unit

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2.3 Coordinate and maintain the MRV system with the transparency unit, which includes the management of access to the system for various stakeholders and ensuring the information contained within the system is kept up to date

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2.4 Regularly engage the Transparency Unit and the National Climate Change Committee to ensure coordination of secretariat functions

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2.5 Advise the transparency unit on technical aspects of proposed legislation and supporting legal and regulatory framework

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2.6 Prepare handover materials, guidance on the transition of responsibilities and conduct training to ensure that the consultant roles will be replaced by government staff

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2.7 Provide project information to the CBIT Global Coordination Platform and to other regional and global initiatives in the format of public engagements

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Deliverable 5: Implementation plan for institutionalizing the Transparency Unit

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Deliverable 6: Quarterly meetings between the National Climate Change Committee and the transparency unit to address institutional barriers related to the performing of secretariat functions

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Deliverable 7: Three workshops on technical MRV aspects organized by the Transparency unit

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Deliverable 8: Detailed annual work plan for the Transparency Unit including milestones for deliverables

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Deliverable 9: Report with recommendations on how to continue with the Transparency Unit after project end date

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Deliverable 10: eSwatini's country profile on the CBIT Global Coordination Platform maintained and kept up-to-date

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Output

3. National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (NCCSAP) reviewed and updated to ensure that NDC implementation is mainstreamed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

3.1 Update the National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (NCCSAP) and develop M&E framework for the NCCSAP to align with the NDC

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3.2 Hold consultations with climate change framework focal points and technical working groups, as identified in output 1, to develop sectoral strategies as part of the updated NCCSAP

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3.3 Undertake public consultation process to finalize the updated NCCSP and present it to Parliament

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3.4 Produce annual NCCSAP implementation reports in close coordination with the Transparency Unit

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Deliverable 11: Updated version of National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (NCCSAP) to comply with current MRV requirements and links to NDC

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0%
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Deliverable 12: Three workshops to present draft and final versions of the updated NCCSAP for all sectoral stakeholders

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Deliverable 13: Compilation of sector strategies integrated into the updated version of the NCCSAP with implementation plan and national indicators

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Deliverable 14: A series of public consultations to finalize the NCCSP and present to Parliament

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Deliverable 15: Two Annual Strategy implementation reports

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Output

4. An online Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) platform established

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

4.1 Conduct a needs assessment of existing technological and institutional capacity for the development of an online data management platform, identifying constraints and gaps

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4.2 Building on activity 4.1, establish an online portal to support MRV system reporting and policy planning

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4.3 Engage stakeholders with transparency unit, sectoral focal points and technical working groups to provide input on the structure of the online platform. This includes the consideration of other relevant reporting requirements that could be incorporated into the structure of the portal

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4.4 Populate the portal with data on challenges and vulnerabilities, sectoral climate actions, action indicators, investment, the wider impacts of actions, and supporting data such as stakeholder contact information, key datasets, etc. (continuous activity).

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Deliverable 16: One report assessing needs, constraints and gaps of existing technological and institutional capacity for the development of an online data platform

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Deliverable 17: Online portal established to support reporting on NDC implementation and policy planning

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Deliverable 18: Three workshops to get stakeholders inputs to the strucuture of the online platform

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Deliverable 19: Updated technical content on the online MRV portal: challenges and vulnerabilities, sectoral climate actions, action indicators, investments, impacts of actions, stakeholder contact information, key datasets; metrics and indicators

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Output

5. Tools, templates and guidelines for MRV of climate change data developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

5.1 Conduct gap analysis of current tools, templates and guidelines used in eSwatini’s MRV system

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5.2 Review international good practice tools, templates and guidelines and evaluate their applicability in eSwatini’s MRV system

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5.3 Develop country-specific templates to streamline data collection and reporting for government and data providers

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5.4 Develop material including a national GHG manual to support the development of long-term institutional memory recognizing that experts will change over time and successions need to be managed so that systems are sustainable

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Deliverable 20: One gap analysis of current tools, templates and guidelines used in Eswatini’s MRV system

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Deliverable 21: One report on international good practice tools, templates and guidelines reviewed and evaluated for their applicability in Eswatini’s MRV system

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Deliverable 22: Country-specific templates to streamline data collection and data reporting

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Deliverable 23: Material, including a national GHG manual, to support the development of long-term institutional memory

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Output

6. Country-specific metrics, indicators and methodologies devloped for tracking NDC climate actions

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6.1 Conduct scoping exercise to identify existing data sources, monitoring mechanisms and indicators for NDC climate actions

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6.2 Review existing metrics, indicators and methodologies from neighboring countries, principally South Africa and Mozambique, and assess suitability for adaptation in eSwatini

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6.3 Build on neighbouring countries’ indicators if applicable, and develop new indicators for country-specific NDC mitigation and adaptation actions

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6.4 Develop methodologies for data collection activities associated with NDC action indicators

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6.5 Update the NDC as needed to ensure alignment with NCCSAP

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Deliverable 24: One report on exisiting data sources and monitoring mechanisms

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Deliverable 25: One final report with a list of NDC indicators and methodologies for data collection activities

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Deliverable 26: Updated baseline data for NDC indicators compiled to enable scenario development

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Deliverable 27: NDC document updated as needed

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Output

7. Capacity building delivered on the MRV system in eSwatini

Activities or deliverables
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7.1 Conduct needs assessment for capacity building exercises within relevant institutions such as government departments responsible for tracking NDC implementation

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7.2 Build capacity among national experts in improved GHG inventory processes such as IPCC inventory methodologies, QA/QC tools, inventory management and reporting templates

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7.3 Develop and implement a capacity building program for focal points, technical working groups and stakeholders involved in NDC indicator tracking and reporting

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7.4 Build capacity for stakeholders on data supply and data quality

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7.5 Develop a ‘train the trainers’ scheme by providing support and materials that will enable capacity building exercises to be continued post-project

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7.6 Engage decision makers on how to integrate climate information into national policy

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7.7 Conduct peer exchange at the regional and international level

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Deliverable 28: Capacity development program for national experts on improved NDC implementation tracking, GHG inventory processes such as IPCC inventory methodologies, QA/QC tools, inventory management and reporting templates

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Deliverable 29: 15 training events for stakeholders reflecting the Capacity Development Program

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Deliverable 30: ‘Train the trainers’ scheme complementing the Capacity Development Program for efficinet NDC implementation, including materials and targeted capacity development

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Deliverable 31: Quartely meetings with decision makers on how to integrate climate information into national policy

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Deliverable 32: Participation in five peer exchange activities/events at the regional and international level

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Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
25%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
17%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
6%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
0%
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Eswatini
Southern Africa
Ratification of UNFCCC
07 . Oct . 1996
Kyoto Protocol
13 . Jan . 2006
Paris Agreement
21 . Sep . 2016
Population
2017
1,367.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
3,211.70
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
39.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 1994
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
1,055.95
Industry
4,902.70
Agriculture
1,233.49
Land Use Change and Forestry
-3,253.06
Waste
346.54
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2002 2012 2016
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending