The “Global capacity-building towards enhanced transparency in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector” project serves as an umbrella for all national CBIT AFOLU-based projects.

The project comprises three components:

  • Component 1: Supporting developing countries to strengthen their capacity to establish and sustain the institutional arrangements needed to respond to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) requirements and improve decision-making processes
  • Component 2: Building developing countries’ technical capacity to establish robust systems to measure, report and verify GHG emissions and removals, and to monitor and evaluate adaptation actions in the AFOLU sector in accordance with the ETF.
  • Component 3: Sharing knowledge and improving coordination amongst global transparency practitioners to sustain and scale up institutional and technical capacity improvements in the AFOLU sector.

The implementation of activities under each component will allow the global CBIT-AFOLU project to deliver a combination of:

  1. stand-alone tools designed to help countries to overcome the challenges posed by the ETF in the agriculture sectors;
  2. pilot actions aimed at validating and refining the tools while stimulating country-level capacities to comply with ETF in the agriculture sectors;
  3. dissemination of knowledge and tools across a wide range of platforms and networks and coordination with other transparency practitioners to ensure a broad outreach.

The following pilot countries expressed interest in receiving support to enhance their capacity to address the ETF. They have been selected through an assessment based on a number of criteria, such as the contribution of agriculture to their overall NDC objectives, the AFOLU GHG emissions and removals share and the number of UNFCCC reports produced.


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Title
Global capacity-building towards enhanced transparency in the AFOLU sector (CBIT-AFOLU)
Objective

To strengthen developing country technical and institutional capacity, through a coordinated dissemination of knowledge, to meet enhanced transparency framework requirements when implementing priority actions for achieving their respective nationally determined contributions in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use sector.

GEF project grant
USD 1.776.484
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Enhanced institutional capacity to establish reliable and sustainable knowledge management structures in compliance with the enhanced transparency framework (ETF) processes achieved in developing countries

Improved institutional capacity and knowledge management structures established in selected countries

Enhanced technical capacity of developing countries to comply with the ETF processes in the AFOLU sector through greater access and adoption of new set of MRV and M&E tools

Enhanced technical capacity achieved in selected countries to establish MRV and M&E systems to track NDC priority actions in the AFOLU sector, compliant with the ETF requirements

Increased opportunity of developing countries to participate in information and knowledge sharing networks and adopt transparency-related tools, methodologies, and best practices in order to comply with the ETF in the AFOLU sector

Improved coordination of information and knowledge of global tools, methodologies, and best practices available for meeting requirements under ETF

Stakeholders

Relevant sector ministries of the beneficiaries countries

Relevant sector agencies, departments, and authorities of the beneficiaries countries

CBIT Global Coordination Platform

Donors

Research institutes and universities

Civil society

Knowledge Management Approaches

Knowledge management will take place at the national, regional, and global level

Contributions to knowledge management in the AFOLU sector will build upon collaboration with UNDP, UN Environment, and UNFCCC in support of the CBIT Global Coordination Platform

Dissemination and maintenance of tools, methodological guidance, and learning forums translated in the three UN languages for better dissemination through webinar, community of practice, and massive open online courses

Promotion of a knowledge sharing culture and institutional coordination (horizontal and vertical) mechanisms

Organization of mutual learning among countries in order to reinforce the south-south cooperation through existing networks such as West Africa MRV Networks, Red INGEI


Meet the focal point of the project
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Mirella Salvatore

Climate Change Officer at FAO

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Mirella Salvatore
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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)
Armenia
3
2
pending pending
Belize
3
2
pending pending
Benin
3
2
pending pending
Bhutan
3
2
pending pending
Brazil
4
3
pending pending
Burundi
3
2
pending pending
Guinea
3
1
pending pending
Haiti
3
1
pending pending
India
4
3
pending pending
Indonesia
4
3
pending pending
Malawi
3
1
pending pending
Mali
3
2
pending pending
Mozambique
3
1
pending pending
Namibia
3
2
pending pending
Nepal
2
1
pending pending
Senegal
3
2
pending pending
Sudan
2
1
pending pending
Viet Nam
4
3
pending pending
Zambia
2
1
pending pending
Zimbabwe
3
2
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)
Armenia
6
5
pending pending
Belize
3
1
pending pending
Benin
3
2
pending pending
Bhutan
3
2
pending pending
Brazil
7
6
pending pending
Burundi
3
2
pending pending
Guinea
3
1
pending pending
Haiti
3
1
pending pending
India
5
4
pending pending
Indonesia
6
5
pending pending
Malawi
3
1
pending pending
Mali
3
2
pending pending
Mozambique
3
1
pending pending
Namibia
6
5
pending pending
Nepal
3
2
pending pending
Senegal
4
3
pending pending
Sudan
3
1
pending pending
Viet Nam
6
5
pending pending
Zambia
3
1
pending pending
Zimbabwe
4
3
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
1.1 Number of ‘ETF-enhanced’ IA Global Products 3 None Tools available on line
1.1.1 Number of tools reviewed 5 None Assessment report of reviewed and improved tools
1.1.1 Number of ‘ETF-ready’ IA Products 3 None Assessment report of reviewed and improved tools
1.1.2 Number of comments and lessons learned 8 None Brief report on lessons learned
1.2 Number of pilot and project countries with the capacity to use the ‘ETF-enhanced’ IA Global Products to set-up institutional arrangements 6 Number of countries Capacity building assessment survey (pre and post), with gender information
1.2.1 Number of pilot and project country practitioners disaggregated by gender receiving training in use of ‘ETF-ready’ IA Products 40 None Capacity building records, with information on gender
1.2.2 Number of policy makers and practitioners disaggregated by gender across sectors made aware of ETF institutional arrangements 24 None Raising awareness records, with information on gender
2.1 Number of ‘ETF-enhanced’ MRV and M&E Global Products 14 None Tools available on line
2.1.1 Number of tools reviewed 15 None Assessment report of reviewed tools
2.1.1 Number of comments and feedback received and integrated 10 None Brief report on comments, feedback and lessons learned
2.1.2 Number of tools reviewed 8 None Assessment report of reviewed tools
2.1.2 Number of comments and feedback received and integrated 4 None Brief report on comments, feedback and lessons learned
2.2 Number of pilot and project countries that have the capacity to use ‘ETF-enhanced’ MRV and M&E Global Products 6 Number of countries Capacity building assessment survey (pre and post), with gender information
2.2.1 Number of pilot and project country practitioners, disaggregated by gender, receiving training in use of ‘ETF-ready’ MRV Products 40 None Technical training reports, with gender information on the participants
2.2.2 Number of pilot and project country practitioners, disaggregated by gender, receiving training in use of ‘ETF-ready’ M&E Products 10 None Technical training reports, with gender information on the participants
3.1 Number of agriculture experts & practitioners, disaggregated by gender, are aware of the Global Products 300 None Analytics on platforms and event reports and records, with gender information
3.1.1 Number of platforms where the Global Products were disseminated 4 None Communication news advertising the platforms containing the Global Products
3.1.1 Number of physical and virtual events 10 None Knowledge event records
3.1.2 Participation of Champion Groups in knowledge-sharing events, with info on gender balance 8 None Presentation in knowledge-sharing events
3.2 Number of stakeholders, disaggregated by gender, outreached through increased coordination 100 None List of participants in coordinated events
3.2 Number of countries with non-FAO CBIT-project informed 20 None List of countries in coordinated events
3.2.1 Scaling up of the coordination among agencies, with info on gender balance 90% 30% Cross-agency cooperation assessment
3.2.2 Organization of initiatives/events to strengthen multi-stakeholder coordination 4 None Coordination meeting reports

Progress
<Narrative description of progress to be provided by project focal point>
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome
1.1‘ETF-enhanced’ IA Global Products, in line with ETF requirements and enhanced with county experiences, are available to support the creation and/or the sustainability of institutional arrangements for developing countries
Outputs
Output
1.1.1 ETF-ready’ IA Products for establishing and/or strengthening sustainable institutional processes for AFOLU-related data gathering and information management, necessary for meeting ETF requirements, developed
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Collect, review and assess existing tools aimed to enhance institutional arrangements
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Examine countries' experiences in the use of existing tools and needs for IA
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
3. Develop ‘ETF-ready’ IA Products for testing
Status
0%
Output
1.1.2 ‘ETF-enhanced’ IA Global Products developed based on feedback and lessons learned from capacity building activities
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Tailor tools according to countries' feedback collected through the events described in output 1.2.1
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Finalize the ‘ETF-enhanced’ IA Global Products
Status
0%
Outcome
1.2 Enhanced institutional and knowledge management capacity established in selected pilot and project countries
Outputs
Output
1.2.1 Capacity building on the ‘ETF-ready’ IA Products carried out to improve institutional arrangements in selected pilot and project countries and improvement feedback and lessons learned gathered
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Organize and deliver (sub-)regional and in-country trainings for testing of ‘ETF-ready’ IA Products and collect feedback and lessons learned
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Set up and maintain a Community of Practice for online discussions
Status
0%
Output
1.2.2 Country-level awareness raised amongst non-AFOLU policy makers and practitioners in selected pilot and project countries on the importance of mainstreaming institutional arrangements in the ETF processes
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Identify non-AFOLU national stakeholders
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Organize and deliver awareness and advocacy raising activities on ETF importance to non-AFOLU policy makers.
Status
0%
Outcome
2.1 Potential for practitioners to enhance technical capacity through greater access to and adoption of ‘ETF-enhanced’ MRV and M&E Global Products
Outputs
Output
2.1.1 New and enhanced MRV tools, guidance, datasets and methodologies for monitoring and reporting the implementation of NDC mitigation actions in the AFOLU sector developed to meet ETF requirements
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Collect, review and assess existing tools aimed to enhance MRV systems
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Examine countries' experiences in the use of existing tools and needs for MRV following ETF requirements
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
3. Develop ‘ETF-ready’ MRV Products for testing
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
4. Finalize ETF-enhanced’ MRV Global Products according to countries' feedback from the events described in output 2.2.1
Status
0%
Output
2.1.2 New and enhanced M&E tools for the agriculture sectors designed for monitoring the implementation and evaluating the impacts of NDC adaptation actions in line with ETF
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Collect, review and assess existing tools aimed to enhance M&E systems
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Examine countries' experiences in the use of existing tools and needs for M&E following ETF requirements
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
3. Develop ‘ETF-ready’ M&E Products for testing
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
4. Finalize ETF-enhanced’ M&E Global Products according to countries' feedback from the events described in output 2.2.2
Status
0%
Outcome
2.2 Enhanced technical capacity achieved in pilot and project countries to establish MRV and M&E systems to track NDC priority actions in the agriculture sectors, compliant with ETF requirements
Outputs
Output
2.2.1 Selected pilot and project country officials trained on using MRV tools and upgrading domestic GHG management information systems and infrastructure, in line with ETF requirements for the AFOLU sector
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Organize and deliver (sub-)regional and country-based capacity building trainings for practitioners from the selected countries on ‘ETF-ready’ MRV Products
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Collect country feedback and lessons learned on the use of the ‘ETF-ready’ MRV Products
Status
0%
Output
2.2.2 Capacity building delivered in selected pilot and project countries on M&E tool for monitoring the implementation and impacts of priority adaptation actions and tracking NDC progress
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Organize and deliver (sub-)regional and country-based capacity building trainings for practitioners from the selected countries on ‘ETF-ready’ M&E Products
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Collect country feedback and lessons learned on the use of the ‘ETF-ready’ M&E Products
Status
0%
Outcome
3.1 Knowledge shared through existing platforms and networks
Outputs
Output
3.1.1 ‘ETF-enhanced’ Global Products disseminated through global platforms, physical and virtual events, and other instruments
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Disseminate ETF-enhanced’ Global Products through: - Publication on existing global platforms; - Organization and delivery of workshops, webinars or other online knowledge sharing initiatives, in collaboration with partner institutions.
Status
0%
Output
3.1.2 Increased opportunity for the Champion Groups to share country-specific experiences on transparency-related issues in the agriculture sectors
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Involve Champion Groups in sharing success stories related to transparency in networks and initiatives in collaboration with partner institutions.
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Provide opportunities to Champion Groups to act as knowledge leaders in peer-to-peer learning initiatives.
Status
0%
Outcome
3.2 Coordination amongst agencies improved to ensure a coherent framework of discussion on transparency-related issues
Outputs
Output
3.2.1 Cross-agency cooperation scaled up to reinforce and expand existing coordination efforts
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Establish quarterly calls and at least monthly email exchange between CBIT implementing agencies as well as the CBIT Global Coordination Platform
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2. Organize joint initiatives to avoid duplication of efforts and maximize the impacts
Status
0%
Output
3.2.2 Linkages established between global knowledge sharing activities and current partnerships to promote multi-stakeholder coordination
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1. Use this opportunity for planning common strategy and joint programs on transparency and NDC themes
Status
0%
English
This report provides a description of the inception phase of the global CBIT-AFOLU project, which consisted of three meetings: First Technical Advisory Group, CBIT Agencies Coordination and the First Project Steering Committee meeting.
28 May 11:00AM to 12:00PM - 2019, Europe/Berlin
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