NDC Implementation in West Africa
The next immediate collaboration with the CILSS/AGRHYMET and ECOWAS will be on the NDCs implementation guidelines and definition of national implementation plan of NDCs and Paris Agreement in the region. A guide for NDC revision, strategies for sectoral planning for NDC implementation and enhancing climate change integration into policies.
Science policy interface
West African LDCs have been facing a number of challenges to address efficiently SPI in developing climate change adaptation strategies. To some extent, some policy makers in the region seem to be making choices without adequate information because of poor articulation between political and administrative roles in the policy process. Moreover, research institutions have been marginalized to an extent that their findings do not meaningfully impact on the policy process. This assessment will help to identify the challenges and potential approaches to overcome them.
Development of climate science in the region
The quantity of information describing how climate is changing in the region remains a challenge mainly due to the lack of datasets and long-term records. IMPACT aims to provide improved knowledge and evidence on current climate conditions, to better manage climate variability over seasons and from year to year. It will enhance the capacity to analyse climate variability and climate change in different timescale.
GCF climate finance criteria
IMPACT supports regional institution and countries to improve institutional and scientific capacities to develop successful proposals to access international climate finance: capacity-building, training and readiness support.