The group works on validating the matrixes of the profiles of the proposed programs, followed by a plenary restitution were the highlights of the meeting. Because each participant, according to his domain/expertise made inputs to enrich the document.
Participants jointly developed and adopted a roadmap for the next steps of the development process while waiting for the approval of the national investment plan by the different line Ministries involved in the implementation of NAP. This constituted one of the outputs of the workshop, on top of the enrichment and validation of the matrixes of the profiles of the 4 programs.
The roadmap was as follows:
- Production of the zero draft of the NIPACC including remarks/comments made during this workshop;
- Internal review of the document by a team from the Ministry of environment;
- Organizing an inter Ministry concertation/consultation for improving and defining the format of the NIPACC ;
- Production of the 1st draft of the NIAPCC taking into account observations/ comments from the line ministries;
- Organizing a workshop for a technical approval of the 1st draft of NIPACC.
“On issues of climate change, Cameroon is ahead” said the GWP-CAf chair, at the closing session, hoping that “the experience of Cameroon will be duplicated in central Africa.”
In her turn, the representative of the Minister of Environment, thanked GWP for its support. She clearly stated that “The support brought by GWP to the Ministry of Environment in the search of funding is really a big step, in the framework of cooperation with Cameroon”. Responding, she added “the Minister of Environment is open and ready to do everything, so that the measures of adaptation and mitigation become effective for the increasing issues climate change in Cameroon”
As a reminder, the Ministry of Environment and GWP Cameroon drafted the NIAPCC in November 2015, by “Cabinet Multipolaire” in response to one of the recommendations formulated during the finalization workshop on NAPCC: “prioritize capacity building of stakeholders on resilient investment planning to climate change”. And the draft of the NIPACC was submitted to stakeholders for enrichment and approval/validation.
The draft of the NIPACC is a document of over eighty pages. It is made of four chapters. The first chapter introduces the general background of the Plan, the second chapter deals with the profiles of the programs, the third looks at the mechanism for implementation, monitoring and coordination, the last chapter, itself, develops the budget framework.