WACDEP Training of Trainers Workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethopia

Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) Training of Trainers (ToT) on ‘Economics of Adaptation, Water Security and Climate Resilient Development in Africa’ - Contribution to national adaptation plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) – will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 25th to 29th November 2013.

The ToT workshop will be attended by approx. 80 participants, drawn from GWP WACDEP target countries and regions, WACDEP National Training Coordinators and national Capacity Development Team members, UNDP-GEF LDCF, SCCF and AF financed projects, representatives from AU/ AMCOW, CDKN, GWP, CapNet, SIWI and Acclimatise, and NIRAS.

The workshop will consist of two components: the first day (Monday, 25 November) and last day (Friday 29 November) will be attended by all participants. The 4 days in between (Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28 November) will be divided into two sessions, one led by GWP focusing on mainstreaming water security and climate resilience into national development plans and one led by UNDP-GEF focusing on the economics of adaptation. The workshop will be interactive and will include thematic lectures, presentations, breakout groups and discussion sessions.

The overall objective of the TOT workshop is to create a common understanding of the GWP/UNDP-GEF joint Capacity Development initiative on the Economics of Adaptation, Water Security and Climate Resilient Development in Africa. The TOT workshop will also review capacity development materials developed to support workshops at country level starting in January 2014.The initiative is part of the African Union and African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW)’s WACDEP implemented by GWP and partners. The WACDEP directly contributes to the objectives of the national adaptation plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP).
The NAP-GSP aims to advance NAPs processes in Least Developed Countries (LDCS) led by UNDP and UNEP in partnership with GWP, UNFCC, WHO, FAO, IFAD, UNITAR and in collaboration with the UNFCCC and the GEF.

 For more information, kindly download the workshop aganda and the WACDEP Capacity Building Flyer.

Further information can be obtained from:
WACDEP Coordination Unit
c/o IWMI 141 Cresswell
St Weavind Park
Pretoria, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 845 9119 (direct office line)
Fax: +27 12 845 9110 WACDEP
Capacity Building Programme Manager:
Armand Houyane:A.Houanye@cgiar.org