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Seventh meeting of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Pilot Countries


1-3 May 2013 | Washington, DC, United States of America

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Video Summary

IISD Reporting Services has expanded into producing short films from key international meetings. Here is our video from the seventh meeting of the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR) Pilot Countries, in association with the Climate Investment Funds, which convened last week in Washington, D.C.


Summary for Friday, 3 May 2013

On Friday, the seventh meeting of the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR) Pilot Countries convened for the final day, with participants continuing practical discussions on monitoring and reporting. They heard a presentation on the core indicator guidance sheet, took part in a "core indicator quiz" and reviewed and "road tested" specific core indicators. Participants then provided feedback on the use of the core indicators against country monitoring and reporting plans.

In the afternoon, participants heard a presentation on the process and selection of learning priorities for the 2014 financial year, including hydromet and climate services, and review of the activities from the first funding phase. A session on private sector action on climate-resilient development followed, as well as a roundtable discussion of private sector involvement in pilot countries' PPCR projects.

The CIF Administrative Unit also presented a summary of the private sector "competitive set aside" under the PPCR, its procedures and criteria, after which participants had a final opportunity for discussion. The meeting was closed at 4:26 pm.

Traditional Indonesian dancers
Country representatives taking part in the "core indicator quiz".
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Marcelle Edwards Jones, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Tahir Qadri, African Development Bank
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Anupa Aryal Pant, IFC
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Hopeton Peterson, Jamaica

 

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Summary for Thursday, 2 May 2013

On Thursday, participants reconvened at the World Bank Headquarters for the seventh meeting of the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR) Pilot Countries. The morning programme focused on monitoring and reporting aspects of pilot country Strategic Programmes for Climate Resilience (SPCRs), including the "nuts and bolts" of PPCR monitoring and reporting. Participants took part in a "peer review" exercise and shared their impressions of country work plans. This was followed by a presentation by the Government of Belize on the country's Climate Resilient Investment Plan, and a discussion on lessons learned by other country representatives.

In the afternoon, participants undertook an "institutional mapping" exercise that highlighted different aspects such as institutional diversity and common frameworks. This was followed by participants addressing ways of maintaining the programmatic approach, including country coordination. Participants heard presentations from the Governments of Niger and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as a presentation from the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), which outlined strategies followed by their countries. The Governemnt of Samoa presented her country's strategies to maintain the programmatic approach through stakeholder engagement.

In the evening, participants attended a reception hosted by the CIF Administrative Unit.

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Allan Edgar Brown, CIF, highlighting the importance of clearly defining indicators.
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Doreen Bwalya, Zambia, and Claire Bernard, Jamaica
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Arjun Kumar Thapa, Nepal, and Arati Belle, World Bank
Dawn Pierre-Nathoniel, Saint Lucia
Tahir Qadri, African Development Bank
Kazi Fateha Ahmed, World Bank

 

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Summary for Wednesday, 1 May 2013

On Wednesday afternoon, participants, including from pilot countries and participating regions, gathered at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, for the seventh meeting of the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR), coordinated by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The afternoon's proceedings included welcoming remarks by the CIF's Funke Oyewole, Deputy Program Manager, and an update on the status of the PPCR from Andrea Kutter, PPCR Senior Program Coordinator.

Participants then divided into discussion groups to share updates on the implementation progress and challenges of their respective countries' Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR). On challenges, they addressed institutional arrangements, stakeholder capacity, data availability, stakeholder engagement, procurement and recruiting, and coordination and financing. Sharing advances made in their SPCRs, participants discussed, inter alia, capacity building, analytical work and technical studies, and procurement and recruiting, with many agreeing that having adequate capacity is key.

Shaanti Kapila, Global Support Program Coordinator, CIF, encouraged participants to share information on their own country's PPCR experiences.
Andrea Kutter, PPCR Senior Program Coordinator, CIF, updated participants from the pilot countries and regional organizations on the status of the PPCR.
Funke Oyewole, Deputy Program Manager, CIF, said people are "hungry to know what we are learning."
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Participants representing Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Tonga having a lively discussion.
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Representatives from Dominica, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Saint Vincent and Grenadines and Samoa discussing capacity building.
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Mark Bynoe, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
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Rose May Guignard, Haiti

 

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