CSOs in Eastern Africa; Sustainable Environmental Development Watch (SusWatch Kenya), Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD) and Tanzania Traditional Energy Development Organization (TaTEDO) in partnership with Danish Organizations; Sustainable Energy [SE] and International Network for Sustainable Energy [INFORSE] are implementing a project on ‘Promoting Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa with a focus on pro-poor low emission development (PIPA)’.
The project’s objective is to contribute to a more ambitious and pro-poor implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa. This will be achieved through the incorporation of civil society viewpoints and recommendation in influencing the adjustment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as well as in the development of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
Target groups of the Project
The primary target groups are CSOs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania working on climate change, women’s associations, youth associations, climate change networks, associations of farmers, and associations of businesses that are involved in low emission development solutions. The primary target group will create awareness on the national framework climate change policy and legislation process, on-going endeavors to improve the NDCs and further integration of climate change into development plans for 2018-2022. A well-functioning regional cooperation could contribute to increase the capacities in these fields of the countries and give synergies.
The secondary target group is national, regional, and international decision-makers as well as relevant private sector actors. The secondary targets are the duty bearers whose decisions determine the course of development and allocate funds. At the national levels, it is mainly ministries and government agencies involved. At the regional level, the main decision-makers targeted are relevant EAC institutions and committees; development partners working on climate change and energy-related interventions, business entities, and media.