17 June 2021
SUPPORT FOR CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE MONITORING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTION IN CAMEROON

Located in Central Africa, Cameroon has a wealth of natural resources thanks to its significant agro-climatic diversity, ranging from large forest areas in the south to very arid Sahelian zones near the Chadian border. Nicknamed “Africa in miniature “1 because of this great diversity, Cameroon is no exception and is currently experiencing the adverse effects of climate change: rising water levels, drought, storms, floods and heavy rains…

 

The Government of Cameroon is committed to supporting efforts to combat climate change in its national development strategies. In 2016, as part of the Paris Agreement, Cameroon committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 32% by 2035 and developed its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). In 2020, Cameroon formulated its National Development Strategy 2020-2030 (NDS30) which intends to further integrate climate change concerns into sectoral strategies and policies.

 

Since institutional governance is essential for the successful implementation of climate initiatives and strategies, one of the main challenges in ensuring the effective implementation of the NDC is to harmonize and strengthen the national institutional implementation mechanism by clarifying the roles and responsibilities of each body and by ensuring consistency between the various initiatives.

 

With this in mind, Expertise France recruited the Kinomé-Baastel consortium as part of the Adapt’Action facility launched in 2017 through which Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Expertise France are supporting 15 countries and regional organizations that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate disruption in implementing their adaptation strategies.

 

In the first phase of this support, Kinomé-Baastel conducted a series of interviews with the stakeholders of the national framework of dialogue on climate change (ministerial executives, focal points, research centers, civil society organizations…) in order to produce a “Report on the identification of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the existing institutional mechanism and recommendations for the follow-up of climate processes”.  This document presents a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) of the institutional mechanism and proposes recommendations for monitoring climate processes.

 

The results presented in this report need to be discussed and validated by the concerned stakeholders and technical and financial partners. On June 9th, Damien Kuhn, Kinomé’s international operations manager, went to Cameroon in order to (i) present, in team with the national consultants, the analysis report of the existing institutional framework and the recommendations that were made in order to improve the monitoring of the climate processes and (ii) discuss and enrich the analysis of the framework and the recommendations to improve the climate processes by the stakeholders.

 

This workshop, which brought together about 50 people (sectoral ministries, focal points, civil society organizations, TFPs, etc.), made it possible to enrich the analysis of the institutional framework and to clarify the roles of each stakeholder. This workshop will be enriched next week by co-construction meetings so that the team of consultants can propose a coherent and harmonized institutional mechanism for the monitoring and implementation of the NDCs, specifying the role and responsibilities of each stakeholder, as well as the inter-institutional operating procedures. This proposed institutional arrangement will then be presented at a validation workshop for the attention of Expertise France and the main stakeholders.

@Kinomé 2021 : Yaoundé, Cameroun

 

@Kinomé 2021 :  workshop to present the results of the analysis of the institutional mechanism, organized at the Djeuga Hotel and bringing together the main stakeholders (sectoral ministries, focal points, etc.), civil society organizations and the private sector.