Proceedings Report IA Focal Points and Partners Meeting 29-30 June 2017 Kampala

 

A Climate Focal Points and Partners meeting was held back-to-back immediately following the CBA11 conference. The meeting took place on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June 2017, and was attended by 41 participants, including Irish Aid Climate Focal Points from 8 Key Partner Countries and 21 organizations consisting of civil society, government, research institutions and UN Agencies, representing some of Irish Aid’s International and National Partners. The meeting provided the opportunity to discuss and validate the Briefing on Small Holder Farming and Climate Resilient Agriculture with some suggestions for the final text which will be published in August 2017. The Climate and Social Protection Brief also received good structured input for the preparation of the final brief. The initial input for a brief on Gender and Climate was also obtained, through a number of workgroups, and it is proposed to take a draft brief to next year’s Climate Focal Points and Partners meeting. The meeting also provided the opportunity for sharing of in country knowledge on ongoing work in integrating climate into development programmes, and for strengthening potential linkages of international and national climate partnerships and Irish Aid Programmes.