NDC implementation Frame Wok (focus group discussion)

Higher Council of Environment and Natural resources    (HCENR) with Support of UNDP/ Climate Promise  finalized3 days workshops  that concluded “Assessment of Gaps and Barriers on Plans, Strategies, and legal Framework “consultancy.

The WS included 29 precipitants from the NDC technical committee, 2 related experts and 15 representatives from different governmental institutions. The program was held in the period from 13th to 15th of February 2023 (9:00 – 3:00pm) at the Banking Association in Khartoum city, Sudan. It mainly aimed to update representatives with findings out from the assessment consultancy. The workshop discussed implementation barriers with29 precipitants with knowledge and skills that can be utilized to improve the governance system. In addition, the program also focused on achieving the following aims:

  1. Improving communication between the different stakeholders.
  2. Provide advanced tools and knowledge about the process of project design for NDC and implementation in Sudan.
  3. Identifying challenges and collecting recommendations that can further improve NDC implementation process.
  4. Drafting a road map for establishing an effective legal and regulatory framework for NDC implementation.
  5. identifying gaps/challenges that the participants had encountered with different regulatory constraints.

The program adopted a hybrid approach including presentations and Self-learning approach through focus group discussion where many topics were discussed and considered including:

  1. Political situation/ considerations and its impact on Sudan development
  2. Status of National development strategy in Sudan
  3. Institutional arrangement and mandates of respective entities including absences of leading.
  4. Entity for some sectors
  1. Recognition/Prioritization and climate change/NDC in the government structure
  2. Legal and regulatory challenges
  3. Finance resources in Sudan and respective gaps and challenges
  4. Capacity and knowledge gap in relation to current governmental system
  5. Chances and challenges for international cooperation
  6. Role of UNDP and HCENR

By the end of the program short- and long-term recommendations were suggested and recorded for further consideration. Finally, an evaluation survey that addresses knowledge, content level, networking opportunity in addition to service and logistic issues was distributed.

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