South-South Capacities Day at COP28
On Friday the 8th, WTT took part in the South-South Capacities Day panel during the 5th Capacity-building Hub.
The main objective of the event was to create a shared space to discuss challenges, lessons learned and best practices for capacity-building projects based on South-South cooperation, strengthening ongoing initiatives and guiding future actions to address gaps in this pillar of means of implementation.
South-South Capacities Day deepened debates on persistent challenges faced by South-South cooperation initiatives with a focus on improving climate capacities and ways to overcome them.
It provided a platform to harness opportunities for building synergies and promoting multi-stakeholder alliances encompassing countries, international organizations, civil society, academia, and the private sector to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, skills, resources and solutions.
All the panels can be viewed on Youtube here PCCB YouTube channel
The day also showcased good practices within the South-South cooperation framework, emphasizing examples of retaining developing countries’ capacities at individual, institutional, and systemic levels in in enhancing capacities in developing countries to implement effective climate action.
South-South Capacities Day was led by the Impulsouth initiative of the Avina Foundation and the UN University (UNU) with funding from Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC). Impulsouth aims to qualify the commitments of countries in Africa and Central America in relation to climate change. WTT is part of Impulsouth leading the Climate Solutions Lab, alongside South African professor Phumlani Nkontwana. The project consists of an accelerator lab for projects by young leaders from Zambia, Madagascar, Niger, Uganda, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala that respond to climate challenges in their respective countries. The project is currently underway with a second cohort of 12 participants.