Capacity Development Workshop - Financing NDC Implementation in the Energy Sector

The workshop, co-organised by the Government of Burkina Faso, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) and IRENA, was an opportunity for intensive discussion on renewable energy project formulation with a small number of target countries.

The workshop targeted five countries in West Africa, namely, Burkina Faso (the host), Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania and Mali. The key objectives of the workshop were to (i) enhance capacity for the planning of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation, share experiences, best practices, and opportunities and associated challenges in the region, (ii) enhance knowledge on the methodology used to develop the NDC implementation plan and linkage with SDGs, and (iii) enhance knowledge on climate finance needs for NDC implementation and strengthen the role of the private sector in the implementation of NDCs. These objectives will assist countries in implementing renewable energy components of NDCs.