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Capacity-building Knowledge to Action Day – Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW)

September 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

The PCCB, NAP Global Network, NDC Partnership, SEI, ICCCAD, LUCCC, UNESCAP, UN Environment, and the UNFCCC secretariat are organizing a full day workshop during the Asia-Pacific Climate Week. This workshop will provide a space where universities and research institutions will have the opportunity to exchange views and experiences on addressing capacity-building gaps and needs, with relevant stakeholders involved in the preparation and implementation of NAPs and NDCs with a view to accelerating climate action and ambition, thereby creating momentum towards the UN Climate Summit in September 2019. More particularly the regional workshop aims to:

  • Increase the understanding of capacity-building gaps and needs of developing countries when it comes to boosting ambition and accelerating action to prepare and implement NDCs and NAPs and of the role local researchers, universities and research institutions can play in building and retaining the required capacity;
  • Foster a dialogue and facilitate the sharing of experiences and good practices related to effective collaboration among universities/research institutions, governments and the private sector for designing and providing tools, guidance, platforms, and advisory support aimed at strengthening capacity for preparing and/or implementing NAPs and NDCs;
  • Encourage a discussion on how to interpret and match knowledge needs when enhancing implementation and increasing ambition of NDCs and NAPs, aiming to translate these into researchable questions
  • Jointly prioritize the capacity-building gaps with a view to discussing and identifying ways to build the capacity of universities/research institutions and governments to collaborate and bridge these gaps.


Draft Agenda

Draft Agenda

Time Description of the session Facilitation




Welcoming remarks | Youssef Nassef, Director of Adaptation Unit, UN Climate Change
9:15-9:30 High-level champion Special address | Tomasz Chruszczow, Special Envoy for Climate Change from the Ministry of Environment in Poland


Session 1:
Identifying developing countries’ capacity-building gaps and needs related to the preparation and implementation of NAPs and NDCs
Facilitation by organizing partners






Session 2:
Bridging capacity-building gaps and needs: the role of local, national and regional universities and research institutions
Facilitation by organizing partners






Session 3:
Next steps: Identifying response actions to collaborate and bridge capacity-building gaps and needs at a regional level
Facilitation by organizing partners


15:30-16:15 Results-Session3


Panel discussion:
Fostering effective collaboration between universities and national research institutions with national/regional stakeholders: lessons learned


Arianna Flores Corral | Capacity-building Fellow, UN Climate Change

“Strengthening engagement of academia in capacity-building for climate action: the work of the PCCB”

Marzena Anna Chodor |  Co-chair of the PCCB

“Capacity Building to address Climate Change: A Fresh Approach”

Mizan R. Khan | Programme Director, LUCCC

“From modeling science to climate services for health: development of dengue early warning system in Jakarta, Indonesia

Ardhasena Sopaheluwakan | WMO


Closing remarks and next steps


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