2-day national training workshop on MRV system begins in Islamabad

Staff Reporter

Ministry of Climate Change, organized two-day training workshop on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System for GHG Inventory and M&E Adaptation Tracking System for Ministry of Climate Change in collaboration with Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC) and CITEPA, with support from GIZ Pakistan, NDC Partnership, Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), ACTERRA and Office International de l’Eau (OIEau).

The workshop was focused on the development and implementation of a Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Adaptation Tracking System, specifically for the agriculture sector of Pakistan. Different stakeholders participated today in the workshop and focus group discussions.

Participants were from different national and local organizations from academia , research think-tanks, donors and government institutions such as NUST, Comsats Islamabad, University of Agriculture Peshawer, Asian Development Bank, WWF, Pakistan Council of Research and Water, National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan, Planning and Development Balochistan, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Ministry of Water and Resources, National Bank of Pakistan, Food and Agriculture Organization, and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council.

The Chief Guest was Mr. Ahmed Kamal-Chairman Federal Flood Commission and Chair Adaptation Committee.

He thanked the organizers for their efforts, and reiterated the importance of climate change adaptation especially in the water and agriculture sector.

He emphasized the importance of building partnerships for research and sharing best practices, lessons learnt on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Arif Goheer (Head of Agriculture and Coordinator-GCISC) welcomed the audience and explained the Adaptation M&E system project that is managed by GCISC with GIZ support.

The objectives of the project are to strengthen the national adaptation M&E system in Pakistan by developing a roadmap for its future setup, based on a pilot project of agriculture sector, capacity building of national institutions on M&E adaptation systems and developing an adaptation module under RISQ reporting platform to track progress on adaptation actions and their impact.

He said that climate change is of critical concern and praised the efforts of GCISC in taking up this challenge, to develop a platform for M&E for adaptation tracking, initially for the agriculture sector.

Baptiste Chatré – Climate Change Coordinator, GIZ Pakistan addressed the audience and spoke about Pakistan’s climate change issues and the importance of adaptation and mitigation.

Hayat, Coordinator National Adaptation Plan, Ministry of Climate Change gave key remarks and highlighted the policy, institutional, technical and financial challenges for the implementation of M&E systems.

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