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Financed by Portuguese Carbon Fund
mission

To contribute to capacity building for integrating climate change adaptation into development policies, plans and projects.

the project
Timetable
Results

The IAC project has the overall aim of contributing to a reduction in vulnerability to the impact of climate change in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.  As a specific objective, the IAC project seeks to build capacity to integrate a response to the vulnerability to climate change in the process of defining and implementing policies and projects in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe. From a general perspective, the trainees will learn what climate change is and how it links with the development of the country; where to find and how to use relevant climate information; how to think in systematic steps to define specific adaptation measures at national, sectoral, local and project level; how to set up institutional capacity to carry out a change process;

 

 

 

 

how to plan and support integration processes of adaptation to climate change in their institutions and design proposals for project idea notes based on identified priorities (two per country). Following the completion of the project, it is expected that those involved will have the capacity to integrate climate risk analysis into their activities and into the design and subsequent implementation of policies and projects, so that the development of their countries achieve a greater degree of resilience.  It is also expected that these agents will be the catalysts of this attitude and philosophy in the agencies they represent.

The project started in October 2013 and will end in December 2016. It consists of four activities.

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resources
team
Inês Mourão
General Coordination and Technical Assistance
Project management, coordination of cross-cutting technical assistance teams and review of outcomes. CAOS
Adérito Santana
National Coordination in Sao Tome and Principe
Assists in planning and coordinates the national team and executes project’s activities. National Institute of Meteorology (INM)
Carlos Moniz
National Coordination in Cape Verde
Assists in planning and coordinates the national team and executes project’s activities. National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INMG)
Eduardo Baixo
National Coordination in Mozambique
Assists in planning and coordinates the national team and executes project’s activities. Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (MITADER)
Gonçalo Cavalheiro
Technical Assistance
Technical assistance and transversal assistance for all projects and the national teams, supporting tasks and evaluating their results. CAOS
Joana Magalhães
Project Assistance
Assists in the planning, operation and monitoring of projects, acting as permanent point of contact between the general coordination and the national teams. CAOS
partners
financing
promoters
implementation
PlanºC is a response to the two faces of climate change: acting simultaneously on its causes and consequences, both by building capacity for a low carbon and resilient development as by implementing concrete actions in the most vulnerable communities. CAOS could not fail to meet this challenge, being part of the solution. Inês Mourão
support
These projects are of great importance specially in a time where a new global agreement on climate change is being negociated and where Portugal, in the context of the European Union has advocated a global participation.
Camões Institute fully supports these projects because in the context of cooperation policy for development, the strengthening of resilience to environmental impacts and climate change and its mitigation are essential to the success of corporate policies and to fight against global poverty.
GIZ has been associated with this project, sharing its materials, recognizing that there is much to be learned from other countries on adaptation to climate change, as it is a new field of management and policy.
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