The NAMAcademy successfully held the second classroom course on NAMAs last week. The week long residential course was designed to succeed the online course on NAMAs for participants who wished to attend a classroom based lecture series and get an opportunity to directly learn and interact with NAMA experts.
The course offered sessions on several aspects of NAMAs, from Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of NAMAs, the NINO template design, barriers to NAMA projects to the sustainable development impacts of NAMAs, and with a particular emphasis on NAMA financing.
The course was attended by participants from Mexico, Ethiopia, Kenya, Peru and Denmark. At the end of the course, participants highly appreciated the course contents and format, and in particular applauded it for being ‘thorough, with an easy to understand structure that was well explained with exercises, and particularly suited for those engaged in NAMA development and design’.
The NAMAcademy, established by the UNEP DTU Partnership on the 1st of November 2012, brings together facilities and personnel from the UNEP DTU Partnership and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The trainers are experts who have provided technical assistance to developing countries’ climate actions over the past 10-15 years under different programmes funded by bilateral and multilateral institutions, while at the same time providing support during international climate negotiations.