Project Details


The project will build and strengthen Sierra Leone’s national capacity to implement the Paris Climate Agreement through the development of an effective transparency framework. The transparency framework will enable the government of Sierra Leone and other stakeholders to track impacts in prioritized sectors, namely the energy, IPPU and waste sectors, and provide a concrete basis for the country to meet its mitigation and adaptation targets and achieve a low carbon climate resilient development pathway.

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Project Indicators

Indicator Target Baseline Value Source of verification
Improvement in the quality of Institutional capacity for transparency based on GEF score 1 to 4 as per Annex IV of CBIT programming 2 1 0 CBIT Global Coordination Platform self-assessment tool, NDC online platform
Improvement in the quality of MRV of NDC Implementation based on GEF score 1 to 10 as per Annex III of CBIT programming directions 4 1 0 CBIT Global Coordination Platform self-assessment tool, NDC online platform
% of specialized trained staff who declares to be in a better position to implement MRV systems (gender-disaggregated) 70% n/a 0 Attendees lists for all trainings and surveys
Number of government staff using the platform in their day-to-day work 30 0 0 Online counting mechanism and interviews with government staff

Project Implementation


1. Sierra Leone adopts upgraded institutional arrangements and tools to track NDC implementation in accordance with the UNFCCC modalities, procedures and guidelines
1.1 Institutional arrangements for data collection and management established under EPA's coordination and operationalized in key ministries, agencies, departments and other stakeholders
1.1.2 Develop recommendations on how to most effectively establish institutional arrangements and regulatory frameworks for data collection, sharing and management
1.1.3 Implement the recommendations from activity 1.1.2 through the development and implementation of formal agreements/Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) for data collection, sharing and management
1.1.4 Conduct a series of stakeholder consultations throughout the implementation of activities 1.1.2. and 1.1.3
1.1.5 Establish the ministerial NDC Implementation Committee by defining its role and scope, its legal mandate and vision
1.2 Sectoral transparency guidelines, methodologies and indicators for mitigation and adaptation developed and distributed
Activity 1.2.1: Develop technical data management guidelines/methodologies aligned with 2006 IPCC Guidelines for all prioritized sectors
1.2.2 Update the NDC reflecting the MPGs from COP24
1.2.3 Develop NDC Implementation Plan including gender sensitive indicators to enable progress tracking
1.2.4 Conduct a series of stakeholder consultations throughout the implementation of Output 1.2
1.3 Continuous quality control and assurance program for Sierra Leone’s transparency instruments designed and operationalized.
1.3.1 Develop and operationalize a QA/QC Plan for UNFCCC reporting including Standard Operating Procedurs (SOP) based on IPCC 2006 guidelines
1.3.2 Implement the recommendations from activity 1.3.1 through the development of formal agreements and ToRs
2. Key Ministries, Agencies, Departments and other stakeholders use the NDC transparency system
2.1 Data teams from the three prioritized sectors trained in collection, processing and management of data
2.1.1 Develop capacity of data providers identified in 1.1.1 through a 'Training of trainers' approach
2.1.2 Develop capacity of institutions responsible for data collection and management identified in 1.1.3 through a 'Training of trainers' approach
2.1.3 Develop capacity of QA/QC of institutions identified in 1.3.1
2.1.4 Develop the capacity of EPA and key sectors to project GHG scenarios and climate vulnerability in all prioritized sectors
2.2 Peer-to-peer learning activities in the region for key stakeholders undertaken and through participation in the CBIT Global Coordination Platform
2.2.1 Actively engage in the West Africa South-South Network on MRV
2.2.2 Populate and update Sierra Leone's country profile at the CBIT Global Coordination Platform, including annual completion of the transparency self-assessment
2.2.3 Strengthen existing regional climate networks in Sierra Leone and include gender considerations
2.3 NDC online platform for collecting and managing all NDC information, including data about climate finance, developed and hosted by EPA
2.3.1 Analyze potential IT solutions for setting up an NDC online platform, taking into account existing data systems and national circumstances
2.3.2 Design and programme the NDC online platform and related data management and sharing systems
2.3.3 Populate the NDC online platform with relevant climate and NDC data, making it a one-stop shop for climate transparency matters in Sierra Leone
2.3.4 Train stakeholders in using the online platform
2.3.5 Publish annual NDC implementation climate reports including annual recommendations for policymakers to implement the NDC

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