Report Peer Learning CBIT-Zimbabwe March 2024.
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Report Peer Learning CBIT-Zimbabwe March 2024.
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Peer Learning Exchange on Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Monitoring Reporting and Verification Systems and Sharing Technical Insights on the Implementation of National CBIT Projects in four Anglophone African Countries

The Government of Zimbabwe graciously hosted the workshop through its Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife (MECW). The Capacity Building Initiative – Global Support Programme (CBIT-GSP) facilitated the peer learning exchange workshop as part of its Anglophone Africa Transparency Network and its dedicated Network Coordinator.

This peer learning was initiated during the COP 28 discussions among CBIT members from (Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Malawi) all being funded by the GEF, with UNEP acting as the GEF Implementing Agency. In total, 15 people (7 male and 8 female) participated in the peer learning.

The specific objectives of the peer learning exchange workshop were the following: 

  • Share best practices and technical insights on the functionality of GHG inventory and how the inventories can be operationalised in institutions of CBIT projects in Anglophone African countries. 
  • Share challenges and constraints in CBIT project implementation and identify and devise appropriate mitigation measures. Identify opportunities to strengthen further in-country capacities to implement the provisions of the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement. 
  • Develop and strengthen collaborations and synergies among African countries in implementing the ETF and share expertise across countries.
  • Strengthen collaboration between CBIT and other initiatives/projects, such as Enabling Activities for the preparation of Biennial Transparency Reports (BTRs) and National Communications (NCs)

The key output of peer learning was a common list of activities to be implemented by countries by December 2024. Among other activities, countries would like to enhance their capacity on the CBIT project cycle, including elaborating on the requirements of the terminal evaluation and a CBIT phase two project. The activities that were identified for mutual learning will be coordinated by CBIT-GSP. The summary of the priority activities is presented in section 4.1 of the report.

Author: Sheila Kiconco
Transparency Network: Anglophone Africa