In August 2018, Vital Signs as part of the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency Project financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) collaborated with the USAID Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development Project(LECRD), Climate Change Directorate (CCD), System for Land Based Emissions and Estimations for Kenya (SLEEK) and the Green House Gas Management institute (GHGMI) to deliver the first set of Green House Gas Inventory Training.
The training brought together all key focal points, climate change practitioners, sector heads, peer organizations involved in climate change mitigation, adaptation and MRV representing the six (6) IPCC sectors. These are: Land Use Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sectors, Energy sector, Transport sector, Waste sector, Agriculture sector, Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU).
The training highlighted the need for information on GHG inventory – with discussion on key component analysis, roles and responsibilities of focal points, data requirements for each sector, institutional arrangements and data sharing between data providers and the CCD as the coordinating hub and repository of climate change data. The use of information and data for the upcoming third national communication and the Biennial update report was underscored. Finally, the capacity gaps and skills amongst the participants was triangulated, presented and mapped for forward engagement with GHGMI who will lead the GHG inventory and MRV capacity building work streams.
Feedback from the meeting will be key to customizing future trainings to stakeholder needs and gaps as part of implementation of the CBIT Project.