making the carbon market work for poor communities

Meetings of the FCN SA

The Fair Climate Network Southern Africa organises capacity building workshops in the different focus countries. These workshops are open for NGOs, and the objective is to build capacity in the field of project identification, design, implementation and monitoring. The FCN SA will also inform NGOs on the possibilities of the carbon market.

FCN SA meets in plenary form at least once a year. At these meetings, the members will:

  • Discuss organisational development of the network,
  • Discuss the successes and the lessons learned,
  • Discuss trends, opportunities and threats,
  • Discuss joint actions and activities, for example towards COP,
  • and share knowledge.

These plenary meetings are open for all FCN SA members, including funds, universities, banks, NGOs, investors, R&D institutes, etc. At these meetings, project owners (NGOs) will be linked to carbon credits buyers, to explore the possibility to enter into an agreement.

Meetings

The listing below provides an overview of the meetings of the FCN SA:

Inception meeting – 24 and 25 November 2011

The first workshop of the FCN SA took place on 24 and 25 November 2011 in Pretoria, South Africa. The FCN SA was launched, member organisations discussed organisational matters, as well as the way forward, and best practices were shared and evaluated. More than 30 organisations from 6 different countries attended, including NGOs, funds, research institutes, project developers, church organisations and universities. The report can be found at the download centre.

Capacity Building workshop Malawi – 24 and 25 April 2012

The second workshop of the FCN SA took place on 24 and 25 April 2012 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The workshop was co-organised with the Gold Standard Foundation, and focused on project identification and implementation. More than 30 Malawian NGOs attended the workshop. The report of this workshop can be found at the download centre.

Capacity Building workshop Madagascar – 13 and 14 November 2012

The third workshop of the FCN SA took place on 13 and 14 November 2012 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The workshop was co-organised with ICCO Madagascar. The focus was on capacity building of NGOs to enable them to start pro-poor carbon projects. Presentations and discussion covered project identification, design and implementation. More than 25 Malagasy NGOs attended the workshop. The report of this workshop can be found at the download centre.