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28 November 2018
Post No. 67
The Week’s Contents
• MISATU project (project M)
• Skills Development Month with Analytical Skills
• Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (CPSAC) – Phase 2 with Katowice Implements Paris
… and much, much more!
Key Messages from this Week’s Contents
~ MISATU project (project M)
On trend for this week’s story for poverty relief and sustainable development is Impact Analysis.
We are continuing our work on the following: MISATU project (which is an impact analysis project) and CENFACS‘ 2020-2030-2063 Follow-up (or XX236.3F) programme, which is our general follow up. XX236.3F is a Programme of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Climate Change Reduction, Halving Poverty, Sustainable Development Goals and Africa’s Development Agenda. This week is the Impact Analysis week.
For further details about this trend, please read under the Main Developments of the post.
~ Skills Development Month with Analytical Skills
This week is the last one for our Skills Development month. Because of that and of this week being also of Impact Analysis, we are therefore refocusing on impact analysis skills or the skills to carry out impact analysis, particularly analytical skills. We are looking at both quantitative and qualitative skills for impact analysis.
In the context of project MISATU and XX236.3F programme, impact analysis skills are the skills CENFACS and its Africa-based organisations are using to check the effectiveness of support for project MISATU and the benefits of global goals for XX236.3F programme. These skills have to be differentiated from the presentation skills of capturing and visualising outcomes used to present research findings or results. Analytical skills are part of the impact analysis skills.
Analytical skills are ‘the ability to collect and analyse information (and data), problem-solve, and make decisions’ according to the Balance Careers. (https://www.thebalancecareers.com)
~ Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (CPSAC) – Phase 2 with Katowice Implements Paris
Our environmental season has not yet finished. This coming weekend, we are reviving or resuming our campaign on Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (Phase 2) with Katowice Implements Paris (KIP) as a working theme for this year.
CPSAC – P.2 continues with our follow up from this weekend of the climate change talks which will be held under the auspices of United Nations Conference and which will take place from 2 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice in Poland.
KIP is both a specific follow-up as part of CPSAC – P.2 and another example of the application of XX236.3 programme.
For more on our climate follow-up talks, read under the Main Development section of this post.
Festive Income Booster: Festive Work
Promoting the right of celebration for Poor Children, Young People and Families by boosting their income over the festive season continues to occupy our November poverty relief and sustainable development agendas. Likewise, Festive Work as Season’s theme from this year’s edition of Festive Income Booster is also preoccupying our mindset. To access this Individual Capacity Development Programme resource, contact CENFACS.
Festive SHOPPING and DONATIONS at http://cenfacs.org.uk/shop/
Every occasion or every season is an opportunity to do something against poverty and hardships. The festive season, which is a great time to share precious moments with your love ones, is also a period to spread a little extra happiness to those who do not have.
You can give your unwanted and unneeded goods to CENFACS’ Charity e-Store, the shop built to help relieve poverty. You can buy second hand goods and bargain priced new items and much more.
CENFACS’ Charity e-Store needs your support for Festive SHOPPING and DONATIONS.
You can do something different this Festive Season by SHOPPING or DONATING GOODS at CENFACS Charity e-Store.
You can DONATE or SHOP or do both:
√ DONATE unwanted GOODS and PRODUCTS to CENFACS Charity e-Store during the festive period 2018
√ SHOP at CENFACS Charity e-Store to support good and deserving causes of poverty relief during the festive period 2018
Your SHOPPING and or GOODS DONATIONS will help to the Upkeep of the Nature and to reduce poverty.
Main Developments from this Week’s Contents
•• Project MISATU (project M) –
Making Impactful Support to Africa Together with Users
Project M is a sustainable development and impact analysis initiative that helps to capture and communicate in effective way the impact of support to Africa by involving users.
MISATU is one of CENFACS’ Autumn XI starting projects that aims at reducing poverty and enhancing sustainable development through the improvement of the results (outcomes) and impacts from support to Africa by working together local organisations and their users.
MISATU is at the same time a model of working together, an impact analysis project, a support project, a communication, evidence-based and user-involved project.
Let’s briefly explain the above attributes of MISATU.
MISATU as a model of working together with local organisations and users is based on the strength of the link between local organisations and users as well as other stakeholders to share the benefits equally or fairly
MISATU as a collaborative evidence-based sustainable initiative helps in capturing the effects of projects and programmes to get evidence to support better policy decisions and practices to benefit the poor.
MISATU as an impact analysis project includes the examination of the distributional and social effects of projects and programmes on the well-being of the poor and most vulnerable people.
MISATU as a communication project is a two-way process of exchanging information (or news, ideas, and feelings) via speaking, writing, audio, visual or using various media technologies in order to create and share poverty relief contents and solutions.
MISATU as a support project is a sustainable initiative that encourages poor and vulnerable people to succeed over poverty and hardships.
MISATU as a user-involved project seriously takes into account the views of users while providing them with records and feedbacks as well as extra support to influence the decision making processes on matter affecting their lives.
Briefly, the main underlying principle of MISATU is to get the impact of our support to Africa. Although impact takes longer to materialise, this project enables to capture and communicate outputs in the short, outcomes in the medium term and impacts in the long term.
For further details or to support MISATU or project M, contact CENFACS.
•• Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (CPSAC) – Phase 2 with Katowice Implements Paris
~ Continuing to make our case for African Children through CPSAC – P.2 with KIP (Katowice Implements Paris) this year
Before kicking off the December 2018 CPSAC – P.2 with KIP, let’s see what we did for this campaign from the beginning of the year.
The continuation of our case for Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (CPSAC) in Phase 2 with KIP as theme for this year started in February 2018 with the following activities and action events:
<> The fit of finance and insurance packages available on the market for the needs of children from developing countries like those of Africa
<> Effective ways of distributing them amongst children in need
<> Financial Need Assessment of the Costs of Climate Protection for Children to meet children’s climate protection needs (from the basic to the more complex ones); needs including those to reduce poverty and hardships, financial and insurance requests to meet and address the adverse impacts and effects of climate change.
<> Climate Change Action plans in the context of local climate action (i.e. activity that looked at the gaps between plans and achievements, between what has worked and what was not working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions).
<> Mapping of Climate Change Actions (i.e. activity that helped in identifying good actions taken locally and rating them)
~ December 2018 Climate Protection and Stake for African Children (CPSAC) – Phase 2 with KIP (Katowice Implements Paris)
CPSAC – P.2 continues with our next follow up of the Climate Change talks which will take place from 2 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland.
The new follow up is entitled Katowice Implements Paris (KIP). Our preparedness for Katowice Implements the Paris Agreement for Children and Future Generations (or KIP) started since last Spring and is still part of CPSAC Phase 2.
The CENFACS demand to the global climate talks remains the same, which is: to give climate protection and stake for African children; the African Children being a sample of our working climate model. This demand is undertaking through the follow up of global climate talks like the next climate talks (COP24) due to start on 2 December 2018 in Poland.
CPSAC – P.2 with KIP as stocktaking advocacy
December 2018 Climate Talks Follow up CPSAC (Climate Protection and Stake for African Children) – Phase 2 with Katowice Implements Paris (KIP) as climate advocacy theme for 2018 takes stock of the previous climate talks follow up we did.
Katowice Implements Paris (KIP) is the continuation of What Bonn Say (WBS), The Paris Summit on Climate Mobilisation (PSCM) and our previous works. For more on WBS and PSCM, please read below the Review on our 2017 climate follow up works.
What KIP means
“Katowice Implements Paris” means that we are following the Climate Change talks which will take place from 2 to 14 December 2018, in Katowice, Poland.
These talks will be held as the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24).
What following up COP 24 is about
One of the most important tasks of the 24th Session of the of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be to work out and adopt a package of decisions ensuring the full implementation of the Paris Agreement, in accordance with the decisions adopted in Paris (COP21) and in Marrakesh (CMA1.1).
Moreover, COP24 will include the so-called Facilitative Dialogue intended to support the implementation of national commitments. Our follow up of COP24 is about making sure that the full implementation of the Paris Agreement benefit all the future generations including the African children.
KIP entry points for December 2018
The key word for KIP is and will be Implementation.
Our provisional areas of interest and entry points concerning KIP will be on
√ What climate decisions for the protection and stake of children, especially those from poor nations
√ The contents of the package to be implemented and children-friendliness of this package
√ Degree of integration of children’s needs and involvement of child protectors and advocates in the facilitative dialogue to support the implementation process
As we progress with the preparedness of this year’s follow up of climate talks, those areas of interest will be shaped to take into account the final make-up of these talks, and the current and emerging needs of children victims, vulnerable and at risk of the adverse effects and impacts of climate change.
Amongst the additional campaigning points that we would like to see implemented in the final make-up of climate proposals are the following:
√ Climate friendly modern solutions to child protection against climate change
√ Support of children especially those from poor nations to transit to a circular economy
√ Support to climate neutral projects that are children-friendly
To support CSPAC – P. 2 and KIP, please contact CENFACS
~ Review of our 2017 climate follow up works
Our climate protection continues by looking back the December 2017 Paris Meeting and forward the next round of climate talks (COP24) in 2018 in Poland.
We all know that the Paris Summits were held in December 2015 and last 12 December 2017. We discussed the outcomes of these Summits and we included the findings from their outcomes into our various communications regarding the CPSAC – P.2 in 2018.
There was also Bonn Climate Conference, which we followed up under the banner of What Bonn Say (WBS).
Our follow up work on these talks was about what to expect from the climate change negotiations and representations at these talks to make the Bonn gathering a progress from the Marrakech talks and the Paris Agreement as pivotal regarding the protection of children against the adverse effects and impacts of climate change.
~~ What WBS was about
WBS was our 2017 follow up regarding what climate change experts and participants said and decided at the Bonn Climate Change Conference regarding the 2016 issues in terms of progress made and outstanding climate issues.
WBS was both a specific follow-up as part of CPSAC Phase 2 and an example of the application of CENFACS‘ 2020-2030-2063 Follow-up (or XX236.3F) programme, which is our general follow up. It is a Programme of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Climate Change Reduction, Halving Poverty, Sustainable Development Goals and Africa’s Development Agenda.
XX236.3FP is made of four follow-ups for monitoring and evaluation of the following: the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the Istanbul Declaration to halve poverty by 2020, the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals, and Africa’s Agenda 2063.
So, this 4-Follow-up programme includes the four of them. For more on XX236.3FP, contact CENFACS.
WBS considered previous unsolved and pending issues as well as new ones from climate talks. We kicked off WBS in March 2017 with following engaging points which were taken into the main Bonn Climate Change Conference:
√ Better climate governance that works for and benefits children’s welfare and well-being
√ The political economy of negotiations for child protection against climate-induced poverty
√ Green and climate capacity building and education for child protection
√ Climate-friendly and children-friendly technologies for poverty relief
√ Climate change adaptation and mitigation programmes for children and future generations.
The above sharing advocacy or campaigning points/contents are the ones that we have been monitoring besides the other issues which emerged from the Bonn Climate Change Conference.
After WBS, we had another follow up with the Paris Summit on Climate Mobilisation.
~~ CPSAC – P.2: The Paris Summit on Climate Mobilisation (PSCM)
The overarching goal of the PSCM was to mobilise public and private finance for projects to implement the Paris International Agreement on Climate Change.
The CENFACS demand to the global climate talks remains the same: to get climate protection and stake for African children. This ask was undertaking through the follow up of the PSCM as global climate talks.
Our climate follow up of the Paris round discussions was on
√ Making clean technology fund (CTF) work for poor children from poor nations
√ The equity resulting from converted CTF debt to benefit children from poor nations as well
√ The new pledges, if any, for adaptation fund and Least Developed Countries Fund to be mobilised to give a stake to poor children’s needs
√ Mobilisation of the climate finance system and architecture to be designed so as to support poor children of poor countries
For more information on this review, please contact CENFACS.
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