The Clima-Med project held a 3-day training workshop in Tunis, Tunisia (8-10 October 2019) at the Center for Training and Support to Decentralization (CFAD), in collaboration with the Tunisian Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation (MDICI), the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment (MALE) and the CFAD.

Representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs), private sector practitioners from more than 20 municipalities and members of the National Coordination Group (NCG), led by Ms. Amel Makhlouf, Clima-Med Senior Expert for the Maghreb Countries, benefited from the training.

At the opening session speeches were delivered by Mr. Ridha Saadi, Director-General at CFAD, Ms. Salwa Hsoumi Director-General at MDICI, Ms. Samia Loussaief and Mr. Hedi Chbili DG at MALE. Mr. Quentin Peignaux, representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Tunisa, also attended the training. Ms. Alice Giallombardi, from the EU-funded meetMed project also gave a presentation on the synergies envisaged with Clima-Med.

The second part of the workshop was dedicated to presentation of the Clima-Med project. In the following days of the workshop, the participants learned about the baseline emissions inventories and the risk and vulnerability analysis from Mr. Boughedaoui, Clima-Med SEACAPs expert for the Maghreb region. Following this, a calendar has been set to begin the collection of data at the level of each commune and to fill in the tables provided in electronic format, Excel sheets.

Ms Myriam Makdissi, Clima-Med communication expert presented the awareness activities envisaged under the project and its relationship with the newly launched Mediterranean chapter of the Convention of Mayors, CoM Med, which Clima-Med is currently tasked to establish in the Region.

Along the workshop, a meeting was organized regarding the Regional Planting Day that is being prepared by the Clima-Med project in parallel of the CoP 25. Mr. Abdelmajid Dabbar and Ms. Chakroun from Tunisia Ecology, Mr. Hamadi Gharbi from WWF Tunisia and Mr. Ghadhoun from the private sector in the presence of Ms. Makdissi, drew up a work plan for the involvement of cities in the event and the realization of this action in mid-November in Tunisia.

As part of the closing sessions for the workshop, Ms. Makhlouf made a presentation on the way forward for the project, the development of SEACAPs and the envisaged steps and process for joining the Com Med.

On the final day of the workshop, the participants seized the opportunity to recap and assess the training needs of the municipal teams at the level of each city, for the elaboration of their own SEACAP with their own resources and capacities, and with a technical assistance provided by the Clima-Med project.

More photos from the training days are available in our library