Call for: TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN AFRICA ON CLIMATE CHANGE
In 2012, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will develop and implement a programme on Training of Trainers in Africa on Climate Change. To allow national and regional institutions in the medium term to independently train officials in the area of multilateral financial negotiations, one training of trainers programme will be held in the region. This training will be delivered to up to 15 representatives of African government ministries, think tanks regional organizations, or non‐governmental organizations. The trainers will be trained to deliver training on basic modules on climate change for relevant audiences (negotiation teams, ministry officials at national capitals, new diplomats as part of their diplomatic training, etc.).
The objectives of the Training of Trainers in Africa on Climate Change are:
• To meet the demand for improved skills in climate change, and to build up a pool of trainers in the
• To build capacity at the Africa regional and local level to design and implement climate change ‐
responsive development policies, strategies and programmes.
Training of trainers (ToT) is a process that addresses not only the transfer of knowledge, know‐how and skills to the trainees on mastering a particular topic, but also on how to transfer that knowledge and know‐how to others through appropriate methodological and pedagogical tools. Training of trainers is thus a process that ensures sustainability of training and capacity building in the long term.
The Training of Trainers in Africa on Climate Change programme will equip participants with the necessary
pedagogical tools and materials (e.g. interactive simulations, video‐analysis) for delivery of training in the field of climate change and negotiations. Workshop segments will cover awareness‐raising tools, knowledge transfer methodologies, training techniques, as well as substantive sessions related to conference processes and theUNFCCC negotiations to date. At the end of the ToT participants will have gained specific knowledge related to:
1. Climate Change Diplomacy
2. Multilateral Conference Diplomacy
3. Training Techniques and Methodology
4. Knowledge Systems Innovation
5. Monitoring and Evaluation
4. Expected Output
Each trainer is expected to:
• acquire knowledge and skills in climate change, in order to transfer the know how to local policy makers,
nongovernmental organizations, and other stakeholders;
• comprehend the international climate change mandates, conventions and legal framework and its
implication for promoting sustainable development;
• acquire tools and methodologies to mainstream climate change in development initiatives at the
national, regional and international level;
• gain deeper understanding of the roles and buy‐in of different stakeholders and actors involved in
climate change policy making process; and
• contribute to future climate change training sessions and follow up (at the request of national
governments in preparation for the climate change negotiations in 2012).
5. Trainers Profile
The trainer is required to have qualifications and experience:
• An advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in natural resources management/economics,
environmental economics, environmental management or a closely related field.
• A minimum of 10 years professional work experience in the area of climate change, natural resource /
environmental management, environmental governance, and regional and international environmental
• Technical knowledge of climate change.
• Proven record in the writing of research papers, policy analysis and recommendations, reports and
• Management experience, including coordination of teams in a multi‐disciplinary and multicultural
• Experience of working with government agencies, NGOs, Civil Society, regional economic communities
and other stake‐holders.
• Previous work experience in sub‐Saharan Africa.
• Proficiency in English required. Fluency in French is an asset.
• Computer literate in standard software applications.
6. Documents to be submitted in response to this call
Interested individual experts must submit the following documents to Ms. Emily Fraser firstname.lastname@example.org
by 27 March, 2012.
1. Personal CV including past experience in climate change and at least 3 references.
2. 2 page expression of interest on why you should be selected to participate in the training of trainers
7. Time Frame and Travel
The training of trainers will be delivered as follows:
3 day training of trainers: in May 2012 at a location to be determined in Africa.
For more information please contact Emily Fraser email@example.com