CIVIL SOCIETY KEY IN NATIONAL ADAPTATION PROCESSES- CEJ

CIVIL SOCIETY KEY IN NATIONAL ADAPTATION PROCESSES- CEJ

The Centre for Environmental Justice-CEJ says Zambia’s National Adaptation planning processes and Nationally determined Contributions hinges on the the participation of several stakeholders including the Civil Society Movement.

CEJ Executive Director Maggie Mapalo Mwape said it is for this that the Centre is building capacity of CSOs in climate adaptation and implementation of NDCs.

She was speaking in light of the of the Launched Project dubbed “strengthening Civil Society Voices for Climate Advocacy in Zambia”.

The mapping exercise took place im Laungwa district.

Ms Mwape said the exercise is funded by United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), covering five districts namely Lusaka, Chirundu, Luangwa, Chongwe and Rufunsa. 

“The transformative initiative aims to empower Civil Society Organizations in Zambia to play a pivotal role in advocating for climate action and environmental sustainability,” She said.

Ms Mwape said CEJ will continue engaging with the local authorities and stakeholders.

“Now that the project has been launched in Luangwa, we shall proceed to launch the project in Rufunsa, Chongwe, Chirundu and Lusaka respectively. I am accompanied by Acting Head of Programmes Mr. Haggai Nyambe and Head of Logistics Mr. Patrick Kashanga to ensure a smooth Programme,” she said.  

Meanwhile, Luangwa District Commissioner Luke Chikani said Government will support CEJ’s expedition to empower Civil Society Organizations capacity to champion climate change mitigation and adaptation issues effectively.

Platinum Media, AUGUST 22, 2023.

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