FIGCCC Climate and Governance programme to host introductory Steering Committee meeting

DWF is implementing the FIGCCC  project, which aims to support an environment where climate change planning, policy, and investment decisions are being made with the meaningful engagement of Civil Society Organisation (CSOs). The project, which is co-funded by the European Union, will host its first Steering Committee meeting on 17 October 2022.

The Steering Committee is the central platform through which DWF promotes the coordination between private, public and civil society actions. Since the project’s inception, this first meeting will serve introductory and exploratory purposes. In line with the project’s overall theme, the first meeting is centred around community participation in the public and private sectors. The aim is to explore the thematic information gaps and possible partnership opportunities in developing more significant insights and understanding of participatory climate change-related policy-making and private sector investment decisions.

Broadly the Steering Committee meeting is aimed at:

  • Guiding information management and research
  • Developing a Communication and Dissemination strategy
  • Supporting participatory development of mandated climate change policy

The various ideas raised in discussions since the project’s inception will be presented and unpacked in more detail. The aim is to build consensus around if and how to explore the identified research gaps further and map out potential lead partners and collaborators in the renewable energy, governance and development areas.

Thematic focus:

“Integrating community priorities into municipal integrated development planning, and the socio-economic development (SED) investments of independent power producers (IPPs) – what are the opportunities, what are the challenges and what are the gaps in information?”

Look out for updates and the next steps ascertained from the meeting on our website and social media pages.

Mira has 15 years of research, advocacy, capacity building, media production, and programme management experience and has worked across Southern Africa, in Northern Ireland, and the United States. Her work is focused on good governance and community-driven accountability and has covered areas such as children’s rights, human rights-based budgeting, and government spending, extractive industries and environmental rights as well as fundraising and grant. Her work has been published in books, peer-reviewed journals, and popular media outlets. LinkTV, MNet, the UK Guardian, the Mail&Guardian, and others have published her media work. She has an LL.B (bachelor of law) and an LL.M - Masters in International Human Rights law. Mira is passionate about social justice, human rights, and sustainable development and continues to explore new and innovative approaches to bring about positive change.

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