Summary report of the first phase of the project
Information Matters has now published the Summary report of the first phase of the project highlighting the country results, lessons learned and main achievements. The first phase of the IM project ran from May 2013 to June 2016, with the majority of the work being delivered September 2013 to April 2016. The capacity building was delivered with a combination of in country workshops and training sessions, remote technical support, regional workshops and a peer-to-peer exchange workshop involving all four countries in Germany in September 2015. The main results of the IM project consist of in-country achievements on the one hand, and the development of knowledge products on the other hand. The main achievements of the in-country activities under IM relate to the building of sustainable measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) structures in the partner countries. Partner countries were able to lay the foundations for robust systems, allowing not only to meet reporting requirements under the UNFCCC, but also providing a basis for current and future mitigation activities and strategies. Moreover, the knowledge products capture the knowledge gained and lessons learned during the implementation of the project, allowing their global dissemination in aggregated form. The following global knowledge products were developed and are available for both IM partner and other countries on the IM project website: Stock Taking Tool, BUR template, Guidance to prepare for the ICA process and the BUR Process Guidance Tool.