During our webinar on June 19th we discussed capacity building needs with respect to implementing NDCs in the agriculture sector across Africa.

As countries are in the process of revising and submitting updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the role of agriculture is a concern for many.

This webinar was intended to offer a platform for participants from across Africa to discuss capacity building needs with respect to implementing NDCs in the agriculture sector. It presented findings from a recent survey carried out to gather insights on these capacity needs and will offer a chance for national ministry officers and those from civil society to validate these findings and offer additional insights related to their countries’ particular situations.


During the webinar, the speakers promoted a set of training materials that is freely available for those interested in learning more about implementation of NDCs in the agriculture sector in Africa. The entire package is meant for use during a three-day training. The materials are available here for download and use. 


  1. To provide insights on the shortcomings of the first generation NDCs and how these can be addressed as NDCs are being revised
  2. To share results of a capacity needs survey focused on how to improve NDC implementation in the agriculture sector
  3. To gather insights from webinar participants from across the African continent on additional capacity needs and priorities


Welcome and overview 

Moderator: Dr. George Wamukoya, AGNES 

NDC implementation in Africa’s agriculture sectors to date and ways forward

Presenter: Dr. Manyewu Mutamba, AUDA-NEPAD

Survey results on capacity needs for improving NDC implementation in agriculture 

Presenters: Laura Cramer and Alberto Millan, CCAFS

Feedback and discussion

Open to participants, moderated by Dr. Wamukoya


This webinar is supported by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with funding of the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) and carried out in partnership with the African Union Development Agency - NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Africa Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES).