USAID Supports Papua New Guinea Implement Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Project
On May 29, USAID’s Ready Project facilitated a Joint Organizational Assessment validation workshop with the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The CCDA is Papua New Guinea’s apex organization for coordinating Government’s climate resilience efforts and the country’s National Designated Authority for the Green Climate Fund. USAID Ready has been actively working with the CCDA to design and implement a Readiness Support Project from the Green Climate Fund.
USAID Ready conducted the Joint Organizational Assessment in March 2018, which identified strengths and weaknesses in CCDA’s policies and procedures in areas that will enable it to effectively perform its functions as the National Designated Authority, such as project and program development, international procurement, accounting, oversight, planning, and monitoring and evaluation processes.
The validation workshop was held to present and validate the findings from the Joint Organizational Assessment. Thirty participants, including fourteen women, attended the one-day workshop. The Joint Organizational Assessment identified some key areas to be strengthened, including financial management, gender equality and social inclusion, communications, monitoring and evaluation, and human resource management. Based on the findings of the Joint Organizational Assessment, USAID Ready, the Global Green Growth Institute, and CCDA will formulate a program of institutional strengthening and capacity development, whose implementation will be supported by the USAID Ready Project.