The SACFP Learning Journey 2020
The Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) Learning Journey took place in Tshwane and Magaliesburg, South Africa, from the 24th to 26th of February 2020. The event included key project stakeholders – from institutions in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe – involved in accessing and utilising Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources to address national climate change priorities. This Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) event provided a platform for participants to reflect on the past four years of the SACFP project and to participate in co-creating the future focus of the programme as it moves into a new phase in April 2020 (Phase III 2020-2023).
Key project stakeholders participated in interviews as part of the MEL process. These interviews enabled the development of two Impact Story videos which explore the participants’ perspectives on the programme outcomes to date.
In the first video, ‘Catalysing a regional climate finance knowledge network in Southern Africa: Stakeholder experiences’, participants reflect on the advantages that come from the South-South knowledge brokering approach adopted by the project.
The second video ‘Enhancing capacity to access climate finance in Southern Africa: Experiences of SACFP stakeholders’ showcases examples of how the project has achieved several key outcomes, including:
- An increased sense of agency amongst key institutions and individuals;
- Greater connectivity and improved cooperation between key stakeholders at both national and regional levels; and
- A new appreciation of the need for strategic approaches to accessing the GCF.