Webinar Recording: Capacity Building to Address Climate Change in the LDCs

You are cordially welcome to watch the recording of the webinar on Capacity Building to Address Climate Change in the LDCs, held on 10 August 2020 here:



The event took place on the Date: Monday, 10 August 2020 

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Bangladesh Time, UTC+6  

Organized by: International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) 

The importance of capacity building to address climate change cannot be overstated. Globally, about 70% of the developing country NDCs and 83% of the LDC NDCs submitted to the UNFCCC put capacity building as a condition to implement them. This need for capacity building support overwhelms other kinds of international assistance including for climate finance. Capacity building as a non-politicised agenda under the politically charged UNFCCC process is coming up as a very important issue. The purpose of the webinar was to have a frank dialogue with the LDC partners to explore the broad capacity needs and gaps to address climate change more effectively. The event followed a brief presentation on capacity building, followed with a panel discussion where designated discussants focussed on the importance of the long term capacity building needs for different stakeholders in the LDCs as well as how this can be achieved.



  • Prof. Saleemul Huq, Director, ICCCAD 

Keynote Presenter: 

  • Prof. Mizan R Khan, Deputy Director, ICCCAD 


  • Dr David Mfitumukiza, Senior Lecturer Makerere University, Uganda
  • Ms Tracy C Kajumba, Principal Researcher, IIED, UK 
  • Dr Luis Artur, Dean, Faculty of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique 
  • Dr Rosta Mate, Senior Lecturer, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique 
  • Dr Om Katel, Dean-Research, College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan

Guest Speakers: 

  • Prof Sanjay Khanal, Professor, School of Environmental Science and Management, Pokhara University 
  • Dr Noor Ahmad Akhundzadah, Dean, Faculty of Environment, Kabul University, Afghanistan 
  • Dr Sidat Yaffa, Dean, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of The Gambia, The Gambia 


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