Last year we held a successful series of regional workshops for climate change negtiators from least developed countries countries in:
(i) Eastern and Southern Africa in Naivasha, Kenya,
(ii) Western./Francophone Africa in Bamako, Mali and
(iii) South and Southeast Asia in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Each workshop brought together the Climate Change Negotiators from all the least developed countries in each region (as well as representatives from Finance and Planning ministries from each country) to discuss and prepare for COP12 which was to be held in Nairobi in November 2006.
We are again planning to hold the series of regional workshops this year in preparation for COP13 in Bali, Indonesia in December 2007.
The proposed dates for the regional ecbi workshops are as follows:
1. Eastern and Southern Africa to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 24 to 26 September (confirmed)
2. West/Francophone Africa to be held in Dakar, Senegal from 15 to 17 October (to be confirmed).
3. South and Souteast Asia to be held in Bangkok, Thailand (to be confirmed) from 29 to 31 October (to be confirmed).