Though Swaziland is experiencing the impacts of climate change, its civil society has a relatively low awareness of climate change issues. Moreover, climate change is not currently being adequately entrenched into NGO activities.
The Climate Technology Centre and Network is assisting Swaziland to entrench climate change into NGO activities. The CTCN Consortium partner UNEP-DTU Partnership together with the Ministry Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Meteorology Department, and the Coordinating Assembly of NGOs organized a workshop which aimed at strengthening engagement of civil society in planning and implementing climate technology strategies. The workshop was attended by 50 participants from the civil society participants.
The workshop helped to build awareness about climate change science as well as mitigation and adaptation, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) for Swaziland amongst civil society, participants also worked on development of proposals and possible sources of funding, discussed the creation of the 'Civil Society Climate Change Task Team' and strategy development.