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Promoting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa (PIPA)
2017 - 2018
East Africa NGO Cooperation Project:
Three NGO organizations of INFORSE-East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania) cooperate to contribute to strengthen the pro-poor focus and climate change ambitions in the implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa.
As a result it is aimed that Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDSs) and National Determined Contributions (NDCs) incorporate civil society viewpoints and recommendation.
The Project is coordinated by SustainableEnergy, which is an INFORSE-Europe member organization.

Project Title:
Promoting the Implementation of the Paris Agreement in East Africa (PIPA).

Brief overview of Project activities:

  • Mapping the current situation on NDCs, LEDSs, nationally and regionally
  • National inceptions including national launches, strengthening of involved CSO networks and inviting other stakeholders.
  • National and regional knowledge sharing / capacity building CSO workshops
  • Development of climate strategy recommendations based on practical cases
  • Dialogues, meetings and communications with national officials in charge of climate and development including of NDCs and LEDS
  • Regional climate policy briefs and participation in regional workshops/gatherings/ conferences and meetings with regional institutions and their officials
  • Participation in climate negotiations in Bonn and COP23 (primarily to follow negotiations on NDCs, LEDSs, GCF).
  • In addition, participation in relevant climate financing events. International policy briefs and one issue of Sustainable Energy News Communication with like-minded CSO networks including sharing experiences and lessons learned with INFORSE West Africa.

Project Duration: February 2017 - June 2018

November, 2017
The LVEMP II Civil Society Watch E-bulletin
Issue: November 2017
Article: Southern CSOs at COP23 in Bonn Call for Stronger NDCs, LEDs and ‘ParisRulebook for Poverty Reduction and Local Village Develpment

November 9, 2017
UNFCCC COP23 Side Event
Title: Proposing Stronger NDCs, LEDS & Paris Rulebook for Poverty Reduction and Local Village Development

- Proceedings: UNFCCC COP23 November 9, 2017

- UNFCCC COP23 PIPA Policy Brief PDF file (2 pages)

- Sustainable Energy News #81: including 3-page article on PIPA Project PDF file (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Presentations from East Africa:
- Kenya: by Velma Oseko, Suswatch (pdf 1.4 MB)
- Tanzania: by Mary Swai, TaTEDO (pdf 0.6 MB)
- Uganda: by Richard Kimbowa, UCSD (pdf 0.3 MB)

How can developing countries and the climate benefit from stronger NDCs and LEDs
by Stephen Kinguyu, Climate Change Direct., Ministry of Environment of Kenya.

UNFCCC COP23 Side event
PIPA Policy Brief May 2017

_Policy Brief to Publications:

East Africa Regional and National Baseline Studyies

Download: Policy Brief, Bonn, UNFCCC SBI46, 12 May 2017 PDF file(2 pages, 0.8 MB)

PIPA East Africa Regional Baseline Study _Publication: East Africa Regional Baseline Study
_Download: Full Report, May 2017 PDF file (73 pages, 1.6 MB)
_Download: Summary, May 2017 PDF file(14 pages, 0.8 MB)
PIPA Kenya Baseline Study
_Publication: Kenya Baseline Study
_ _
_Download: Kenya Report, May 2017 PDF file(42 pages, 0.6 MB)
PIPA Tanzania Baseline Study _Publication: Tanzania Baseline Study

_Download: Tanzania Report, May 2017PDF file(55 pp, 1.2 MB)
PIPA Uganda baseline study
_Publication: Uganda Baseline Study

_Download: Uganda Report, May 2017 PDF file(51 pages, 0.5 MB)


Inception meeting in February
First Capacity Building Workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
May 4, 2017
First Capacity Building in Nairobi, Kenya
April 25, 2017

First Capacity Building in Kampala, Uganda

Joint Inception Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
31 January- 3 February, 2017


TaTEDO in Tanzania / INFORSE-East Africa Coordinator:
- and direct link to Projects

Suswatch Kenya:
Direct Project Link:

Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development (UCSD): and
Direct Project Link: UCSD's PIPA Project

Direct Project link:

PIPA Project:

The project is supported by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the CISU Fund for Climate and Environment.