Building our regional partners’ capacity

Article, 31 July 2020

The European Capacity Building Initiative (ecbi) collaborates with organisations in developing countries to train participants from the region. Our longest partnership is with Enda Energie, which has organised workshops in East and West Africa.

A group of seated people raise their hands in response to a speaker at the front of the room

Thirty officials from Anglophone African least developed countries and other nations in the region attended a climate negotiation workshop organised by ecbi in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in September 2016 (Image: Siima Media/IIED)

Since 2016, ecbi has worked in close collaboration with partners to organise the regional training workshops. These include the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh; the Environment and Protection Management Services (EPMS) in Tanzania; Janathakshan in Sri Lanka; and the Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC) in Nepal.

Our regional partners have actively contributed to shaping the strategy for the ecbi training and support programme. We work together to train participants from the region, with the oversight of the appropriate government ministries. 

Our closest and longest collaborator is Enda Energie in Senegal. It has successfully expanded its capacity to deliver and chair regional training workshops for both Francophone and Anglophone Africa.

Enda Energie has organised these workshops in East and West Africa, collaborating with the governments of Senegal and Ethiopia.

An interview with the Enda Energie team explaining how working with IIED on the training and support programme has built its capacity to organise and host workshops. Subtitles are available in English and French by selecting the 'CC' option in the YouTube player

Enda Energie now serves as a member of the ecbi advisory committee.


Brianna Craft (, senior researcher in IIED's Climate Change research group

Emmanuel Seck (, programme coordinator, Enda Energie

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