October 13, 2020   •   News


The final webinar of the Progressing Partnerships webinar series – “Demonstrating impact” was held on the 23 September 2020. The webinar discussed practical methods for compiling livestock greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Tier 2 approach and showcased good practices from the development of a Tier 2 GHG emissions inventory for the dairy sector in Kenya. Fifty-one participants from 19 countries, representing government agencies, universities, national and regional research institutions and development agencies, attended the webinar.

The webinar featured three guest speakers, Andreas Wilkes (UNIQUE Forestry and Land Use), Benjamin Kibor and Robin Mbae (Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Kenya) who shared their expertise and experiences on developing livestock GHG inventories using a Tier 2 approach.

The GRA Secretariat would like to extend a big thanks to all the guest speakers for providing their time and expertise to the Progressing Partnerships webinar series. Three key lessons can be drawn from the outcome of this series:

  • Opportunities for research international collaboration exist. However, participation of national experts and institutions in international agricultural GHG-specific efforts and networks is low in many countries.
  • Successful engagement in agricultural GHG research will require coordination among national experts (researchers and policymakers). Within this context, in-country leadership is vital to all processes that underpin agricultural GHG inventories, MRV systems and NDCs.
  • There is a clear need for capacity building – supporting peer learning and knowledge sharing on agricultural GHG emissions across the regions.