A fellowship programme which focuses on strengthening the institutional capacity for the Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) and the Least Developed Countries (L.D.C.s) to respond to the challenges arising from climate change was established yesterday. 

This was made possible by the Government of Italy, U.N. Climate Change and was endorsed through a memorandum of understanding at the C.O.P. 23 in Bonn, Germany.  

The new program titled “Capacity Award Programme to Advance Capabilities and Institutional Training in one Year (C.A.P.A.C.I.T.Y.)” will contribute to developing local professional expertise in the countries that are most vulnerable to climate change.

At the M.O.U. signing ceremony, U.N. Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa expressed her deep appreciation to the government of Italy for supporting the launch. 

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Source: Samoa Observer