The 2011 regional workshop for East and Southern African and South Asian countries took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 31 October to 1 November. It was attended by roughly 30 negotiators and representatives from line ministries from 17 countries.
Presentations and discussions included the LDC strategy in the UNFCCC negotiations by the Chair of the LDC Group. Other themes addressed were finance, mitigation, adaptation and legal issues. The workshop provided a timely opportunity for participants to develop and align around LDC key messages for COP17 in Durban. Participant feedback underscored the value of these workshops as a forum for sharing different national views and experience and to learn from more experienced negotiators. The workshop received national press coverage from the Citizen and the Guardian.
The workshop was organised with the support of the Government of Tanzania and Environmental Protection and Management Services (EPMS).