SouthSouthNorth and Poverty Reduction
SSN is a network-based non-profit organisation sharing two decades of experience in the fields of climate change and social development with a specific focus on structural poverty reduction in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America by building Southern capacity and delivering community based mitigation and adaptation projects. The former mitigate climate change by reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and the latter assist communities to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.
This project was a follow-on from the first SSN project (SSN1) that ended December 31, 2004. That project was designed to build sustainable development into the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) process. A report "Lessons Learnt" has been recently published. It includes a full description of the lessons learnt from the independent monitoring headed by HELIO International throughout that four-year project. The report can be downloaded here [PDF, 2.12MB].
four years in length and built on the experience and adds a separate focus on poverty alleviation. Individual projects were broader in scope focusing not only on CDM but also on adaptation, technology receptivity, capacity building and policy intervention.
The main deliverables of the project were 5 mitigation projects and 7 adaptation projects. There were also major elements on technology receptivity, capacity building and policy intervention.
After eight years of experience in six countries, tackling the challenges of climate change, sustainable development and poverty reduction, SSN launched an animated and illustrated CD ROM: SSN and the Challenge of Climate Change
For a copy of this CD ROM contact: info (at) southsouthnorth.com
SSN Brochure [PDF, 166 KB]