Prior to the 30th MOP, in Quito, and the 40th Open-Ended Working Group to the Montreal Protocol (OEWG), carried out in Vienna, almost 40 NOUs from 19 African partner countries participated in two multilateral negotiation skills trainings organized by GCI. The hands-on workshops aimed at strengthening the participants’ essential negotiation skills as negotiators under the Montreal Protocol and were carried out in cooperation with Denkmodell & the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations.
The trainings were highly appreciated by the participants. According to Mr. Samuel Paré, Head of the National Ozone Unit of Burkina Faso, “the training highlighted important aspects of negotiations […]. As a negotiator within the Montreal Protocol, I am now more sensible to the interest of my counterpart, while understanding and making the difference between my position and my interest”. He concluded, “it was an honor to attend the Negotiation Skills Trainings conducted in 2018 by the Green Cooling Initiative of GIZ.”