Designated National Authorities honoured for communication work

Designated National Authorities honoured for communication work

Doha, Qatar, 25 November 2012 - Designated national authorities (DNAs) of South Africa, Spain, Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire have been recognized for their outstanding effort in communicating about the benefits of the clean development mechanism (CDM).

The five were honoured during the DNA Communicators of the Year Showcase, which took place during the DNA Forum in Doha on Sunday. The showcase gives the winning DNAs the opportunity to share the challenges and the benefits of reaching out to audiences in their home countries about the CDM.

This year, DNAs were asked to create a communication plan on the CDM programme of activity (PoA). PoA is widely seen as a tool to expand the regional reach of CDM projects. Much of the training for this past year for DNAs has centred on PoA.

This year, in addition to the recognition among peers, the four winning DNAs were awarded a share of a 10,000 Euro prize, sponsored by the German Fund for the Future of the Carbon Market. The money can be used to develop any of the PoA related communication materials developed as part of their plan.

You can view the winning entries here: <>