Mali was one of the first countries to join the NDC Partnership at its launch in November 2016. Mali has since shaped its engagement with the Partnership around its National Committee for NDC Implementation and a National High-Level Consultation in August 2017. The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and its operational arm, the AEDD, have engaged in a series of consultations to develop Mali’s Partnership Plan. Supported from its onset by GIZ Mali, the Partnership Plan regroups elements from the National Roadmap for NDC Implementation and the Investment Plan launched recently. The Plan was adopted on 15 November 2018 during a validation workshop with over 60 representatives from ministries and national entities, and bringing together the National Committee for NDC Implementation and the National Climate Change Committee. Mali’s Partnership Plan puts forward a series of measures and technical assistance needs to strengthen the long-term implementation of its NDC and Sustainable Development Goals through large-scale projects. Actions include comprehensive support to the governance structure guiding NDC implementation, as well as more specific support, such as the elaboration of a communications plan aimed at local populations whose livelihood is severely affected by changing weather patterns. It also takes account of Mali's SDG and 2050 commitments, which will be aggregated into Mali's low-carbon development strategy, identified as an activity under the Partnership Plan. Mali’s Partnership Plan and affiliated projects are currently supported by the following members and non-members of the Partnership: AfDB, GIZ, FAO, UNDP, WRI, and the West African Development Bank and Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa. Find more information on the Partnership’s country engagement process in Mali here.