As part of its mandate to support the work of the Consultative Group of Experts (CGE) on national communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention, the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides materials for CGE hands-on training workshops.

SEI was asked to update the training materials it had originally developed for the CGE. These materials have subsequently been used as the basis for three regional workshops in Thailand, Antigua and Barbuda, and Ghana, held in 2012, hosted by the CGE, lead by SEI, and each attended by representatives of the National Communications work teams of roughly 30-40 developing countries.