Supporting Malawi to advance their NAP Process

Introduction

Status of assistance to Malawi for their NAP process:

  • A detailed NAP Stocktaking Report has been developed by the Government of Malawi,  through the National Climate Change Programmes. The NAP-GSP team has provided feedback on the Stocktaking Report  in cooperation with UNDP Malawi.
    > Malawi NAP Stocktaking Report

  • The Government of Malawi participated a side event in COP 21 on Adaptation Finance: what countries can do to scale up adaptation finance on 3rd December 2015. Tawonga Mbale (Malawi, Acting Director of the Department of Environmental Affairs) discussed the recent approval of a GCF project through UNDP to support an early warning system and enhancing climate data information project. She presented the enabling environment (NCC management policy, communication policy, NAPA, NAPs, REDD+) and summed up the lessons learnt (political support and commitment needed, effective institutions and policy framework, effective coordination mechanism, country ownership and stakeholder involvement, building on past experiences, ensuring sustainability , link to tangible economic development). She also recalled the challenges and gaps (need for co-financing, lack of capacity to develop bankable project proposals, lack of public awareness, weakness in adaptation monitoring).

  • An inter-sectoral government team led a NAP launch and training for an inter-ministerial group in collaboration with the NAP-GSP team, which took place from 3 to 5 September 2014 at the Livingstonia Beach Hotel, Salima, Malawi. The workshop was led by the Government of Malawi and organised by the national NAP team  with support from the National Climate Change Programme, UNDP Country Office and GWP. Technical support was provided by NAP-GSP, UNDP and GIZ. The Malawi NAP team requested NAP-GSP and partner agencies to provide experts in sectors to participate as resource people in the workshop and to remain engaged in the whole processs.

  • The Malawi NAP team is in the process of consolidating the NAP road map that has emerged from the work-shop. The main support needs include a stock-taking of existing initiatives, a gap analysis,  a comprehensive vulnerability analysis, climate and socio-economic scenarios, and identifying medium and long term adaptation options in priority sectors. Priority sectors include agriculture, water resources, health, infrastructure and physical planning, transport, human settlements, disaster risk management, forestry, wild life and gender.

> More on Malawi NAP National Training Workshop

Previous NAP-related updates and activities

  • April 2014: A Malawi delegation attended the NAP-GSP Africa Regional Training Workshop (Anglophone) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in April 2014.
  • December 2013: NAP-GSP partner UNITAR met representatives of the Malawi Government, specifically Principal Secretary Ntupanyama, in Geneva and provided her with a brief on the NAP-GSP, highlighting the recent dialogue held with Malawi at COP19 in Warsaw (see below). An Aide Memoire was subsequently shared with Dr Ntupanyama and her team outlining possible next steps for collaboration with the NAP-GSP.
  • November 2013: NAP-GSP invited Dr. Aloysius Kamperewera, Secretary for Environment and Climate Change Management, to speak at a side event in Warsaw (organized by the GEF and GIZ) on progress of Malawi on their NAP process. The NAP-GSP held a meeting with the Government of Malawi during COP19 on 14 November 2013.
  • 2013: The Government of Malawi took early steps to advance their NAP processes in alignment with their National Climate Change Programme (NCCP). The Government is closely coordinating on their NAP related work via the UNDP Country Office.

Malawi's climate change adaptation experiences - overview:

Presented by the Malawi delegation at the NAP-GSP Africa Regional Training Workshop (Anglophone) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in April 2014.

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Project Details

Malawi's climate change adaptation experiences - overview:

Presented by the Malawi delegation at the NAP-GSP Africa Regional Training Workshop (Anglophone) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in April 2014.

 

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Programme Meetings and Workshops

Malawi NAP Training Workshop

A Malawi National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Training Workshop took place from 3 to 5 September 2014 at the Livingstonia Beach Hotel, Salima, Malawi. The meeting was organized and led by the Government of Malawi, with support from the UNDP Country Office, GWP and technical support from the NAP-GSP team and GIZ..


 

This NAP Training Workshop was an opportunity to plan and develop sectoral activities to support longer term adaptation planning. It also facilitated stakeholder dialogue to determine the appropriate institutional arrangements for the implementation of the NAP process. An important objective was to engage political decision makers and policy makers at the very start of the NAP process in Malawi. Click the links below to access resources, presentations and information about the Malawi NAP Training Workshop

> About - Malawi NAP Training Workshop  on the  NAP process

> Agenda and Presentations