Supporting LDCs to advance National Adaptation Plans

Introduction

The NAP-GSP  is assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The Global Support Programme on NAPs has been set up to assist countries to bring greater focus and attention to medium and long-term climate change adaptation planning as well as budgeting

 

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The National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) is a UNDP-UNEP programme, financed by the LDCF. 

Partner agencies to the NAP-GSP include UNDP, UNEP, WHO, FAO, IFAD, UNITAR, GEF, UNFCCC, GWP, GIZ , PROVIA, and UNISDR. 

The NAP-GSP was launched on 14 June 2013 with financing from the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF). 

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Project Details

The Global Support Programme on NAPs has been set up to assist countries to bring greater focus and attention to medium and long-term climate change adaptation planning as well as budgeting.

Level of Intervention: 
Key Collaborators: 
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Least developed Countries (LDCs)
Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations: 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UN Environment (UNEP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
UNFCCC Secretariat
World Health Organization (WHO)
Global Water Partnership
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
IFAD
UNITAR
UNISDR
Project Status: 
UNDP Pipeline
Location: 
Urban
Funding Source: 
Financing Amount: 
2,000,000

News

NAP-GSP News

The National Adaptation Plan - Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was launched on 14 June 2013 with financing from the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF) of the Global environment Facility (The GEF).
 
(1)  Institutional support to develop NAP road-maps
(2)  Training on relevant, tools, methods and guidelines to support effective climate change adaptation planning
(3)  Knowledge sharing to enhance international and regional cooperation
 
The programme is jointly implemented by UNDP and UNEP in collaboration with development partners. NAP-GSP does not provide grants to requesting countries. Support from the programme can however assist countries to leverage finance from a variety of existing sources. 
 
Countries interested in technical assistance from the NAP-GSP should send Official letters of  request through  their national UNFCCC focal points to UNDP and UNEP addressed to Rohini Kohli (rohini.kohli@undp.org) and Mozaharul Alam (Mozaharul.Alam@unep.org).  The programme will accept requests on a rolling basis.

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Country Initiatives

Supporting Bangladesh to advance their NAP process

Bangladesh National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

The purpose of the proposed NAPA formulation project for Bangladesh is the development of a countrywide program that encompasses the immediate and urgent adaptation activities that address the current and anticipated adverse effects of climate change, including extreme events. The goal of the NAPA formulation for Bangladesh is the provision of a framework to guide the coordination and implementation of adaptation initiatives in the country, through a participatory approach and building synergies with other relevant environmental and related programs.

Bangladesh's Second National Communication - In Progress

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.

CBA Bangladesh: Community-Based Wetland Management Project (BIRAM)

The indigenous Chakma peoples (pop. ~2,000) in the five villages of Borkona Godabanne Chora Adam face declining rainfall, rising temperatures, and decreased water levels under climate change. The nearby Godabanne Chora stream is the main source of irrigation and fish farming in the area, but climate change forecasts predict that current climate shifts will continue towards warmer and drier conditions—with negative consequences to both ecosystems and livelihoods.

CBA Bangladesh: Coping with Climate Risks by Empowering Women in Coastal Areas (GBSS)

This project aims to reduce the vulnerability of people living in four proposed villages under Dashmina upazila in Bangladesh by establishing Women Resource Centers (WRC) that will foster a community approach to climate change awareness and adaptation planning. The target sites already face an eroding natural resource base and biodiversity, and the potential for damaging cyclones, tidal surges, and drought are projected to increase.

CBA Bangladesh: Piloting Climate-Resilient Development Initiatives (CNRS)

Char Kazul is a riverine island comprised of four villages, located between the Bura Gaurango and Tetulia rivers in Bangladesh. During monsoon season, the Bura Gaurango River can swell up to 10km wide, making it difficult for residents to reach the mainland for trade and services. Climate change models predict more frequent cyclones over a longer season, which will increase the occurrence of storm surges, riverbank erosion, salinity intrusion, abnormal high tides, rough sea weather conditions, and erratic rainfall.

CBA Bangladesh: Promoting Diversified Agro-Based Activities in Jamalpur District (RDOP)

In the hilly areas of Bakshigani Upazila region, the Adibashi community faces increased heavy rainfall and more frequent droughts. The region’s traditional hillside farming technique, known as jhum cultivation, gradually deteriorates the hillside environment, thereby increasing the risks of flash floods and landslides. Projected climatic changes exacerbate this risk, reducing the amount of cultivable land and threatening livelihoods.

CBA Bangladesh: Strengthening Community Resilience in the Southwestern Coastal Area (Practical Action)

Due to its high levels of poverty and close proximity to water, Atulia Union in the southwestern coastal region of Bangladesh is considered to be one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change. Over the last few decades both farming and aquaculture activities have become less productive as soil degrades, water salinizes, and competition for resources increases. More than 56 percent of the area’s population is now food-deficient for 2 to 6 months out of every year.

Community based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation in Bangladesh

This project, executed by Bangladesh’s Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and implemented by UNDP, has reached 18,269 households engaging citizens in afforestation, agriculture, livestock, and fishery-based livelihood adaptation and training measures. The project promotes the diversification of livelihoods and income generation, for example, through the rational use of coastal land to produce forest, fruit and fish resources.

Community-Based Adaptation: Bangladesh

Densely populated, coastal, and low-lying, Bangladesh faces serious climate change risks, including:

• Sea-level rise
• Intensification of cyclones
• Increased river flooding
• Salinization of agricultural land
• Changing rainfall patterns, with increasingly intense rainfall during the monsoon season

Enhancing Adaptive Capacities of Coastal Communities, especially Women, to Cope with Climate Change-Induced Salinity in Bangladesh

Supporting Benin to advance their NAP Process

Benin Second National Communication

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Benin National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change, those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following is the NAPA for Benin.

Combating Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Food Security in Benin

For a long time, farming communities in Benin have had to develop weather and climate hazards mitigation techniques or practices so-called "endogenous" including crop diversification, irrigation, risk management disaster, etc. However, human induced climate change that has become a reality (IPCC, 2007), is posing new risks for these communities. Agricultural modernization that does not destroy the social and ecological balances yet ensures food security for the peasant mass has remained the biggest problem in Africa since the 60s.

Strengthening the Resilience of the Energy Sector in Benin to the Impacts of Climate Change

Climate-induced pressures are negatively impacting impacting the energy sector in Benin. As average temperatures rise, electricity demand is increasing - with more intensive and longer use of air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration needed during the year. Coupled with inefficient household and commercial equipment (fridges, TV, AC, fans) and non-efficient lighting of buildings, there are critical imbalances in the energy sector. 

Supporting Burkina Faso to advance their NAP Process

Burkina Faso National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change; those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage. The following NAPA details priority threats and priorities for Burkina Faso.

Climate Related Hazards:

  • Strong decrease in water availability
  • A drastic decrease and a deterioration of pastures
  • Decrease of the biomass potential

Burkina Faso's Second National Communication - In Progress

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Generating Global Environmental Benefits from Improved Local Planning and Decision-making Systems in Burkina Faso

The project aims to address the inherent complexity and challenges that development institutions face when addressing global environmental issues. It aims to catalyze the mainstreaming of multi-lateral environmental agreements into development paths and processes in Burkina Faso by addressing key capacity gaps.  This is to be achieved by strengthening information management systems and by providing capacity development support to local planning and development processes.

Promoting Index-Based Weather Insurance for Small Holder Farmers in Burkina Faso

The United Nations Development Programme is working with the Government of Burkina Faso to develop a project proposal for a new US$4.5 million grant proposal for the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund. The proposed "Promoting Index-Based Weather Insurance for Small Holder Farmers in Burkina Faso" project will include US$19 million in co-financing.

Reducing vulnerability of natural resource dependent livelihoods in Boucles du Mouhoun Forest Corridor and Mare d’Oursi Wetlands Basin in Burkina Faso

With more than 70% of the population live on less than $2 per day, Burkina Faso’s economy is heavily dependent on natural resources.

Strengthening Adaptative Capacity and Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in Burkina Faso

Due to its socio-economic, climatic and geographical reasons, Burkina Faso is particularly vulnerable to climate change.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Burkina Faso

The project, "Strengthening Climate Information and EWS in Western and Central Africa: Burkina Faso", responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Burkina Faso which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes. The technologies required to achieve these aims will increase the capacity of the national early warning network to forewarn and rapidly respond to extreme climate events. 

Supporting Burundi to advance their NAP Process

Burundi National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the social and economic costs of climate change.

For Burundi the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) identified the following Climate Related Hazards:

Burundi- Second National Communication

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Community Disaster Risk Management in Burundi

The overarching goal of the project is to safeguard development benefits for vulnerable communities from future climate change induced risks. The community disaster risk management project will enhance local climatic governance by building capacity of key actors and providing necessary risks management tools (e.g. contingency plans, EWS). The project will also promote sustainable and equitable economic growth through the adoption of adaptation-related technologies aiming to rehabilitate and protect vulnerable communities assets

Supporting Cambodia to advance their NAP Process

Cambodia National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the economic and social costs of climate change.

The Climate Related Hazards identified in Cambodia's National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) include:

Cambodia's Second National Communication - In Progress

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.

Reducing the Vulnerability of Cambodian Rural Livelihoods through Enhanced sub-national Climate Change Planning and Execution of Priority Actions

Cambodia is one of the poorest nations in South-East Asia. Approximately 70% of Cambodian households derive all or an important part of their income from agriculture and the majority of agricultural production is dependent on the monsoon rain and natural floods/recession of the Tonle Sap River and Lake.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems to Support Climate-Resilient Development in Cambodia

Cambodia is facing mounting development challenges due to climate change. Longer dry seasons and shorter, more intense rainy seasons are resulting in increased frequency and severity of disasters, including floods and droughts. Recovery from such events stretches limited public resources and forces shifts in development priorities. At the same time, climate change is also impacting agricultural production, affecting household level income and putting pressure on food security.

Supporting Comoros to advance their NAP process

Adapting Water Resource Management in Comoros to Increase Capacity to Cope with Climate Change

As a Small Island Developing State, Comoros is adversely affected by volatile rainfall patterns, increased temperatures, sea level rises and climate hazards. UNDP supports Comoros in addressing the subsequent impacts on water and food security and ultimately buttress sustainable economic growth and better livelihoods for the local communities.

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector in Comoros

Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, contributing over 90% towards Comoros’s exports earnings. Despite the crucial role of agriculture in the economy and for employment, the domestic agricultural sector is struggling to provide the food needs of the population. The project's objective therefore, is to strengthen the capacities of vulnerable communities to cope with the additional risks posed by climate change as well as the variability on agro-sylvo-pastoral systems through training and dissemination of information.

Strengthening Comoros Resilience Against Climate Change and Variability Related Disaster

The "Strengthening Comoros Resilience Against Climate Change and Variability Related Disaster" project will work to strengthen institutional, policy and regulatory frameworks to integrate climate and disaster risks into planning, improve knowledge and understanding of key climate drivers and natural disasters, and strengthen community resilience to climate-induced disaster risks. UNDP is currently working with the Government of Comoros to develop the project proposal for a US$8.5 million grant from the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund.

Supporting Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to advance their NAP Process

Democratic Republic of Congo National Progamme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the economic and social costs of climate change.

Key Vulnerabilities identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo's National Progamme of Action (NAPA):

  • Water Resources
  • Coastal Area
  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Land and Ecosystem Degradation

Democratic Republic of the Congo NAMA

Under the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme, financed by the EU, Germany, and AusAID, participating countries are primarily focusing on capacity building activities at the national level.  This includes formulating Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and/or Nationally appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), as well as establishing the underlying data collection systems (i.e. national GHG inventory systems, and monitoring, reporting and verification systems).

Democratic Republic of Congo- Second National Communictation

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Building resilience of Muanda’s communities from coastal erosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s coastal zone stretches 40 km and comprises of the towns of Muanda, Banana and Nsiamfumu. The problem of coastal erosion has intensified since 1980 with significant retreat of the coast in the Banana-Muanda segment, this retreat has been estimated as much as 2,300 meters. In the future, the DRC can expect to see its territory reduced from 50-100 m on its coastal area.

National Adaptation Plans Readiness in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The “National Adaptation Plans Readiness in Democratic Republic of the Congo” support grant from the Green Climate Fund will provide resources for readiness and preparatory activities and technical assistance to build capacity to undertake GCF-related activities and develop a strategic framework for engagement with GCF.  

Supporting Djibouti to advance their NAP Process

Developing Agro-Pastoral Shade Gardens in Djibouti

Djibouti faces multiple adverse effects due to climate change, which threaten large biophysical and socio-economic impacts. A priority area of concern is that of water availability, which is the main limiting factor of agricultural productivity and livelihood security.

Supporting Gambia to advance their NAP Process

Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change in Vulnerable Coastal Communities in Gambia

The project, 'Enhancing Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Areas and Communities to Climate Change in the Republic of Gambia',  will restore and maintain 2,500 ha of the mangroves forests of Tanbi Wetlands (of which 177,285 Gambian depends directly or indirectly on their economic activities, its buffer zones, sewage sinks and coastal stabilization roles), the North Bank, Western and lower river regions through a co-management approach to act as an additional buffer against climate-induced pressures in coastal a

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Gambia

The EWS project in Gambia responds directly to the priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Gambia. The NAPA articulates the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes.

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: The Gambia

The agriculture sectors in the Gambia employ roughly 70 percent of the population and generate 33 percent of GDP. The major crops consist of maize, sorghum, rice, millet, groundnuts and cotton. Crop production is dependent on rain-fed agriculture, making it vulnerable to rainfall variability. Besides shifting precipitation patterns, sea level rise threatens to inundate forest and mangrove areas and increase salinity levels in the River Gambia estuary.
 
Supporting Guinea Bissau to advance their NAP Process

Guinea-Bissau National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the economic and social costs of climate change.

For Guinea-Bissau, the main Climate Related Hazards identified in the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) include:

Guinea-Bissau- Second National Communication

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Strengthening Adaptive Capacity & Resilience to Climate Change in the Agrarian & Water Sectors in Guinea-Bissau

As a Small Island Developing State, climate change presents Guinea-Bissau with developmental challenges. This project is designed to assist Guinea-Bissau in achieving higher systematic efficiency for its policy responses. Interventions will focus particularly on the management of increased climatic vulnerability and risks in the agrarian and water sectors.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in Guinea-Bissau

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of Guinea-Bissau to ensure a new tranche of US$6 milion from the Global Environment Facility's Least Developed Countries Fund is used to improve climate services and early warning systems in this West African nation.

Strengthening the Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Areas and Communities to Climate Change in Guinea-Bissau

The "Strengthening the Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Areas and Communities to Climate Change in Guinea-Bissau" Project will leverage a proposed US$12 million Global Environment Facility Least Developed Country Fund Grant to develop the strong institutions and policies needed to improve risk management in coastal zones, protect investments in coastal infrastructure and diffuse new technologies to strengthen resilience within coastal communities.

Supporting Guinea Conakry to advance their NAP process

Guinea National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the economic and social costs of climate change.

The Main Human Vulnerabilities and Livelihood Impacts identified in Guinea's National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) include:

  • Agriculture
  • Water Resources
  • Forests
  • Coastal regions

Increased Resilience and Adaptation to Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Guinea’s Vulnerable Coastal Zones

The impacts of climate change on the Guinean coastal zone are predicted to adversely affect coastal economic development, coastal natural resources, coastal agricultural production and globally, food security.

Strengthening climate information and early warning systems for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change in Guinea

Through the project, "Strengthening climate information and early warning systems for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change in Guinea", UNDP seeks to support  strengthened national capacities, including the participation of communities to prevent, reduce, mitigate and cope with the impact of the systemic shocks form natural hazards. The project also aims to  to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to mainstream climate change adaptation policies into national development plans.

Strengthening Livelihoods and Climate-Resilience in the Guinean Prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali

Agriculture and livestock are the main economic activities in the prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali. However, while their importance for the economy and community livelihoods is undeniable, agriculture and livestock farming in Gaoual, Koundara and Mali remain of subsistence, dependent entirely on the natural resource potential and characterized by unsustainable environmental practices.The agriculture and livestock production are currently facing several constraints which limit their productivity and render them highly vulnerable to any external shock including climate effects.

Supporting Liberia to advance their NAP Process

Enhancing Climate-Resilient Agriculture in Liberia

The project, 'Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change by Mainstreaming Adaptation Concerns into Agricultural Sector Development', aims to to enhance the resilience of Liberia's agricultural sector. The focus is on enhancing resilience to increasing rainfall variability.

Enhancing Resilience Of Liberia Montserrado County Vulnerable Coastal Areas To Climate Change Risks II

The United Nations Development Programme is working with the Government of Liberia to ensure investment of a new tranche of US$4 million from the Least Developed Countries Fund is used to reduce the vulnerability of physical assets and natural systems, protect coastal areas, and mitigate carbon dioxide emissions. The "Enhancing Resilience Of Liberia Montserrado County Vulnerable Coastal Areas To Climate Change Risks II" project will work to build national capacity and drive policy coordination in the coastal county of Montserrado to plan and respond to climate change.

Enhancing Resilience of Vulnerable Coastal Areas to Climate Change Risks in Liberia

Liberia is highly vulnerable to climate change in coastal areas. The coastal population is poor and all social indicators are very low. Unemployment is high and the gender situation is weak. A large proportion of the coastal community live in temporary and/or poorly constructed housing with little protection from sea or storm surges. A large proportion of these people live on very low lying land, often in unplanned settlements, illegal or extra-legal settlements.

National Adaptation Plans in Liberia

The GCF-funded project "To advance the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process for medium-term investment planning in climate-sensitive sectors (i.e.

Strengthening Liberia's Climate Information and Services to Enhance Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation

This project responds to priorities and actions identified in the Liberia's NAPA which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes. The technologies required to achieve these aims will increase the capacity of the national early warning network to forewarn and rapidly respond to extreme climate events. 

Supporting Lesotho to advance their NAP Process

Reducing Vulnerability from Climate Change in Lesotho's Foothills, Lowlands and the Lower Senqu River Basin

Lesotho is a mountainous, landlocked country located in Southern Africa, prone to natural disasters, and liable to drought and desertification. The country is already paying high premiums as a result of the impacts of global warming. This is evidenced by the increasing frequency of natural disasters, devastating droughts and emerging signs of progressive desertification.

Supporting Madagascar to advance their NAP Process

Madagascar: Enhancing the Adaptation Capacities and Resilience to Climate Change in Rural Communities in Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy, and Atsimo Andrefana

The Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana project is designed to reduce the vulnerability of populations in Madagascar facing the adverse effects of climate change and severe weather events.

Supporting Malawi to advance their NAP Process

Climate proofing local development gains in Machinga and Mangochi Districts of Malawi

Malawi’s high dependency on rainfed, maize dominated agriculture, combined with poor urban planning in rural towns makes 85% of its populations highly vulnerable to climate change induced droughts, floods and post harvest grain losses. Between 1967 and 2003, 18 floods were recorded killing at least 570 people, rendering 132,000 homeless, and affecting a total of 1.8 million people.

Ecosystem-Based Approach to Adaptation in Malawi

Malawi’s high dependency on rainfed, maize dominated agriculture, combined with poor urban planning in rural towns makes 85% of its populations highly vulnerable to climate change induced droughts, floods and post harvest grain losses.

Implementing adaptation priorities through national development plans in Malawi

Extreme weather events have adversely impacted Malawi’s food security, water security, energy supply, infrastructure, human health and the sustainable livelihoods of family households. Further, the unsustainable use of natural resource costs Malawi USD191 million or 5.3% of GDP every year with the resulting forest cover in the country decreasing from 41% in 1990 to 35% in 2008.

Malawi National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the economic and social costs of climate change.

Malawi's Second National Communication - October 2011

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.

Saving Lives, Protecting Agriculture Based Livelihoods in Malawi (M-Climes)

Climate change severely threatens sustainable development opportunities for Malawi. The country faces a number of climate-induced disasters including floods, droughts, stormy rains and strong winds. The intensity and frequency of climate-related hazards have been increasing in recent decades, due to climate change as well as other factors like population growth, urbanization and environmental degradation. Farmers and rural populations have been amongst the most affected.

Supporting Mali to advance their NAP Process

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Resilience to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector in Mali

According to current information on climatic variability and predicted climate change scenarios for Mali, the country's long-term development is expected to be significantly affected by: both insufficient and unpredictable rainfall; increased frequency of flooding; and more violent winds in the Sahel and Sahara regions. As Mali's agriculture sector is highly dependent on climatic factors, it is generally agreed upon that climate change will produce great impacts in this sector, even when considering the uncertainty of the forecasting models.

Flood Hazard and Climate Risk Management to Secure Lives and Assets in Mali

Flooding and other climate change risks have a severe impact on the people of Mali. Significant flooding events over the past 30 years have impacted over 3 million people, taking lives, destroying infrastructure, causing serious economic losses, and derailing efforts to build more resilient lives and livelihoods.

Mali National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

Mali's NAPA is aimed at addressing the need to develop a realistically achievable country-driven program of action for adaptation to climate change in key sectors such as agriculture, forestry, water resources, coastal zone and human health. It will specifically develop a program of priority activities addressing the urgent and immediate needs and concerns of Mali, relating to the adverse effects of climate change. Mali shares with other LDCs a low adaptive capacity to respond to climate change impacts, arising from weak socio-economic conditions.

Mali's Second National Communication - June 2011

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.

Programme for the Support of the National Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change in Mali

Like other countries in the Sahel, Mali is susceptible to climate variability and is suffering from the impacts of global climate change. According to forecasts, rainfall will fluctuate even more in the future and the frequency of extreme events such as drought or heavy rain will increase. The poorest groups are harder hit by the impacts of climate change because they depend directly on natural resources for their livelihoods.

Strengthening Livelihoods and Climate-Resilience in the Guinean Prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali

Agriculture and livestock are the main economic activities in the prefectures of Gaoual, Koundara and Mali. However, while their importance for the economy and community livelihoods is undeniable, agriculture and livestock farming in Gaoual, Koundara and Mali remain of subsistence, dependent entirely on the natural resource potential and characterized by unsustainable environmental practices.The agriculture and livestock production are currently facing several constraints which limit their productivity and render them highly vulnerable to any external shock including climate effects.

Strengthening the resilience of women producer groups and vulnerable communities in Mali

The Government of Mali is currently tackling development constraints which include various agricultural and rural development initiatives focusing on stimulating rural economies, improving agricultural productivity and promoting sustainable land management. This UNDP-supported "Strengthening the resilience of women producer groups and vulnerable communities in Mali" project aims to integrate climate variability into development strategies, with a special focus on food security.

Supporting Mozambique to advance their NAP Process

Coping with Drought and Climate Change (CwDCC) in Mozambique

The Government of Mozambique recognizes that the country is vulnerable to catastrophes and that the hazards resulting from climate change are exacerbating the persistence of absolute poverty in Mozambique. Of all of the natural hazards affecting the country, drought is the most common and the most devastating. In light of this challenge, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners are implementing the Coping with Drought and Climate Change (CwDCC) project in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Increased Resilience to Coastal Erosion in Communities in Mozambique

In Mozambique many communities are situated close to shorelines, reliant on agriculture and fishing for their livelihoods. Rising sea levels and changes in the frequence and intensity of tropical cyclones are raising the incidences and severity of flooding, salt water intrusion, erosion, loss of livelihoods, shelter, and life.

Mozambique National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their immediate needs to adapt to climate change, ultimately leading to the implementation of projects aimed at reducing the economic and social costs of climate change.

Climate Related Hazards identified in Mozambique's National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) include:

  • Droughts 
  • Floods
  • Temperature
  • Extreme events
Supporting Niger to advance their NAP Process

Advancing medium and long-term adaptation planning and budgeting in Niger

The “Advancing medium and long-term adaptation planning and budgeting in Niger” project will address the main challenges to integrating climate change adaptation into planning and budgeting in Niger, as identified in its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Stocktaking Report and under the framework of the LEG Technical Guidelines.

Building Climate-Resilience and Adaptive Capacity in the Agricultural Sector of Niger

The project, 'Implementing NAPA Priority Interventions to Build Resilience and Adaptive Capacity of the Agriculture Sector to Climate Change', contributes to the building of adaptive capacity to climate change in the agricultural sector of Niger. At the national level, government, NGOs, and business entities will strengthen capacity to integrate climate change risk reduction strategies into development policies and programmes. National ministries will have developed better-adapted policies and programmes that support planned and autonomous adaptive strategies.

CBA Niger: Adapting Pastoral and Agricultural Practices to the Realities of Climate Change (AGIR)

In the village of Rombou in the Maradi region of central Niger, both pastoralists and farmers now depend on increasingly scarce natural resources for their livelihoods. Plagued by high levels of poverty and structural food insecurity, the area suffers from unsustainable agro-pastoral practices and increasing risks of conflicts over natural resources. Climate change experts expect Niger to experience increasingly variable rainfall patterns and higher temperatures over the coming decades.

CBA Niger: Adapting to Climate Change in the Community of Tamalolo

This Community-Based Adaptation project aims at improving living conditions and the adaptive capacity of the rural communities of Tamalolo through the implementation of enhanced farming practices. The predominant crops grown in the area are mil, sorghum, black-eyed peas, okra, and sorrel. Additionally, there is extensive breeding of goats, cattle, sheep, camels, donkeys and horses, and limited trading of goods, including sugar, doughnuts, condiments and cola. All of these activities are highly reliant on annual rainfall.

CBA Niger: Developing Sustainable Agricultural Techniques for Adaptation in Roumbou Municipality, Dakoro (CEB)

Niger’s villages of Maïkoulaké, Atoulé and Roumbou are in a fragile intermediate eco-zone. Although they are near the Tarka Valley (one of the nation's few remaining fertile areas), the villages (pop. 1,600) are at risk as the semi-arid Sahel zone expands. These agro-pastoral communities depend largely on natural resources for their livelihoods. This leaves them highly vulnerable to natural and economic shocks, as well as climate change.

CBA Niger: Hut Livestock to Reduce Household Vulnerability in Houtchi and Dan Djaoudi, Roumbou (EIP)

Houtchi and Dan Djaoudi villages in Niger’s Roumbou municipality, Tarka Valley, have a population of approximately 1,831 people. The main economic activities are rain-fed agriculture, including wheat and sorghum, and livestock breeding. The adverse impacts of climate change in the region are leading to water scarcity, drought, soil degradation, decrease in fodder production, death of livestock and decreases in agricultural yield.

CBA Niger: Improving Agro-Forestry and Providing Better Seeds to the Community of Maigochi Saboua, Roumbou (ALAD)

This project focuses on the village of Maigochi Saboua in Niger’s Dakoro district. The population of approximately 7,564 people participates primarily in agriculture, breeding, crafts and trading. Agriculture is the primary driver of economic growth with 80% of the population relying on it as means of income. The Tarka Valley is the main ecosystem in the area, and communities depend on it to provide natural resources such as wood, water and fertile lowland fields.

CBA Niger: Intensified Agroforestry Practices for Adaptation in Tânout (Yanahi)

The ecosystem zone in the villages of Tamalolo, Tânout, is Sahelian and characterized by dunes, rainy season cultivation lands, gentle slopes (glacis) in the fields, and large pastures and animals. Droughts, extreme temperatures and violent winds—all driven by climate change—have led to grasshopper infestations and brush fires in the past (1974, 1984 and 2005) and continue to have harmful consequences on agriculture, livestock breeding, and ecosystems.

CBA Niger: Intensified Goat Breeding to Help Vulnerable Women Adapt to Climate Change Effects (N'Niyat)

This Community-Based Adaptation project focuses on 14 villages in Tamalolo, a Sahelo-Saharan zone of Niger. The region is characterized by precipitation shortages, violent winds, droughts, extreme temperatures, dust storms, grasshopper infestations, and bush fires. As these climatic phenomena intensify, they will damage local ecosystems and livelihoods. A projected increase in soil erosion will augment the vulnerability of natural and agropastoral ecosystems.

Climate Change Adaptation in the Delta State of Nigeria (TACC)

The Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) is part of a partnership between the United Nations and sub-national governments for fostering climate friendly development at the sub-national level. This partnership is a collaborative effort involving UNDP, UNEP and eight associations of regions.

Supporting Rwanda to advance their NAP Process

Increasing Climate-resilience in Rwanda through EWS, Disaster Preparedness & Integrated Watershed Management

The Gishwati ecosystems of the Nile-Congo crest watersheds in North-Western Rwanda are increasingly vulnerable. In 2007, heavy flooding occurred, taking the lives of dozens of people and displacing hundreds of families from Gishwati Forest to Nyabihu District. Climate change, overpopulation and inadequate disaster preparedness compound the risk of future floods and landslides, putting the lives of the 280,210 inhabitants of the district in peril. 

Supporting Senegal to advance their NAP Process

Senegal National Adaptation Plan

The "Senegal National Adaptation Plan" project will strengthen the capacity of sectoral ministries and local governments to better assess the implications of climate change and to adjust existing policies and budgets for the integration of medium- and long-term climate change risks and adaptation measures.

Climate Change Adaptation in the Country of Senegal (TACC)

The Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) is part of a partnership between the United Nations and sub-national governments for fostering climate friendly development at the sub-national level. This partnership is a collaborative effort involving UNDP, UNEP and eight associations of regions.

Promoting Innovative Finance, Community Based Adaptation in Communes Surrounding Community in Senegal

The "Promoting Innovative Finance and Community Based Adaptation in Communes Surrounding Community Natural Reserves (Ferlo, Niokolo Koba, Bas Delta Senegal, Delta du Saloum) in Senegal" project will work to create financial incentives to cover the incremental costs of climate change adaptation and support capacity building for vulnerable households and community groups to build holistic responses to climate change.

Strengthening Land and Ecosystem Management Under Conditions of Climate Change in the Niayes and Casamance Regions in the Republic of Senegal

The"Strengthening Land and Ecosystem Management Under Conditions of Climate Change in the Niayes and Casamance Regions in the Republic of Senegal" project supports ecosystem-based adaptation and builds the enabling environments required for long-term climate resilience. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility Least Developed Countries Fund. According to Senegal’s NAPA, the country is experiencing repeated droughts that have severely changed the water regime and vegetation cover. In addition, periodic flooding is also experienced.

Supporting Sudan to advance their NAP Process

Building Climate-Resilience in Agriculture and Water Sectors in Sudan

The goal of this project, "Building Resilience in the Agriculture and Water Sectors to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Sudan", is to contribute to reduce the vulnerability and increase the adaptive capacity of Sudan's agriculture sector to climate change impacts. Following the completion of the National Program of Action (NAPA) for Sudan, the highest priority area for follow-up intervention are those that contribute towards food security under climate change.

Climate Risk Finance for Rain-fed Farming in Sudan

A country housing the largest number of displaced population, Sudan faces additional stress as a result of climate change. In particular, the increasingly unreliable nature of rainfall, together with its concentration into short growing seasons, heightens the vulnerability of Sudan’s rain-fed agricultural systems.

Sudan National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

Climate change poses significant challenges to a developing country like Sudan, the largest in Africa.

Sudan's Second National Communication - In Progress

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities.

Supporting Tanzania to advance their NAP Process

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development & Adaptation in Tanzania

This project will initiate Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) frameworks in the Pangani River Basin of Northern Tanzania. These frameworks will address climate change and pilot adaptation measures. It is one of the first field-based climate change preparation projects in Eastern Africa with strong links to basin and national planning and policy, and as such will build national and regional capacity, provide lessons and serve as a national and regional demonstration site.

Source: Tanzania Project Document (PIMS: 3308)

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Tanzania

This project responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Tanzania which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes. The technologies required to achieve these aims will increase the capacity of the national early warning network to forewarn and rapidly respond to extreme climate events.

Supporting Uganda to advance their NAP Process

Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda

The "Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda" project will support the Government of Uganda in the management of critical wetlands that are being affected by a changing climate. The project will restore wetlands and their eco-system services, based on the wise-use principles and guidelines  outlined by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

Climate Change Adaptation in the Mbale region of Uganda (TACC)

The Down to Earth: Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) is part of a partnership between the United Nations and sub-national governments for fostering climate friendly development at the sub-national level. This partnership is a collaborative effort involving UNDP, UNEP and eight associations of regions.

Mountain Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Uganda

Mount Elgon landscape in Uganda is the seventh highest mountain in Africa, a major catchment area and straddles the border between Kenya and Uganda. The climate is cool with a mean annual rainfall of 1,270 mm. The population of Mount Elgon is almost entirely rural and dependent on subsistence agriculture, with approximately 564,000 people living in the 4 districts which make up the project site. The region is home to Mt Elgon National Park and is of great conservation value, but high population density means that agriculture is spreading rapidly.

Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Uganda

This project, "Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Uganda to support climate resilient development", responds to priorities and actions identified in the NAPA of Uganda which articulate the need for securing, transferring and installing critical technologies, as well as developing the necessary systems for climate change-related information to permeate into decision-making processes. The technologies required to achieve these aims will increase the capacity of the national early warning network to forewarn and rapidly respond to extreme climate events.

Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans: Uganda

Agriculture is a crucial sector in Uganda, accounting for approximately 21.9 percent of its GDP, 85 percent of its export earnings, and 68 percent of total employment. The country is experiencing the effects of climate change including increased temperatures, frequent disease and insect infestations, disrupted rainfall patterns, and frequent floods, droughts and extreme weather events. This has severe impacts on agriculture, making the sector highly vulnerable to climate change. 
 

Uganda NAMA

Under the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme, financed by the EU, Germany, and AusAID, participating countries are primarily focusing on capacity building activities at the national level.  This includes formulating Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and/or Nationally appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), as well as establishing the underlying data collection systems (i.e. national GHG inventory systems, and monitoring, reporting and verification systems).

Programme Meetings and Workshops

NATIONAL NAP MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

> For updates on meetings and workshops please visit the NAP-GSP website

NAP-GSP REGIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS

 

LEG Regional Training Workshop on NAPs for Pacific LDCs in collaboration with NAP-GSP
The LEG Regional Training Workshop on NAPs for Pacific LDCs in collaboration with NAP-GSP is taking place in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 3-7 November 2014. Representatives are present from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. > MORE - LEG / NAP-GSP Pacific NAPs Regionl Training Workshop

Supporting LDCs to advance their National Adaptation Plans - Asia Regional Training Workshop
The Asia Regional Training Workshop was held on 17-20 February 2014 in Pattaya, Thailand.  Representatives from Environment, Planning and Finance Ministries from nine Asian LDCs participated in this workshop, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, and Yemen. > MORE - Asia Regional Training Workshop

Supporting LDCs to advance their National Adaptation Plans - Africa Regional Training Workshop (Anglophone)
The Regional Training Workshop for African Anglophone LDCs was held from 14-17 April 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Representatives from Environment, Planning and Finance Ministries from African LDCs participated in this workshop. > MORE - NAP Regional Training Workshop for African Anglophone LDCs

Supporting LDCs to advance their National Adaptation Plans - Africa Regional Training Workshop (Francophone) Atelier régional de formation en Afrique
The Regional Training Workshop for African Francophone LDCs was held from 21-24 April 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Representatives from Environment, Planning and Finance Ministries from African LDCs participated in this workshop. > MORE - NAP Regional Training Workshop for African Francophone LDCs


MEETINGS AND EVENTS

NAPs at COP19

> Decisions
Key decisions were made on NAPs at COP19 in Warsaw in November 2013, endorcing the NAP-GSP and inviting further participation in the NAP process.

> Side-events: 
NAPs featured in many side-events at COP19. See links and reports, film and photos from the events.

> NAP-GSP meetings: 
NAP-GSP team held 
meetings to advance the NAPs process with at least 10 LDC delegations, and several non-LDC participants.

Reports and Publications

Training & Tools
Project Brief / Fact Sheet
Reports and Publications of relevance to Country Teams
Brochures, Posters, Communications Products
Programme Related Events
Assessments and Background Documents
Board Meeting Reports
Plans and policies of relevance to NAPs for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
Plans and policies of relevance to NAPs for Non-Least Developed Countries (non-LDCs)

Multimedia

NAP-GSP: Moldova workshop

From the 28th to 30th of June, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Legrand Hotel in Chisinau, Moldova, Eurasian representatives from 16 countries met for a  joint UNDP-UN environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAPGSP) workshop to discuss and collaborate on existing national climate change adaptation strategies. A total of 30 delegates attended the regional workshop including officials from ministries of finance, planning and environment.

Filmed interview on the Ugandan NAP process

Ms. Edith Kateme-Kasajja, National Planning Authority, Uganda, in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Uganda.
 

Filmed interview on the NAP process in Nepal

Interview with Mr. Lava Bahadur KC, Under Secretary, Climate Change Management Division, Ministry of Science and Technology and Environment, Secretariat Complex, Kathmandu, Nepal, about the NAP process. He discusses NAP opportunities, entry points, gaps and challenges in Nepal.

Filmed interview on the Mozambique NAP process

Mr. Luis Buchir, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mozambique, in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Mozambique.

Filmed interview on the Malawi NAP process

Mr. Frederick Kossam, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management, Malawi, in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Malawi.

Filmed interview on the Liberia NAP process

Mr. Anthony Digen Kpadeh, Assistant Director / Liberian Hydrological Service, Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy, Liberia Hydrological Service, in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Liberia.

Filmed interview on the Gambian NAP process

Mr. Pa Ousman JarJu, Director and UNFCCC Focal Point, Department of Water Resoruces (DWR), Gambia in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Gambia.

Filmed interview on the Bangladesh NAP process

An interview with Mr. Ahsanul Aziz, Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of Bangladesh, by the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in Bangladesh.

This video interview was recorded at the Asia Regional Training Workshop -Supporting LDCs to advance their National Adaptation Plan process - 17-20 February 2014, Pattaya, Thailand

New NAP-GSP Film on supporting LDCs to advance NAPs

The National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) is a UNDP-UNEP programme, financed by the LDCF.

The NAP-GSP  is assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). NAPs will bring greater focus and coordination to country-led efforts in disaster management and disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation.

This short film was developed by the NAP-GSP team and programme partner UNITAR.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Project monitoring and evaluation will be conducted in accordance with established UNDP, UNEP and GEF procedures and will be undertaken by the project team under the oversight of the UNDP-GEF units based in Bangkok and the UNEP Division for Programme Implementation (DEPI) in Nairobi respectively.

The goal of this programme is to support LDCs to commence a process of integrating medium- to long-term planning for adaptation to climate change within, or aligned with, current development planning and budgeting processes. This will ensure that a successful NAP is not a stand-alone document, but will lead to the integration of adaptation into the existing mainstream development and poverty reduction plans and budgets of a particular country. The programme will strengthen institutional and technical capacities in all LDCs for iterative development of comprehensive NAPs that are country-driven, and based on existing national development priorities and strategies and processes. The programme goal and objective will be achieved by: i) developing operational roadmaps and implementing training to advance medium- to long-term adaptation planning processes in the context of LDC national development strategies; ii) making tools and approaches available to LDCs to support key steps in the NAP process; and iii) exchanging lessons learned and knowledge through South-South and North-South Cooperation.

 

Outcome

Output

Outcome 1 Least Developed Countries are capacitated to advance medium- to long-term adaptation planning processes in the context of their national development strategies and budgets

Output 1.1 Stock-take of information and processes that are of relevance to the NAP process in the country and identification of key gaps to integrate climate change into medium- to long-term planning processes. This will include ensuring that key stakeholders are engaged in taking stock of on-going initiatives of relevance to NAPs, defining the scope of key requirements and expectations, and assessing the gaps and needs – in terms of information, skills and institutional capacity – for advancing medium- to long-term planning and budgeting processes for adaptation in the context of country specific planning processes and guidance emerging from the COP.

Output 1.2 National and sub-national institutional and coordination arrangements established in 12 LDCs, including financial and other requirements for advancing to medium- to long-term adaptation planning and budgeting.

Output 1.3 National roadmaps on the NAP process are formulated, including elements for monitoring the progress of their implementation. The roadmaps will be country-specific, outlining country-specific gaps that need to be filled, budget support required (including an inventory of national or international expertise and other inputs), and timelines for deliverables related to the advancement of NAPs, including reporting on progress to the LEG, AC, UNFCCC subsidiary bodies, etc. The roadmaps will contain information that can be submitted to the LDCF and/or other funding sources with the aim of obtaining the additional finance necessary to support and advance the NAP process in the country

Outcome 2 Tools and approaches to support key steps of the National Adaptation Plan process are developed and accessible to all LDCs

Output 2.1 Technical guidance tools and detailed methodologies by sector, policy materials, guiding principles, case studies on lessons and good practices made accessible in local languages and usable formats to all LDCs, developed in partnership with relevant stakeholders. Effort will be made use existing sectoral guidance and support, as is being developed by other organisations, rather than create new ones. For example, for health, WHO is currently developing guidance that covers vulnerability and assessments, economic tools, gender, early warning systems, indicators for health system resilience and health sector-related NAP guidance.

Output 2.2 National teams in 12 LDCs are trained in the use of the tools and approaches to advance to medium- to long-term adaptation planning and budgeting.

Output 2.3 Web-based training materials prepared for use by countries as they commence their respective NAP processes.

Outcome 3. Exchange of lessons and knowledge through South-South and North-South Cooperation to enhance capacities to formulate and advance the National Adaptation Plan process

Output 3.1 South-South and North-South transfer of technical and process-orientated information on experiences, good practice, lessons and examples of relevance to medium- to long-term national, sectoral and local plans and planning and budgeting processes are captured, synthesised and made available to all LDCs to utilise in advancing the NAP process.