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. At the same time it will develop a specific priority program of action for adaptation to climate change.

Project details

The National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) for Bangladesh has been prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh as a response to the decision of the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The preparation process has followed the generic guiding principles outlined in the NAPA Annotated Guideline.

The whole preparation process was guided by the a high powered Project Steering Committee headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests and member from other key ministries, department and agencies including Ministry of Finance and Planning. The basic approach to NAPA preparation was along with the sustainable development goals and objectives of the country where it has recognized necessity of addressing environmental issue and natural resource management with the participation of stakeholders.

Policy makers of Government, local representatives of the Government (Union Parishad Chairman and Members), scientific community members of the various research institutes, researchers, academicians, teachers (ranging from primary to tertiary levels), lawyers, doctors, ethnic groups, media, NGO and CBO representatives and indigenous women contributed to the development of the NAPA for Bangladesh. 


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Primary beneficiaries: 
Rural communities facing coastal erosion and salt water intrusion into vital agricultural lands.
Implementing agencies and partnering organizations: 
Bengali Ministry of Environment of Forest (MoEF)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
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Key results and outputs

  • PMO, with the following staff members: NPD, NPC and Senior Advisors.
  • Preliminary discussions and arrangements on the setting up of NAPA Team

Reports and publications


Gernot Laganda
Regional Technical Advisor
Dedjoguere Laokole
Country Officer
Mahamat Hassane Idriss
Regional Technical Advisor