NEW: NAP Align – Aligning NAP with development and budget planning

NAP Align is an analysis tool designed to help countries align their national adaptation plan (NAP) processes with their overall national development goals, as well as budgets. It forms a supplement to the NAP technical guidelines developed by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (UNFCCC) and provides further details of several steps outlined in the NAP technical guidelines. NAP Align highlights the importance of taking both the planning procedures and the budgeting framework of the country into consideration in the earliest stages of the NAP process.

NAP Align is targeted at various practitioners involved in the NAP process, including NAP multisectoral coordination committees, task forces and working groups. It assists them in analysing the individual country’s development planning and budgeting processes to find entry points for the alignment of NAP. It also describes the links between planning and budgeting cycles, particularly those regarded as central to adaptation planning.

The analysis comprises a set of questions which cover the following topics: development planning, donor coordination structures, financial and budget planning, financing climate change adaptation, medium term expenditure frameworks, and the budget cycle.

Find the full publication here.

WEBINAIRE: Les Fonds Nationaux pour le financement climatique

Les Fonds Nationaux pour le financement climatique

La GIZ et l’Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) vous invitent au webinaire sur Les Fonds Nationaux pour le financement climatique. C’est le deuxième webinaire d’une série de quatre qui vont avoir lieu entre Septembre et Décembre 2014 traitant des différents sujets en relation avec la préparation pour des financements climatiques.

Le webinaire sur Les Fonds Nationaux pour le financement climatique aura lieu mardi le 7 octobre de 14.00 à 15.30 (CET)*. Pour participer, veuillez-vous inscrire via ce lien.

Le webinaire présente:

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Appuyer un modèle: le Rôle des Fonds Nationaux Climat
  • 3. L’expérience du Mali avec l’établissement d’un fonds national pour le climat
  • 4. Discussion et échanges entre les participants

Ce webinaire est disponible en français seulement.

Exigences techniques:

Veuillez-vous assurer que le logiciel Java 6 est bien installé/activé sur votre navigateur et utiliser un casque à écouteurs. Pour vous assurer que votre système corresponde à toutes les exigences techniques, procédez à une vérification du système. Nous vous prions de tester bien en avance l’accès au système.

Au plaisir de vous accueillir prochainement!

*Fuseau horaire:
Algérie 14:00 – 15:30h
Allemagne 15:00 – 16:30h
Benin 14 :00 – 15:30h
Burkina Faso 13:00 – 14 :30h
Burundi 15 :00 – 16 :30h
Cameroun 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Cap-Vert 12 :00 – 13 :30h
Comores 16 :00 – 17 :30h
Congo 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Cote d’Ivoire 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Djibouti 16 :00 – 17 :30h
Gabon 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Guinée 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Guinée Bissau 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Guinée équatoriale 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Libye 15 :00 – 16 :30h
Madagascar 16 :00 – 17 :30h
Mali 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Maroc 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Maurice 17 :00 – 18 :30h
Mauritanie 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Mozambique 15 :00 – 16 :30h
Niger 14 :00 – 15 :30h
République Centrafricaine 14 :00 – 15 :30h
République démocratique du Congo 14:00 – 15 :30h
Rwanda 15 :00 – 16 :30h
Sénégal 13 :00 – 14 :30h
Seychelles 17 :00 – 18 :30h
Tchad 14 :00 – 15 :30h
Togo 13:00 – 14 :30h
Tunisie 14:00 – 15:30h

 

The national funds for climate financing

The GIZ and the Observatory of the Sahara and the Sahel (OSS) are pleased to invite you to the webinar on The national funds for climate financing. It is the second of a series of four webinars that will take place between September and December 2014, covering various topics related to Climate Finance Readiness.

The webinar on the structure of climate finance will be held on Tuesday, the 7th of October, from 14:00 to 15.30 (CET)*. To participate, please register via this link.

The webinar presents:

  • Introduction
  • Support a model: the role of national climate funds
  • The experience of Mali with establishing a national climate fund
  • Discussion and exchange between participants

The webinar will be held in French.

Technical requirements:

Please use a headset and make sure that Java 6 software is installed/enabled on your browser. To make sure your system meets all technical requirements, perform a system check. Please test well in advance your access to the system.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

*Time zones:
Algeria 14:00 –   15:30h
Germany 15:00 –   16:30h
Benin 14 :00   – 15:30h
Burkina   Faso 13:00 –   14 :30h
Burundi 15 :00   – 16 :30h
Cameroon 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Cape   Verde 12 :00   – 13 :30h
Comoros 16 :00   – 17 :30h
Congo 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Cote   d’Ivoire 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Djibouti 16 :00   – 17 :30h
Gabon 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Guinea 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Guinea   Bissau 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Equatorial   Guinea 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Libya 15 :00   – 16 :30h
Madagascar 16 :00   – 17 :30h
Mali 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Morocco 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Maurice 17 :00   – 18 :30h
Mauritania 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Mozambique 15 :00   – 16 :30h
Niger 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Central   African Republic 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Democratic   Republic of Congo 14:00 –   15 :30h
Rwanda 15 :00   – 16 :30h
Senegal 13 :00   – 14 :30h
Seychelles 17 :00   – 18 :30h
Chad 14 :00   – 15 :30h
Togo 13:00 –   14 :30h
Tunisia 14:00 –   15:30h

 

WEBINAIRE – Architecture du financement climatique mondial et en Afrique (WEBINAR – Structure of climate finance: globally and in Africa)

Update: The recording of the webinar can be accessed here.

Architecture du financement climatique mondial et en Afrique

La GIZ et l’Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS) vous invitent au webinaire sur l’architecture du financement climatique mondial et en Afrique. C’est le premier webinaire d’une série de quatre qui vont avoir lieu entre Septembre et Décembre 2014 traitant des différents sujets en relation avec la préparation pour des financements climatiques.

Le webinaire sur l’architecture du financement climatique aura lieu mercredi le 17 Septembre de 14.00 à 15.30 (CET)*. Pour participer, veuillez-vous inscrire via ce lien.

Le webinaire présente:

  • Introduction
  • L’architecture du financement climatique mondial
  • Le financement climatique en Afrique
  • Discussion et échanges entre les participants

Ce webinaire est disponible en français seulement.

Exigences techniques: Veuillez-vous assurer que le logiciel Java 6 est bien installé/activé sur votre navigateur et utiliser un casque à écouteurs. Pour vous assurer que votre système corresponde à toutes les exigences techniques, procédez à une vérification du système. Nous vous prions de tester bien en avance l’accès au système.

Au plaisir de vous accueillir prochainement!

*Fuseau horaire:
Burkina   Faso 13:00   – 14:30h
Mali 13:00   – 14:30h
Maroc 13:00   – 14:30h
Mauritanie 13:00   – 14:30h
Sénégal 13:00   – 14:30h
Algérie 14:00   – 15:30h
Allemagne 14:00   – 15:30h
Benin 14:00   – 15:30h
Niger 14:00   – 15:30h
Tchad 14:00   – 15:30h
Tunisie 14:00   – 15:30h
Jordanie 15:00   – 16:30h
Libye 15:00   – 16:30h

 

Structure of climate finance: globally and in Africa

The GIZ and the Observatory of the Sahara and the Sahel (OSS) are pleased to invite you to the webinar on the structure of climate finance: globally and in Africa. It is the first of a series of four webinars that will take place between September and December 2014, covering various topics related to Climate Finance Readiness.

The webinar on the structure of climate finance will be held on Wednesday, the 17th of September, from 14:00 to 15.30 (CET)*. To participate, please register via this link.

The webinar presents:

  • Introduction
  • The structure of climate financing globally
  • The structure of climate financing in Africa
  • Discussion and exchange between participants

The webinar will be held in French.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and make sure that Java 6 software is installed/enabled in your browser. To make sure your system meets all technical requirements, perform a system check. Please test well in advance your access to the system.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

*Time zone:
Burkina Faso 13:00 – 14:30h
Mali 13:00 – 14:30h
Morocco 13:00 – 14:30h
Mauritania 13:00 – 14:30h
Senegal 13:00 – 14:30h
Algeria 14:00 – 15:30h
Germany 14:00 – 15:30h
Benin 14:00 – 15:30h
Niger 14:00 – 15:30h
Chad 14:00 – 15:30h
Tunisia 14:00 – 15:30h
Jordan 15:00 – 16:30h
Libya 15:00 – 16:30h

 

The Vulnerability Sourcebook

Climate change adaptation creates a significant reduction of vulnerability towards current and future climate change impacts; hence a good understanding of local vulnerabilities, the implementation of appropriate adaptation measures and the continuous review of their effectiveness are of importance. The GIZ has developed several approaches and tools to enhance adaptation to climate change among which the relatively new tool: the Vulnerability Sourcebook. This tool, among other purposes, is very useful for further implementation of the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process.

The Vulnerability Sourcebook offers practitioners a step-by-step approach to conduct vulnerability assessments and monitor and evaluate changes of vulnerability over time. It can be applied from the local to the national level and to a broad range of sectors.

The Vulnerability Sourcebook contains 8 modules, which provide detailed guidance on how to conduct a vulnerability assessment. They cover the preparation phase, the development of impact chains, the selection of indicators, how to gather the necessary data, how to process this data for vulnerability assessments, and how to present the findings. Furthermore, the Vulnerability Sourcebook highlights how practitioners can use vulnerability assessments for monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

In practice: Tracking adaptation success using the Vulnerability Sourcebook in Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the four countries where the Vulnerability Sourcebook has been piloted. Within the context of the German-Bolivian agricultural development programme PROAGRO, a vulnerability assessment was carried out in the Andean community of Chullcu Mayu. Using the approach of the Vulnerability Sourcebook, it was analysed to what extent vulnerability of smallholder farmers to climate impacts had been reduced by improving the community’s irrigation systems.

Read more about the application of the Vulnerability Sourcebook in Bolivia.

New factsheet: Overview of GIZ’s NAP support

At the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Durban (COP 17) in 2011, bilateral and multilateral agencies were invited to support the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process and to establish support programmes for developing countries. In providing such support it is important to recognise the flexible and country-driven nature of the NAP process. Following this trajectory, a number of NAP support activities have been established that assist countries in identifying their individual NAP framework.

GIZ, for instance, applies a mix of existing and newly developed tools and management approaches to facilitate the NAP process in its partner countries. A factsheet has been prepared to provide an overview of GIZ’s NAP support. This factsheet is now available in the Mainstreaming & NAP section of our knowledge base.

Side event on M&E of adaptation at SB40: 10th June 2014

Last Tuesday, 10th June, GIZ and IIED hosted a side event on “Measuring and reporting effective adaptation: challenges, approaches and ways forward“ at the UNFCCC SB40 in Bonn, Germany.

More information and background material can be found in the Knowledge section.

GIZ Side event Measuring adaptation - the panelists

Christoph Feldkötter, GIZ (left); Susanne Schwan, GIZ; Susannah Fisher, iied; Nguyen Huong Thuy Phan, Mekong River Commission; Irene Karani, LTS Africa; Gottfried von Gemmingen, BMZ.

WEBINAR: Insights into National Adaptation Planning on 26th May 10:30 am

Update: The recording of the webinar can be accessed here.

We are pleased to invite you to the webinar “Insights into National Adaptation Planning” which will take place on 26th May, from 10:30 am to 12 noon (CEST). It is the first session of a series of webinars for stimulating the technical discussion on the NAP process with a wider audience and in addition to the existing international conferences.

The webinar presents:

  • Welcome and opening
  • Background on the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process
  • Experiences on national adaptation planning in Norway
  • German NAP support: tools and experiences from application

The presentations are followed by a detailed Q&A session. The webinar will be held in English.

To participate, please click Access Webinar, enter your name, your email-address and click “Join webinar”.

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check.

This webinar is the first event in the new public Discussion Series on the NAP process organized by the Climate Protection Programme for Developing Countries implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Webinar: Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia, 30 April

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

We are pleased to invite you to a new webinar that follows up on the 2013 discussion series on Climate Information & Services:

Webinar: “Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia: good practice and lessons learnt

Date: 30 April 2014, 10 am – 11:30 am CEST (UTC+2), originally 9 April 2014

The 2013 discussion series included an overview of the “experiences with building up the national climate change information system of the national Met service in Indonesia” from a cooperation between GIZ and the Indonesian Weather, Climate and Geophysics Agency (BMKG). Now, the system has been further developed and will soon be launched and handed over by GIZ to the Climatology Department of the BMKG.

See what is different to other Climate Information Services and what has been done to get there! The webinar will demonstrate lessons learnt in Indonesia and a potential blueprint for other countries that require more detailed knowledge for improved adaptation planning.

For recordings of the previous webinars in the discussion series, please visit the Exchange section.

To participate, click Webinar Launching of the Climate Information System of Indonesia: good practice and lessons learnt, enter your name, your email-address and click “Join webinar”.

The respective times in different time zones are:If you need to convert the time of the webinar to your time zone, please visit here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

Technical requirements: Please use a headset and enable Java in your browser. To make sure, that your system matches all requirements, conduct a system check. If you should encounter problems, please contact support-gc21@giz.de a few days before the webinar takes place.

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

New Factsheets: Climate Impacts on Agricultural Crops

In order to support focused adaptation efforts in agriculture, GIZ commissioned a detailed study about how different crops are affected by climate change. Impacts do not only depend on the type of crop and its location, but also vary during a plant’s stages of growth. In addition, different aspects of climate change can have different adverse, but also beneficial effects. Detailed knowledge can help make the right decisions.

Fact sheets are now available for download for each of the studied crops – rice, maize, coffee, and sorghum and millet. They will give you an overview about how complex the effects of climate change can be. The full study, which is forthcoming, will elaborate on the effects and their consequences in more detail.

Adaptation Training in South Africa

Another instalment of the Training Course for Integrating Adaptation into Development Planning was conducted in South Africa from 13 to 16 January, and very well received. 26 participants studied an extended version of the basic training, covering topics such as assessing vulnerability, identifying adaptation options, and selecting adaptation measures. The course also included an exchange of personal experiences and an introduction to monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

More details about the content and reception of the course can be found in the training documentation. Modules on several other adaptation-related topics are available. Details and materials can be found in the Knowledge section. Consult the Training Cookbook for instructions on how to design training courses tailored to your audience and needs, or head to the Exchange section for reports from other trainings conducted in the past.