Planning Process Analysis, a tool for NAP integration

The “Planning Process Analysis” tool has been developed by GIZ to support the UNFCCC National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process in Least Developed Countries. The tool was piloted in Mauritania in October 2013 in cooperation with the Programme de Gestion des Ressources Naturelles (ProGRN), which GIZ is implementing on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The tool provides practical guidance for analysing national development and budgeting planning processes and assists in identifying strategic entry points for NAP. Stakeholders are interviewed with regard to formal and informal procedures of the country’s budgeting system. Using the identified entry points, adaptation can be placed on the national agenda as an intersectoral issue, therefore facilitating the integration of NAP into the different development and budgeting planning cycles. Furthermore, the tool outlines links between planning and budgeting processes in order to ensure that the adaptation plan is implemented in the medium and long term.

For further information, see the Mainstreaming and NAP section of AdaptationCommunity.net

Togo: Kick-off workshop of GIZ’s support activities for National Adaptation Planning (NAP)

In December 2013, more than 40 stakeholders from the public sector and the civil society assisted in the kick-off workshop for a new NAP support activity by GIZ and the Togolese Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources in Lomé, Togo. The objective of the measure is to improve the preconditions for effective medium and long-term national adaptation planning in Togo through capacity development, knowledge brokerage, and technical advisory, particularly focusing on strategy development.

During the workshop, the existing guidance on NAP by UNFCCC as well as GIZ’s approaches for supporting the process were presented. The Togolese UNFCCC focal point presented current climatic conditions and projected climate change impacts for Togo as well as first experiences with adaptation planning at various levels. The participants highlighted a need for capacity development on NAP and the participation of all key stakeholders in the process. In the afternoon session, specific know-how needs as well as relevant stakeholders were identified in working groups. Based on these consultations, an operational plan for the upcoming 18 months was developed.

For more information, visit the Mainstreaming and NAP section of the knowledge base.

A Cookbook for Tailor-Made Training Courses on Adaptation

Happy new year to all members and readers of AdaptationCommunity.net! For all of you who are interested in education and training about adaptation, the “cookbook” for customising the training course on integrating climate change adaptation into development planning has been finished and is now available in English, with Spanish and French translations in the works.

“Tailor made training courses on climate change adaptation”, as it is called in full, explains in detail how the CCA integration training can be customised to address different needs in learning about adaptation. The cookbook covers all the basic course formats, including the training of trainers and multipliers, as well as new modules on monitoring and evaluation, which are currently being field-tested in South Africa and will be published later this month.

See also a method brief from India, where a customised climate change adaptation training has been conducted in 2013.