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.

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”.

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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!

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.