NAP country-level training

GIZ has developed the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process country-level training in collaboration with the NAP GSP, UNDP, UNITAR and UNEP. It intends to assist multiple sectors at the country-level and constitutes the basis for a country upon which to strategize, steer and manage its NAP process.

In total, there are 19 training modules, which are organized in accordance with the NAP Technical Guidelines and range from preparatory and stocktaking work through to implementation and evaluation. The modules are taught interactively in the style of the Harvard Case Method and consist of particular learning objectives relevant to the NAP process. The target group of the training is diverse, comprising decision-makers and politicians responsible for the overall launch and steering of the NAP process as well as representatives from sectors affected by climate change such as infrastructure and agriculture. Depending on the background of participants, the duration of the training varies from ½ day for high-level decision makers to four days for technical experts.

NAP trainings have already been conducted in 19 countries (as of June 2016).


Modules of the NAP country-level training

I Essentials of adaptation to climate change
I.2 Conceptual understanding of the NAP process
I.3 Process overview on NAP
I.4 NAP Chat
I.5 Getting to Yes
I.6 Gender and NAP (under construction)

II.1 Stocktaking
II.2 Institutions for National Adaptation Planning

III.1 Climate information for risk & vulnerability assessments
III.2 Develop and select adaptation options
III.3 Appraising adaptation options
III.4 Mainstream adaptation into development planning

IV.1 Develop capacities for National Adaptation Planning
IV.2 Financing adaptation
IV.3 NAP implementation

V.1 M&E of climate change adaptation in the NAP process
V.2 NAP as a living document

VI.1 Roadmap development
VI.2 Transfer into daily work

If you are interested in further details, please have a look at the NAP country-level training factsheet.

There are additional Trainings available such as the adaptation training (“Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Planning”) and the M&E training.

If you are interested in conducting the training or in seeking additional information please contact Na-Hyeon.Shin@giz.de.

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