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Capacity Development for Effective Integration of
Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)
and Sustainable Implem...
What is Development?
“Development is like a tree- it can be nurtured in its growth only
by feeding its roots not by pullin...
Systemic Capacities (3 dimensions)
Individual dimension areas:
Awareness / Understanding,
Knowledge/ Skills / Attitudes
> ...
Capacity
Development
support
Existing
capacities
• Whose and what capacities are
to be developed?
Participatory
Capacity N...
Institutional Capacity Assessment Process for NAPs
(for reflection)
CommitmentOwnershipDialogue
Refine
Country
Work plans
...
CapDev
Dimensions
Categories Present state Desired state
(after project)
How to get
there
Individual -Knowledge
- Technica...
Effective CD for Integrating Agriculture into NAPs and
Implementation means…..
 Looking at the “what” and the “how” to
en...
The group will explore………….
• …………..initial institutional CD needs and actionable
recommendations for improvement
• ……………p...
Ideas for Country Work Plan Sharpening
(for reflection)
• Apply “good learning practices” in training and
learning activit...
Visit FAO’s New CD Portal
…and “Capacity Development for Climate Smart Agriculture”
http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3325e/i...
“Development is like a tree- it can be nurtured in its growth only
by feeding its roots not by pulling on its branches” I....
UNDP’s approach to capacity development
3 levels of capacities:
• Individual
• Organisation
• Enabling Environment
2 types...
Individual Capacity development in the NAP-GSP
& NAP Ag.
• Central to the Programmes
• Development of tools and approaches...
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Capacity Development for Effective Integration of Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Sustainable Implementation

The presentation was made by Patrick Kalas, Capacity Development Officer FAO, on Day 2 of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Workshop, 5-7 April 2016, Rome, Italy.

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Capacity Development for Effective Integration of Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Sustainable Implementation

  1. 1. Capacity Development for Effective Integration of Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Sustainable Implementation Global Workshop, Rome, April 6th 2016 Patrick P. Kalas Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Office of Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC) Capacity Development Officer patrick.kalas@fao.org http://www.fao.org/capacity-development/en/
  2. 2. What is Development? “Development is like a tree- it can be nurtured in its growth only by feeding its roots not by pulling on its branches” I. Serageldin Capacity Country Ownership Country Leadership Joint-Commitment © IUCN “PADAUK Tree”’ Sustainable Results
  3. 3. Systemic Capacities (3 dimensions) Individual dimension areas: Awareness / Understanding, Knowledge/ Skills / Attitudes > Understanding importance of agriculture within NAPs > Adaptation sensitive planning skills Organizational dimension areas: functioning and performance of organizations and institutions including: Coordination mechanisms / Mandates / Terms of References / Information, Data and Knowledge sharing/ Budget and Funding > national cross-sectoral coordination, planning and budgeting mechanisms between relevant NAPs Ministries Enabling environment areas: context in which individuals and organizations exist including: Governance / institutional linkages / Multi-Stakeholder processes / implicit and explicit rules / laws and policies > Inclusive stakeholder processes for NAPs formulation and implementation
  4. 4. Capacity Development support Existing capacities • Whose and what capacities are to be developed? Participatory Capacity Needs Assessment • Enhance country ownership, leadership and stakeholder commitment to enhance capacities • Strategic and targeted interventions (starting from existing capacities) • Baseline to monitor progress across all CD dimensions Why assess capacities comprehensively and with broad participation?
  5. 5. Institutional Capacity Assessment Process for NAPs (for reflection) CommitmentOwnershipDialogue Refine Country Work plans (Budgeted Capacity assessment approach) 1. Define Tools with and prepare national team 2. National Self- Assessment Stakeholder workshop 3. Capacity Assessment Report 4. Stakeholder Validation and Action Planning Workshop 5. Joint Implement ation and Monitoring Learning Learning Learning
  6. 6. CapDev Dimensions Categories Present state Desired state (after project) How to get there Individual -Knowledge - Technical and Functional Skills - Attitudes Organizational / Institutional -Coordination mechanisms (Planning, Monitoring) - Mandates of Ministries - Budgets Enabling Environment - Legal framework - Governance - Policies - Participatory processes Capacity Needs Assessment Questionnaire Participatory Stakeholder Workshop to complete questionnaire Capacity Assessment Report Baseline
  7. 7. Effective CD for Integrating Agriculture into NAPs and Implementation means…..  Looking at the “what” and the “how” to enhance capacities Capacity Development support Existing capacities April 6th Break Out Session on “Institutional CD” Patrick Kalas, FAO CD Expert, Julie Teng, UNDP  Jointly assessing, designing, implementing and tracking sustainable CD activities  Anchoring in Development effectiveness principles (Country Ownership, Leadership) http://www.fao.org/capacity-development/en/  Focusing on (a) Organizational / institutional capacities and (b) knowledge and skills enhancement (technical and functional)
  8. 8. The group will explore…………. • …………..initial institutional CD needs and actionable recommendations for improvement • ……………practical steps, methods and tools on effective institutional CD (e.g. capacity assessment approach) for sharpening country work plans
  9. 9. Ideas for Country Work Plan Sharpening (for reflection) • Apply “good learning practices” in training and learning activities (i.e. conduct a learning needs assessment, participants selection and follow-up activities to learning event)? -> See FAO’s Resource on Effective Learning http://www.fao.org/3/a-i2532e.pdf Institutional CD (Outcome 2- “Roadmaps”) Training & Learning (Outcome 1- “Technical Capacity”) • Include budgeted organizational / institutional stakeholder capacity assessment? • Sharpen Terms of Reference for national facilitators? -> “What” and “How” (i.e. process) matters in CD……….
  10. 10. Visit FAO’s New CD Portal …and “Capacity Development for Climate Smart Agriculture” http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3325e/i3325e17.pdf http://www.fao.org/capacity-development/en/
  11. 11. “Development is like a tree- it can be nurtured in its growth only by feeding its roots not by pulling on its branches” I. Serageldin © IUCN “PADAUK Tree”’ Thank you for your attention and participation Country Ownership Country Leadership Joint-Commitment Sustainable Results
  12. 12. UNDP’s approach to capacity development 3 levels of capacities: • Individual • Organisation • Enabling Environment 2 types of capacities: • Functional • Technical A programmatic approach is necessary! Julie Teng, UNDP julie.teng@undp.org]
  13. 13. Individual Capacity development in the NAP-GSP & NAP Ag. • Central to the Programmes • Development of tools and approaches for individual capacity development to advance the NAP at country level – GIZ-UNDP-UNITAR Country-level training modules – UNITAR Skills Assessment for NAP – Specialised trainings (eg economics of adaptation) http://www.undp-alm.org/projects/naps-ldcs http://www.adaptation-undp.org/naps- agriculture

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