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Country Experiences Malawi and Nepal - National Adaptation Plans under the UNFCCC Process - Webinar

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SLYCAN Trust hosted a webinar on December 18 to engage in a discussion on matters pertaining to National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and the processes under the UNFCCC that mandate the provision of technical and financial support for developing countries for the implementation of NAPs. The discussion also entailed decisions and outcomes of COP23, and how it impacts future processes on adaptation activities under various working groups of the UNFCCC process.

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Country Experiences Malawi and Nepal - National Adaptation Plans under the UNFCCC Process - Webinar

  1. 1. Experiences on NAPs from Malawi & Nepal
  2. 2. NAP Status and Experience from Malawi Julius Ng’oma, Coordinator, Southern Voices on Adaptation and Civil Society Network on Climate Change, Malawi 18th December 2017
  3. 3. Status of NAP Related Actions  Completed only step one and some elements in step two  NAP Road Map  Nap Stocktaking report
  4. 4. Key Milestones  Launch of the NAP process – Sept 2014  Setting up of structures – NAP Core Team and Sectoral Teams and training them – CSOs represented  NAP roadmap – End 2015  Nap Stocktaking report – Early 2016  NAP readiness Proposal - Developed and submitted to GCF in June 2017
  5. 5. Our Role  Resource persons – shared VA Study reports to support development of Stock-taking report and others  Key civil society expectations from NAP process defined  Participatory assessments of community vulnerabilities and capabilities revised, updated and documented  Technical expertise – part of the CORE Team and sectoral team and off backstopping  Financial resources – assisting in convening CORE Team meetings and proposal development meetings National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process adopts and implements the priorities and options set by vulnerable groups – Advocacy Goal
  6. 6. Challenges  Inadequate finances – Attempts have been made to draft proposal to GEF and GCF to support the process  Lack of technical capacity to complete some actions – key experts have been supported to attend workshops on NAP process have been organized nationally and internationally - LEG NAP workshop and NAP Global Network workshops  CSOs have also been part of these
  7. 7. Further required actions  Financial support for CORE Team and sectoral teams to revisit the road map and roll it out  Robust technical support to the teams to carry out and finalise some technical studies and processes in time  Wider consultations when completing various elements of the process
  8. 8. National Adaptation plan in Nepal Rajan Thapa Coordinator: Southern Voices on Adaptation for Nepal rajan@cen.org.np
  9. 9. Adaptation is our priority Survival strategy for poor and vulnerable communities NAPA through LAPA framework contributed to address most urgent, immediate and priority adaptation needs
  10. 10. National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Objectives of the NAP Process  To reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity and resilience; and  To facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation, in a coherent manner, into relevant new and existing policies, programmes and activities, in particular development planning processes and strategies, within all relevant sectors and at different levels, as appropriate.
  11. 11. NAP Formulation Approach  Establishing working groups to coordinate multi-stakeholder thematic areas  Utilising existing coordination mechanisms;  Building capacity and enhancing understanding on CCA;  Building ownership and avoiding duplications on efforts;  Promoting multi-stakeholder participation;  Ensuring gender-sensitivity and inclusiveness; 'LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND'  Generating, utilising and sharing knowledge and good practices;  Adopting 'development first' with integration of adaptation actions;  Aligning with national policies and linking with recent initiatives (DRR and SDGs); and  Synergising ecosystem-based and community-based adaptations.
  12. 12. Implementation modality for NAP Process Coordinating Body MCCICC Chair: Secretary, MoPE Thematic/Cross- cutting Working Groups Chair: Joint-Secretary Concerned Ministry Technical Committee Chair: Joint-Secretary, MoPE NAP Technical Team • NAP Coordinator • Team Leader • Thematic leads – 9 • Technical/Knowledge management officers – 2 • Subject matter Advisors/Content Reviewers - 2
  13. 13. Element A: Laying the ground work • Stocktaking report • Stakeholder's mapping and actors profile • Capacity gaps, needs and barrier analysis report • Development priorities and climate sensitivity report • NAP road map (reviewed and refined) with detail Work Plan Element B: Preparatory work • Past and future climate change scenario report • Risk and vulnerability assessment report • Compilation of climate change adaptation options • Prioritisation of adaptation options for medium and long-term • Climate-resilient development visioning report • NAP DOCUMENT • Report on integration of adaptation into development Element C: Implementation strategies • NAP implementation strategic framework Element D: Reporting, monitoring and review • Framework for monitoring, evaluation and review of NAP with indicators NAP: Activities and outcome documents Extensive consultations envisaged Expected for constructive inputs during formulation and commitment for implementation
  14. 14. Our Role in NAP Process  Formation of inter alia, in building 'country capacity', engagement of multi- stakeholders in terms of knowledge generation and management.  Critical review of NAP process and disseminate the information at the local level.  Active engagement and building capacity of CSOs at local level
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