Parallel Session 3.1: Developing lasting and effective processes to support the iterative formulation and implementation of NAPs (NAP GSP)
Countries are building long-term capacity and institutional arrangements to support the formulation and implementation of NAPs on a continuing basis, with monitoring and assessments on an on-going basis to support regular future revisions and updates to the NAPs. This approach is central to NAPs, and ensures that countries are addressing adaptation as a long-term commitment, and can move beyond project approaches. This session will explore how countries are addressing good practices that support a long-term approach to support the NAPs, including: building strong and lasting institutional arrangements through formal legislation and mandates; setting a long-term vision on the benefits of the adaptation actions; designing of umbrella national programmes to oversee adaptation planning including priority setting, mobilizing and managing resources, facilitating implementation, overseeing monitoring and evaluation, etc.; building explicit and strong linkages to the GCF country programming strategy, the UNDAF, bilateral agency frameworks, and other related strategies and frameworks; timing and sequencing of the actions, taking into account links to development, interdependencies, cost effectiveness, synergy and benefits; and paying special consideration to the guiding principles of NAPs such as with respect to gender responsiveness and consideration of the most vulnerable, country-drivenness, involvement of multiple stakeholders and basing adaptation planning on best available science.
- To share experiences of countries in building effective processes to support the iterative formulation and implementation of NAPs;
- To show how countries are mobilizing diverse support for their NAPs.
By the end of the session, participants will:
- Have a greater awareness of the benefits of aligning the process of formulating and implementing the NAP with other development processes and institutional mechanisms;
- Have a greater understanding of means to mobilize human, financial, political and other resources for implementation.
- Welcome remarks: Overview of the benefits of aligning the process of formulating and implementing NAPs with other development processes and institutional mechanisms
- Country examples
- Adaptation as part of the strategic plan to implement the Paris Agreement, Jean Douglas Adaman, NAP Focal Point, Min. of Environment and Sust. Dev. Cote d’Ivoire
- Institutional arrangements for long-term adaptation planning, Sum Thy, Director of the Department of Climate Change, Min. of Env., Cambodia
- Leveraging different sources of support to build long-term capacities for NAP formulation and implementation, Kemuel Jn Baptiste, Chief Extension Officer, Min. of Agriculture, Saint Lucia
- Alignment with development frameworks, NDCs, GCF Programming, and other means to ensure NAP implementation, Hana Hamadalla, Chair of the LEG, Director of the General Directorate of Climate Change, Min. of Environment, Natural Resources & Physical Development, Sudan
- Closing remarks
- Julie Teng, UNDP-NAP-GSP and
- Tunnie Srisakulchairak, UN Environment NAP-GSP