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.

Expected outcomes

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.

Draft agenda

Technical support and support programmes
Location: Room 309 Date: April 9, 2019 Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Hana Hamadalla Mohamed