Advancing NAPs through local actions
The NAP Expo is an outreach event organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the UNFCCC, in collaboration with various bodies and organizations, to promote exchange of experiences and foster partnerships between a wide range of actors and stakeholders on how to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).The regional NAP Expo in Malawi will be held as part of the 12th Community Based Adaptation (CBA 12) Conference that will take place from 11 to 14 June 2018 in Malawi.
The overall objective of the regional NAP Expo is to advance the formulation and implementation of NAPs by serving as a forum where different countries, organizations and bodies in the region can interact and exchange experiences on NAPs. Specific objectives include the following:
(a) To update stakeholders on the latest guidance on the technical and financial aspects to advance the formulation and implementation of NAPs in the region;
(b) To showcase country experiences, best practices, lessons learned, gaps and needs and information on support provided and received in relation to the process to formulate and implement NAPs;
(c) To offer a platform for countries to interact with the GCF and others providing support for NAPs, as a means to improve access to financing for NAPs.
Representatives of Parties to the UNFCCC, UN, international and bilateral organizations, agencies, centers and programmes, experts, scientists, academia and members of civil society.
Of particular interest to developing countries in the region are the following topics:
• Linking national and sub-national adaptation planning;
• State of play of concrete adaptation solutions in the region;
• NAP-SDG integrative framework for assessment;
• The National Adaptation Plans as a platform to coordinate and enhance actions on climate change adaptation, including promoting sustainable benefits to adaptation and achieving the SDGs;
• Financial support for the formulation and implementation of NAPs;
• Best practices and lessons learned from implementing adaptation actions in the region.