The Open NAP initiative is part of the direct country support provided by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) on the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans (NAPs). The Open NAP initiative is an open-ended collaboration, led by the LEG, designed to mobilize the widest inputs from all interested and available actors and stakeholders to support the LDCs and other interested developing countries, in the development of their NAP. The main motivation is to build on collective experience, expertise and intelligence that exists beyond national borders, with the aim of producing most effective adaptation solutions to common vulnerabilities and risks due to climate change.
The specific objectives of the Open NAP include:
- To mobilize the widest range of inputs from different actors globally in support of NAPs;
- To develop and try out innovative approaches in adaptation for more effective adaptation data collection, assessment, planning, implementation and impact, leading to the identification of best practices and enhancing learning by doing;
- To identify well-tested data and models developed and promote their application in country assessments as appropriate, as well as the replication of successful national-level methodologies and approaches in other countries;
- To promote building up of common databases to support implementation of different frameworks and agreements;
- Promote consistency, comparability and scaling in methodologies, assessments and outputs related to NAPs.