Presentations – Day 1

Presentations from Day 1 of NAP Expo 2014

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Presentations from the Opening Session, Session 1, Session 2, and Session 3 (Groups 1&2) are also available on a ZIP folder for download (51MB)

FRIDAY 8 AUGUST 2014: Opening Session

Batu Uprety, Chairman of the LEG:
Opening Statement
Youssef Nassef, Coordinator, UNFCCC:
‘Adaptation under the UNFCCC’
Thingley Namgyel, Member of the LEG:
‘Introduction to the NAP Process’
Prakesh Mathema, LDC Group Chair, Nepal:
‘Evolution of Adaptation Needs and Gaps for LDCs under the UNFCCC’

Session 1: Plenary: Setting the scene

Anand Patwardhan, GEF/STAP:
‘Adaptation in the development context’
Benjamin Preston, ORNL/IPCC:
‘Assessing and managing climate change risk’

Session 2: Plenary: Building capacity for the NAP process

Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, UNDP-GEF:
‘Mainstreaming climate change into planning’
Hassan Virji, START:
‘Research driven capacity building’

Session 3: Parallel thematic sessions on the NAP process

Group 1: Experiences, key issues and gaps and needs as countries embark on the NAP process

A. R. Pokharel & B.Bhattarai: Ministry of Science, Technology, Environment:
‘Learning from local adaptation actions in Nepal’
Sato Chiro, JICA:
JICA’s support for climate change adaptation in Indonesia
HENG Chan Thoeun, Ministry of Environment:
‘Road Map for Advancing Cambodia’s National Adaptation Plan Process’
Julie Amoroso, Philippines:
‘Gender Considerations in the NAP process in the Philippines’
Alejandra Martínez – Geophysical Institute of Peru:
‘NAP process: Challenges and capacity needs from a non‐LDC country’

Group 2: Multiple stakeholder dialogues: Effective institutional arrangements for NAP formulation and implementation

Mariana Rojas-Laserna, Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia:
‘Adaptation to Climate Change in Colombia’
John Furlow, USAID:
‘USAID support for adaptation planning’
Vositha Wijenayake, CANSA/Southern Voices:
‘Strengthening southern voices in advocating climate policies that benefit poor and vulnerable people’
Fred Kossam, Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Malawi:
‘Experiences in initiating multi-stakeholder engagement for the NAP process in Malawi’

Group 3: Framing adaptation plans: Pros and cons of integrated, sectoral, regional approaches

Andreas Vetter, Federal Environment Agency:
‘Experiences and lessons in integration, from the German Adaptation Strategy’
Kirsi Mäkinen, Finish Environment Institute:
‘Tools for mainstreaming adaptation into policy making – a Finnish perspective’

Ephraim Mwepya Shitima, Zambia: ‘Experiences in Framing Adaptation from PPCR Activities in Zambia’

Group 4: Science, policy interaction aiming for effective decision making: Where do we stand and what more is needed?

Nand Kishor Agrawal, Coordinator, Himalayan Climate Adaptation Programme (HICAP):
Mosuoe Letuma, Ministry of Energy, Meteorology and water affairs:
‘Capacity development plan for adaptation to climate variability and change in Lesotho’