NAP Global Network at Adaptation Futures 2018

From June 18-21, Adaptation Futures 2018 will convene  over 1000 scientists, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers from around the world in Cape Town, South Africa, to discuss climate change adaptation.

Members of the NAP Global Network Secretariat will be attending, and will be participating in the following sessions. If you’ll be attending and would like to connect with us, get in touch with us at

The full programme for Adaptation Futures 2018 is available here.

Vertical integration in adaptation: understanding institutional barriers and enablers across scales

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 14h15-18h15 | Parallel session S116A/S116B | Room 1.63
Lead organizer: University of Cape Town

This session focuses on multi-level governance experiences and how they can inform institutional arrangements for adaptation. Specifically, it will explore the lessons learnt with regards to successful modes of governance, information-sharing, participation and the impacts on and implications for local communities.

Linking the NAP process and NDCs to accelerate enhanced adaptation action

Tuesday, 19 June, 16h30-18h15 | Parallel session S90 | Room 1.43
Lead organizer: GIZ

This session aims to discuss how to assure that existing progress on NAP process, knowledge and methodology may be linked to countries’ NDCs, and how to orient on best practice with this regard, in order to identify best mitigation-adaptation co-benefits and accelerate enhanced adaptation action.

Adaptation and development in Small Island Developing States

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 14h15-16h00 | Parallel session S91 | Room 1.43
Lead organizer: Malta University

This session explores how communities from Small Island Developing States are affected by climate-change, on evidence of sound adaptation (planned and spontaneous), and factors capable of enhancing or inhibiting SIDS people’s long-term ability to deal with climate change.

Adaptation governance from the national to the local level

Thursday, June 21, 09h15-11h00 | Parallel session S186 | Room 2.41
Lead organizer: CARE International

The session will allow participants to share experiences and perspectives on how to shape national adaptation plans to ensure that they are efficient and effective in reaching the most vulnerable in local communities. It will feature contributions from civil society and government mainly in the Global South – as well as from researchers studying adaptation policy processes and their dilemmas.

What are we learning about South-South peer learning?

Thursday, June 21, 11h30-13h15 | Parallel session S130 | Room 2.41
Lead organizer: International Institute for Sustainable Development

This session will facilitate an open and honest discussion about the ambitions, approaches, tools, as well as underlying assumptions and power dynamics related to South-South peer learning in adaptation. It look at issues ranging from understanding and tracking impact of South-South peer learning, to the evolving role of Northern actors, and anticipating the next generation of South-South peer learning for adaptation. The session will be organised using a World Café format, where each table will be hosted by a global / regional adaptation initiative that emphasizes South-South peer learning.