On September 18, Botswana’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Framework Inception Report will be presented to key stakeholders during a half-day workshop hosted by the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, through the Department of Meteorological Services. Held in Gaborone, the event also aims to raise awareness on the country’s NAP process as well as gather input from participants during a data-collection exercise.
The goal of the Botswana NAP Framework is to clarify the country’s approach to its NAP process. The Framework will seek to articulate the country’s vision of climate change adaptation, its adaptation objectives, the principles that will guide adaptation in Botswana, roles and responsibilities within the national government, and any priority actions to be undertaken. It will also provide a reference point for bringing together various adaptation planning efforts from different sectors and scales of decision making, and to align the NAP process with existing policies, strategies and adaptation research.
Technical assistance to the Botswana government to develop the NAP Framework and to organize this workshop is being delivered via the NAP Global Network’s Country Support Hub.