The NAP Global Network has been working with the National Planning Department and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development in Colombia since 2017 to support the implementation and monitoring of the country’s NAP processes.

We are helping customize adaptation plans to ensure sustainability at a subnational and sectoral level, communicate NAP processes to the public, and implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to track the progress of these plans. 

Our focus is currently on the development of an Early Warning System (EWS) pilot program: a planning and response tool for household water supplies and sewage systems.



  • Comprehensive Sectorial Climate Change Management Plans (PIGCCS in Spanish): Support for the ministries of water and health.
    • Health sector roundtables: Developed medium and long-term goals and identified indicators for an efficient Monitoring and Evaluation system.
    • Water sector: Created a database, identified costs of adaptation measures and developed a Monitoring and Evaluation system.
  • Industry and housing sectors: Sectoral adaptation plan and M&E system developed.
  • National Communications Strategy: Developed a plan to engage the general public, government officials and stakeholders in the country’s NAP process and encourage evidence-based conversations.
  • Financing strategy: Developed a plan to cover the costs of adaptation actions.
  • Technical Study on Adaptation in the Housing, Water and Industry Sectors: Developed a sectoral adaptation plan and a Monitoring and Evaluation system to improve efficiency of adaptation actions.
  • Colombia Hosts Event on Sectoral Experiences in its NAP Process: Fostered knowledge sharing and strengthened sectoral capacities in the drafting of adaptation strategies to climate change for the NAP.
  • NAP document submitted to UNFCCC.
  • Sector adaptation strategies: Established the best approaches on how to develop adaptation plans per sector.
  • NAP Assembly 2017: Gathered support for the implementation of NAP processes at the national and regional levels.