NAP Global Network South-South Peer Exchange Awards

Facilitating sustained peer learning and exchange is one of the Network’s main objectives.  As countries around the world progress in their NAP processes, a wealth of experience is accumulating among adaptation planners.  NAP Global Network participants have experiences to share—and are interested in hearing from their peers—on how they have addressed issues such as integration in the NAP process, monitoring and evaluation, financing implementation, and institutional arrangements, among others.

The NAP Global Network Peer Exchange Awards are an opportunity for Network participants from developing countries to seek inputs from adaptation planners in developing countries around the world, and/or to offer their experience and expertise to others who are addressing similar issues in the NAP process.

What Are The NAP Global Network South-South Peer Exchange Awards?

What Do The Awards Consist Of?

• How Can I Request Support to Host a Peer Exchange?

How Can I Apply to Offer My Expertise Through a Peer Exchange Award?

What Are The NAP Global Network South-South Peer Exchange Awards?

  • The Awards are a mechanism to foster exchange among NAP Global Network participants from developing countries on key technical topics that are vital for effective national adaptation planning and implementation.

What Do The Awards Consist Of?

  • Sponsorship of flights, accommodation, meals and incidental costs for a technical representative (‘NAP expert’) from a developing country and working on the NAP process to visit to a ‘host’ developing country that has requested inputs from peers. (Note: All related travel expenses will be covered following the Travel Policy of the IISD NAP Global Network Secretariat.)
  • Logistical support by the Network Secretariat to make arrangements for a south-south peer exchange, upon request by a host country.
  • Support from the host country and the NAP Global Network Secretariat to coordinate specific technical inputs during the exchange.

How Can I Request Support to Host a Peer Exchange?

napgn-host-peer-exchange-buttonTo allow sufficient time for the Network Secretariat to select participating peers and make travel arrangements for the exchange, please submit a request a minimum of two months in advance of your preferred date for hosting.

  • To be considered to host a peer exchange, you must:
    • Work for a developing country government on the NAP process on an ongoing basis. Note that peer exchange awards are not limited to participants who are considered NAP focal points: Awards may also be granted to participants who work for other key developing country organizations involved in the NAP process on an ongoing basis such as sector ministries, ministries of finance or planning, sub-national governments, or even civil society organizations providing ongoing support for the country’s NAP process. (Note: The Network encourages all those applying to host a peer exchange to coordinate with their country’s NAP focal point. Please note that the Network cannot sponsor participation by donor agency staff or their consultants)
    • Be registered as a Network participant (if you are not already a participant, you can join online for free by completing the short form).
    • Identify a NAP-related meeting or event taking place in your country, during which the visiting NAP expert would share their experience. You may also wish to organize side meetings between the visiting peer expert and specific members of your country’s NAP team.
    • Complete and submit the application to host. The form requests key information such as a brief description of the specific NAP-related issue or technical question that you would like the NAP Peer Expert to address.

The Network Secretariat will provide an initial response to requests received and information on next steps within three business days.

How Can I Apply to Offer My Expertise Through a Peer Exchange Award?

  • Specific exchange opportunities will be communicated to Network participants as they arise on an ongoing basis, in response to requests from host countries.  
    • Each exchange opportunity will require experience with or knowledge of a specific topic or issue related to the NAP process, which will be specified with the award announcement.
  • To apply for a specific award opportunity:
    • Be from a developing country (e.g. travelling on a developing country passport)
    • Work for a developing country government on the NAP process on an ongoing basis. Note that peer exchange awards are not limited to participants who are considered NAP focal points: Awards may also be granted to participants who work for other key developing country organizations involved in the NAP process on an ongoing basis such as sector ministries, ministries of finance or planning, sub-national governments, or even civil society organizations providing ongoing support for the country’s NAP process. (Note: The Network encourages all those applying to host a peer exchange to coordinate with their country’s NAP focal point. Please note that the Network cannot sponsor participation by donor agency staff or their consultants.)
    • Complete an application form for a specific Award opportunity, which will be provided with the announcement of each Award along with instructions for submitting.

Successful candidates will be announced according to the deadline specified in each call for applications.