Participatory development of vulnerability assessments in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Senegal for better adaptation planning

By Sönke Marahrens, GIZ, Sarah D’haen & Melinda Noblet, Climate Analytics

Vulnerability assessments are an important part of a country’s National Adaptation Planning process, providing evidence for adaptation practitioners to make informed decisions about where adaptation action is needed most. Supported by Climate Analytics through the project “Science-based support for NAP processes in francophone Least Developed Countries of sub-Saharan Africa” (PAS-PNA)[1], the governments of Benin, Burkina […]

Nigeria Validates Its NAP Framework as Government Calls for Decisive Adaptation Action

The Nigerian National Adaptation Plan (NAP) framework was validated by stakeholders from both the public and private sectors during a workshop held in Abuja on November 5. The framework aims to guide the government in developing and implementing policies, plans and legislation that will assist Nigeria to address its medium- and long-term adaptation needs. The […]

Kiribati unveils updated plan for managing climate change and disaster risks during Climate Week

NEW YORK, September 27, 2019 – The Government of the Republic of Kiribati launched its revised Joint Implementation Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP), setting out its ambitions for building Kiribati’s resilience to climate change impacts. The KJIP was launched at a side-event organized by the Republic of Kiribati and the Republic […]

Botswana Commits to 16 Recommendations from Government Stakeholders for its NAP Framework

Botswana’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Framework Inception Report will incorporate 16 recommendations collected from the participants of the workshop hosted by the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, through the Department of Meteorological Services. Held in Gaborone on September 18, the event aimed to raise awareness of the country’s NAP process. The […]

Malawi Gears Up to Adapt to Climate Change

By Donald Reuben Kamdonyo, Ph.D., Climate Change Specialist, Kamdonyo & Associates, Lilongwe, Malawi

Globally, climate change has been recognized as one of the biggest challenges that humanity is facing today. It has serious worldwide implications on economic development, food security and poverty eradication for developing countries, especially for least-developed countries like Malawi. All of Malawi’s socioeconomic sectors have been, and will continue to be, affected by climate change […]

Ghanaian Stakeholders Validate Two Key NAP Process Strategies on Private Sector Engagement and Adaptation in the Infrastructure Sector

Ghana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), part of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, hosted two national workshops in Accra this week to validate the drafts of two key National Adaptation Planning (NAP) documents: a private sector engagement strategy and a sectoral adaptation strategy for the infrastructure sector (water, energy and transport). With a […]

Adaptation to Climate Change: Putting people first

by Daniel Morchain

This op-ed was originally published in Portuguese by “A Tarde” newspaper from Salvador, Brazil, on August 19, 2019. This week, people from all over Latin America gather under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Salvador, Brazil, to discuss—and hopefully act on—the climate crisis we are all experiencing, a […]

Malawi Validates National Adaptation Plan Framework

The Government of Malawi validated its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Framework in a national workshop that took place in Lilongwe on August 9. Hosted by the Malawian Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) in partnership with the NAP Global Network, the event gathered participants from 16 institutions representing government, civil society, academia and youth. Malawi’s NAP framework […]

Self-Assessment: A Learning Tool for Improving the Effectiveness of NAP Processes

The NAP Global Network’s South–South peer learning events provide a forum for exploring different aspects of the NAP process, focusing on key technical issues that will improve effectiveness. These events have used a variety of methods to support NAP actors from different countries in building their knowledge and learning from one another. Among these, self-assessment […]

Self-Assessment: : A Learning Tool for Improving the Effectiveness of NAP Processes

A learning tool for improving the effectiveness of NAP processes View the story Self-Assessment A learning tool for improving the effectiveness of NAP processes LEA EN ESPAÑOL / LIRE EN FRANÇAIS As countries advance their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes, they are increasingly concerned with issues of effectiveness in both the NAP process and its […]