Outcomes of discussion on coordination of NAP support

between bilateral agencies, OECD, & joint UNDP-UNEP NAP-GSP

On July 3rd, 2015 following the first Targeted Topics Forum, the NAP Global Network brought together representatives of bilateral agencies from Germany and the United States, as well as representatives from the OECD and the joint UNDP-UNEP NAP Global Support Program (NAP-GSP), to discuss potential to coordinate support for adaptation in developing countries.

Participants learned about support that the NAP-GSP is providing in least-developed countries. They also looked at countries where Germany and the US are providing bilateral support for climate change adaptation, and in locations where more than one actor is providing support, discussed potential to coordinate efforts in consultation with in-country actors working on NAP processes. Types of coordination discussed range from developing an awareness of the support other agencies are providing in order to avoid duplication, to joint financing or joint implementation of programming as is currently taking place in Cambodia. Participants also discussed how they can make use of OECD data on adaptation support to inform coordination efforts.

Based on the results of this meeting, the Network is reaching out to other agencies who were not able to attend to explore possibilities of broadening collaboration in countries where more than one agency is providing support.