Targeted Topics Forum: Integration and High-Level Political Support in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process

Phnom Penh, Cambodia | Sept 21-23, 2016


We recently held a Targeted Topics Forum (TTF) on the theme of “Integration and High-Level Political Support in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process” in Phnom Penh, from September 21-23, 2016.

The TTF brought together over 30 participants representing 9 countries and five organizations to learn from one another about building political support for the NAP process, vertical integration of adaptation planning across different levels of government, and integrating adaptation into sectoral plans and action.

Presentations from this forum are available below or can be downloaded in PDF here.

Event Opening 

We were honoured to have this forum opened by His Excellency Eang Sophalleth, Under Secretary of State for the Kingdom of Cambodia; Ms. Ludgera Klemp, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; and Mr. Samuel Downing, United States Embassy in Cambodia. Read our news release in English, or Khmer-language coverage: ប្រទេសដៃគូអភិវឌ្ឍន៍ ជួបពិភាក្សាគ្នា បង្កើនកិច្ចគាំទ្រ ផ្នែកគោលនយោបាយ និងការបញ្ជ្រាប ទៅក្នុងដំណើរការ ផែនការជាតិបន្ស៊ាំ


Opening Presentation | Anne Hammill, IISD

Introduction to High-Level Political Support for NAP Processes | Hayley Price-Kelly, IISD

Current Status of National Adaptation Plan Process in Cambodia | Dr. HENG Chan Thoeun, National Council For Sustainable Development, Cambodia

Introduction: Vertical and Horizontal Integration of Adaptation | Nikola Rass, GIZ

Introduction: Vertical Integration in the NAP Process | Hayley Price-Kelly, IISD

Vertical Integration: Why, What, How? | Aditya Bahadur, Action on Climate Today

Adaptation Sector Integration: Perspectives from the agriculture and land-use sectors in Asia | Beau Damen, FAO

Next Steps

The peer group of adaptation planners who met at this TTF will reconvene next year to share lessons on another key topic that came up in many discussions at this forum: options to finance implementation of National Adaptation Plans.