Targeted Topics Forum: Communications, Knowledge Sharing, Gender, and Monitoring and Evaluation in the NAP Process

Nadi, Fiji | February 5-9, 2018


More than 70 representatives from 21 countries gathered in Nadi, Fiji, to discuss climate change impacts and opportunities for adaptation.

Hosted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji and the NAP Global Network, this Targeted Topics Forum covered topics including gender inequalities, monitoring and evaluation, and strategic communications for national adaptation plan processes.

“The Government of Fiji is dedicated to the fight against climate change,” said Nilesh Prakash, head of Climate Change and International Cooperation to the Government of Fiji, at opening addresses on Wednesday, February 7. “But as we know, some level of climate change is now irreversible. To prepare for the impacts of climate change, we urgently need to create and implement adaptation plans that will build resilience for our home countries.”

The NAP Global Network brings together adaptation practitioners from around the world to discuss common challenges, successes, and opportunities in climate change adaptation planning. This week’s meetings were part of the Targeted Topics Forum series, which began in 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Climate change is an intimidating challenge,” said Anne Hammill, Director of the NAP Global Network Secretariat at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. “But as the work being done by the countries here shows, through collaboration between adaptation specialists, development partners, and international experts, we can find effective strategies to prepare for the impacts of climate change and put them into action.”

The Government of Canada provided financial support for this week’s Targeted Topics Forum as part of its commitment to ensuring that developing countries are better prepared for—and can respond to—the impacts of climate change.

Unavoidable carbon emissions from participants’ flights to Fiji were offset through UNFCCC’s Climate Neutral Now initiative.

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

You can view photos from this event via Flickr or by clicking on the photo below.

February 5 | Strategic Communications for NAP Processes


Introduction to the NAP Global Network in Nadi, Fiji | Anne Hammill, IISD
Introduction to the Targeted Topics Forum | Blane Harvey & Catherine Fisher, IISD 
 Climate Change Outreach in Fiji | Shivanal Kumar, Government of Fiji 
Communications Marketplace

This interactive activity featured presentations on the following adaptation-related communications initiatives:

Communications initiative: “You have a minute? Let´s talk about climate change?”| Victor Santillan, Peru

 Strategic Communications for NAP Processes | Christian Ledwell, IISD
What is your audience hearing? | Laurie Goering, Thomson Reuters Foundation

For more on developing key messages, read Laurie Goering's article with Zoe Tabary on "How to tell a compelling story about your project."

Facilitation Notes for Targeted Topics Forum | Blane Harvey & Catherine Fisher, IISD

February 6 | Learning and Knowledge Sharing


Sectoral Integration of Adaptation | Angie Dazé, IISD

Climate Change Mainstreaming: SPC Experience | Sylvie Goyet, Pacific Community

Fiji's Climate Change and Health Strategic Action Plan | Kelera Oli, Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Fiji

 A Financing Perspective on the NAP Process | Jo-Ellen Parry, IISD

Grenada Adaptation Financing Strategy | Titus Antoine, Government of Grenada

Monitoring and Evaluation of NAP: Brazil’s experience | Nelcilandia Pereira de Oliveira, Ministry of Environment, Brazil

Our Collective TTF Learning Journey | Anne Hammill, IISD

Facilitation Notes for Targeted Topics Forum | Blane Harvey & Catherine Fisher, IISD

February 7 | Gender-Responsive NAP Processes


Gender-responsive NAP processes: Introduction | Angie Dazé, IISD

Gender-responsive stakeholder engagement and meaningful participation | Na-Hyeon Shin, GIZ

Peru Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

Read Angie Dazé's interview with Ivonne Yupanqui from Peru's Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations about gender-responsive adaptation in Peru.

February 8 | Monitoring and Evaluation: Concepts, Context and Methodological Issues

February 8: Facilitation Notes for Targeted Topics Forum | Blane Harvey and Catherine Fisher, IISD

Introduction to the NAP Global Network in Nadi, Fiji | Anne Hammill, IISD

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of Adaptation: Overview | Angélica V. Ospina, IISD

Monitoring and Evaluation at the National Level | Anne Hammill, IISD
Methodologies for M&E of adaptation at national level | Timo Leiter, GIZ

Integrated Vulnerability Analysis (IVA) Framework & Database: Laying the Groundwork for the National Adaptation Planning Process | Patrina Dumaru, IISD

Thailand: NAP M&E Framework | Kollawat Sakhakara, MoNRE

February 9 | Monitoring and Evaluation: Data Sources, Indicators and Operational Issues

February 9: Facilitation Notes for Targeted Topics Forum | Blane Harvey and Catherine Fisher, IISD

Measuring Progress: Indicators, data sources and assessment | Laszlo Pinter, IISD

Systematization of Results - Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptation | Angélica V. Ospina, IISD

Synergies in monitoring the SDGs, Sendai Framework and Paris Agreement | Timo Leiter, GIZ

Monitoring and evaluation of adaptation: An approach from Mexico | Gloria Cuevas Guillaumin, Rebeca Ampudia Ladrón de Guevara, & Aram Rodríguez de los Santos, SEMARNAT & INECC

South Africa's Approach to Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptation | Alinah Mthembu, Republic of South Africa

Monitoring & Evaluation: Colombia's Experience | Juan Pablo Vallejo, DNP

Communicating Information of National Adaptation M&E Systems | Timo Leiter, GIZ