Peer Learning Cohort: Coalition of Atoll Nations on Climate Change (CANCC) Workshop on National Adaptation Planning, With a Focus on Coastal Adaptation

North Malé Atoll, Maldives | May 1 - May 3, 2024

As Chair of the Coalition of Atoll Nations on Climate Change (CANCC), the Republic of Maldives hosted a 3-day Peer Learning Cohort workshop on National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes—with a focus on coastal adaptation—from May 1 to 3, 2024. The NAP Global Network provided technical and financial support for the workshop through funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Adaptation decision-makers from the five CANCC member countries—Kiribati, the Maldives, the Marshall Islands, Tokelau, and Tuvalu—participated in the workshop. Partners from the Asian Development Bank, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, Water Solutions Ltd, and the University of Melbourne also shared their perspectives. 

The workshop objectives were to

  • facilitate open and honest technical discussion on what is working and what is not working in CANCC members’ efforts to advance NAP processes, with a focus on coastal adaptation;
  • establish sustained, ongoing peer learning and exchange among CANCC members on challenges and opportunities to national adaptation planning and implementation; and
  • identify areas where funders and development partners can better support CANCC members’ NAP processes.

The presentations and photos from this forum are available below. For more information, read our joint press release with the Maldives government or media coverage from MV+ and PSM News.

Photo Gallery

Coalition of Atoll Nations on Climate Change (CANCC)

Day 1 | May 1


The NAP process a South-South peer learning | Dr. Orville Grey, NAP Global Network (IISD)

Scaling up Coastal Adaptation in Maldives Through the NAP Process | Ahmed Jameel (AJ) and Ibrahim Faiz, Water Solutions Ltd.

An Atoll Futures Research Institute? | Prof. Jon Barnett, University of Melbourne

Day 2 | May 2

Coastal Protection Measures in Hulhumale' | Hassaan Abdul Muhsin, Hassan Akram, Hashma Hameed, Shahid Ahmed Waheed & Ahmed Zinaf, Housing Development Corporation, Maldives


Day 3 | May 3


Financing Strategies for Adaptation | Maribel Hernandez, NAP Global Network (IISD)


Finance Strategies for Adaptation | Alessio Giardino, Asian Development Bank


Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project (TCAP) | Sapolu Tetoa and Semisi Tonga, Government of Tuvalu

Watch: Tuvalu's Long-term Adaptation Plan

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