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EPA, NAP Global Network Take Progressive Steps to Formulate a Communication Strategy

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with the National Adaptation Plan Global Network (NAP Global Network) has held a day-long inception workshop for various stakeholders on climate change adaptation.

The workshop focused on arriving at communication strategy for climate change adaptation in Liberia under the National Adaptation Plan.

EPA in collaboration with NAPGN Ends One-day Dialogue aimed at Developing communication strategy to be use in National Adaptation Plan for Liberia.

A one-day debate between the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Adaptation Plan Global Network to create a communication plan for the Liberia National Adaptation Plan has come to an end. The discussion covered identification communication objectives and priority audience. It was financed by the US Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Canadian Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Liberian Environmentalist completes Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP-2023) at University of California, Berkeley in the USA

Liberian environmentalist and climate change professional, who’s also Project Officer in the Department of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and Technical Lead for Liberia’s National Adaptation Plans (NAP) at the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia- Arthur R.M. Becker has successfully completed an intensive three (3) week Executive Course in Sustainable Environmental Management at the University of California-Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in the United States of America.

Arthur R.M. Becker wishes to extend special thanks and appreciation to the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia family headed by Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh, Executive Director/CEO, the magnanimous donors and Programme team of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program, including the Dean and staff of the Rausser College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley and the NAP Global Network for their moral and financial support to enable him participate in this year’s prestigious ELP ‘23’ programme.

 

Zambia Takes an Inclusive Approach to Developing a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework for its National Adaptation Plan

The Zambian NAP process officially launched in April 2021 and aims to establish medium- to long-term priorities for building the country’s climate resilience across nine priority sectors. To ensure effective decision making, Zambia places significant emphasis on monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) as part of its overall performance optimization efforts.

In 2022, the Ministry of Green Economy and Environment (MGEE) initiated MEL system development consultations that led to adjustments documented in a report on the prioritization of adaptation measures. The revised approach includes subnational involvement, aligning with the 8th National Development Plan’s (8NDP’s) focus on environmental and sustainability issues. Consequently, the draft MEL framework developed in June 2022 needed revision to align with NAP reporting requirements and the aspirations outlined in the 8NDP.

This sNAPshot highlights some of the key components in the 2023 revised framework and draws on important lessons learned.

The feminist agenda at the grassroots; advocates tell of experiences

For decades, women-led organisations have worked in the communities to build women’s resilience to the fallout from climate change, promote girls’ access to education and support victims of gender-based violence. We speak with the young and old activists on their experiences working with women.

Angie Dazé has been in the development sector for more than two decades. Currently, she is the director for gender equality and social inclusion for resilience at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, which hosts the secretariat of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, a movement that advances adaptation planning and action in developing countries through NAP processes.

She says countries are increasingly becoming more responsive to women’s priorities in climate response and mitigation. In developing NAPs, countries depend on the latest climate science to identify specific medium- and long-term adaptation needs for action.

“What we are seeing now is more integration of gender issues,” she says. “At the beginning, we saw women movements positioned as a vulnerable group, now we see more countries position women as agents of change.”

NAP Global Network et ses partenaires valident l’étude sur les questions de genre, ce lundi

NAP Global Network et ses partenaires ont validé, ce lundi, l’étude sur les questions de genre dans le processus du Plan national d’adaptation au Sénégal. L’initiative vise à renforcer les connaissances des acteurs clés, pour intégrer le genre dans ce processus. Le processus PNA est essentiel pour identifier les priorités d’adaptation à long terme et faciliter l’intégration des défis climatiques dans la planification nationale, en vue d’un développement durable. L’étude permettra d’intégrer le genre dans les actions climatiques et d’aider les femmes du secteur environnemental, à faire face aux défis du changement climatique et à améliorer leur cadre de vie.

National Climate Adaptation Plans Must Include Women’s Voices

As the world struggles to catch up with climate change — whether confronting extreme wildfire smoke in the U.S. Northeast, or some of the hottest temperatures on record in Pakistan — each country must grapple with its own particular issues. The United Nations has been working with dozens of countries in creating a National Adaptation Plan (NAP), which means identifying problems — financial, technical, and institutional — and then creating coping strategies to deal with them.

The NAP Global Network, which has multi-country funding and supports the creation of national adaptation plans, has been working with young women, for instance, in Ghana on lifting up their voices on global warming. Together with the nonprofit Lensational, which offers media training to underrepresented women, the network is teaching visual storytelling. One of the Ghanian attendees of a recent workshop emphasized the need to document and appeal to women as the planet changes.

 

Jamaican women get their say on climate change

A GROUP of Jamaican women are benefiting from Envisioning Resilience, an initiative that is training them in visual storytelling about climate change impacts, while also giving them the chance to advance their own point of view on the required response.

GirlsClimate Action for Resilience and Empowerment (GirlsCARE) is collaborating with the National Adaptation Plan Global Network (NAP-GN) and Lensational to bring the initiative to the local participants.

Mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

As the impacts of climate change intensify around the world, adaptation efforts are crucial to ensuring that communities, ecosystems and economies are able to survive. National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes are a way for governments to direct resources to such efforts, focusing particularly on vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, water resources and infrastructure, and enhancing coordination and collaboration among different stakeholders involved in adaptation planning and implementation.

But for adaptation efforts to truly be effective, they must consider the unique ways in which women and girls are impacted by climate change. Through its commitment to the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is working to ensure that such efforts provide equitable benefits for people of all genders. Through the NAP Global Network and working closely with government partners, IISD is advancing the implementation of its commitment by ensuring the integration of gender considerations in NAP processes, including in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

Le Document de la stratégie nationale genre et changement climatique validé en RCA

Le 27 juin 2023 dans la salle de confé­rence de l’Hôtel JM Résidences a servi de cadre à la tenue de l’atelier de vali­dation du document de la stratégie nationale genre et changement clima­tique. dans ses actions.

« La RCA tout comme les autres pays membres de l’ONU doit concilier son relèvement économique et sa consoli­dation de la paix, avec les Objectifs du Développement Durable (ODD) aux­quels elle s’est engagée. D’où il est nécessaire de considérer l’aspect genre qui est une question transver­sale, et de l’intégrer dans tous les do­maines des réponses et des actions liées au changement climatique », A mentionné M. Célestin Dendji tout en souli­gnant que l’autonomisation des femmes améliorera considérablement l’efficacité des efforts d’adaptation et d’atténuation à tous les niveaux et fera progresser les ODD plus larges.

C’est pourquoi, a justifié Célestin Dendji dans son discours, le Gouvernement à tra­vers la Coordination Nationale Climat (CNC), avec l’appui du Réseau Mondial pour les PNA souhaite développer sa stra­tégie genre et change­ments climatiques afin de mieux définir sa vision sur ces questions et éla­borer un plan d’action détaillé pour faire avan­cer cet axe prioritaire. Ainsi, elle se veut donner une marque à sa dé­marche en cherchant à élaborer la stratégie genre et changement climatique.