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Envisioning resilience in Jamaica: Women use visual storytelling to influence the National Adaptation Plan

A group of six young women in Jamaica have been selected for the next phase of Envisioning Resilience, a groundbreaking initiative that provides women with a training opportunity to use visual storytelling to inform National Adaptation Plan (NAP) decision-makers about how climate change is affecting their lives and how they envision resilience to its impacts.

The NAP Global Network and Lensational launched Envisioning Resilience in 2021 to address these challenges. Through the initiative, women on the frontlines of climate change are developing their skills in photography and storytelling, learning about climate impacts in their region, and sharing their visions of resilience with decision-makers involved in NAP processes. Further, the process supports economic empowerment by offering to sell the trainees’ photographs on Lensational’s online platform.

From vulnerability to resilience: Strengthening Africa’s capacity to address climate change impacts

Essentially, there is a need for sustained interventions from rich, developed countries and international donor agencies to fight the climate crisis in Africa and the rest of the developing nations of the world. More and more African countries should be considered for climate finance by global organisations like the United Nations Capital Development Fund, UNCDF, Green Climate Fund, GCF, National Adaptation Plan Global Network, among others, as they struggle to achieve low emissions and climate-resilient pathways. However, it is important to ensure transparency and accountability in the utilization of the funds made available to these developing nations so as to ensure the delivery of desired results.

Genre et Changement Climatique : Les acteurs se mobilisent pour l’institutionnalisation d’une plateforme nationale

La salle de conférence du Cabinet du Ministère de la Femme de la Famille et de l’Enfant (MFFE), sise à Abidjan, a accueilli le mercredi 31 mai 2023, la deuxième réunion, au titre de l’année 2023, de la Plateforme Nationale Genre et Changements Climatiques (PNGCC).

Financé par l’appui de l’Institut International pour le Développement Durable (IIDD), cette activité a vu la présence de KOFFI ANNA, Responsable de la Cellule Genre et Inclusion Sociale (CGIS) du Programme National du Changement Climatique et Aurelie Ceinos, Conseillère en politiques, égalité des genres et inclusion sociale – Résilience à l’Institut International pour le Développement Durable (IIDD).

Leveraging the national adaptation plan process for adaptation communications

The purpose of this report is to highlight opportunities for countries to leverage the results of NAP processes for preparing AdComs, making strategic use of an AdCom for boosting the profile and visibility of adaptation progress and needs without creating undue additional reporting burden. It draws on experiences from the NAP Global Network’s support to 22 countries to build on their NAP processes to prepare their first AdComs.

Somalia Moves Adaptation Strategies for its Livestock and Fisheries Sectors Forward

Livestock and fisheries sectors are pivotal in Somalia’s economy and food security. Both sectors are severely threatened by climate change impacts, which can also undermine the country’s peacebuilding efforts. With support from the NAP Global Network’s In-country Support Program, Somalia achieved an important milestone in its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process by validating a national-level vulnerability assessment (VA) and a monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework for both fisheries and livestock sectors.

‘Prioritise adaptation:’ Former negotiator makes case for greater climate readiness efforts

FORMER CLIMATE change negotiator for Jamaica, Dr Orville Grey, has noted the value of the current global stocktake (GST) of climate actions, while emphasising the need for greater efforts at scaled-up adaptation.

Still, Grey, who is the new Head of Secretariat for the NAP Global Network, said “the transition from planning to implementation remain slow, uneven, and incremental, and there is only modest progress on adaptation and risk management”.

NAP Expo 2023: Vertical integration is vital for NAP processes’ effectiveness

Vertical integration is essential for scaling up climate change adaptation action. The process of strategically linking adaptation efforts by key actors at local, sub-national, national, transboundary, and international levels in all phases of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process was explored at NAP Expo 2023. This session was co-hosted by the NAP Global Network and the Euroclima program through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on March 29, 2023. The event featured speakers from Kenya and Chile who shared their experiences with vertical integration in adaptation.

Columna de Anne Hammill: El liderazgo de Chile en los debates globales sobre la adaptación al cambio climático

Written by Anne Hammill, Associate Vice-President, Resilience, International Institute for Sustainable Development, which hosts the secretariat of the NAP Global Network. 

Para hacer frente a sequías cada vez más intensas, los agricultores chilenos han adoptado un enfoque innovador: la captación de niebla. En colaboración con ingenieros, las comunidades han utilizado redes especialmente diseñadas para capturar la niebla a su paso por las montañas, y esta tecnología de bajo costo ha resultado eficaz para suministrar agua a los cultivos y el ganado. Pero este método creativo es sólo una parte de una historia más compleja sobre la gestión del uso del agua. […]

Senegal hosts a peer learning event on National Adaptation Plans for eight countries

Government actors leading on National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes will meet in Dakar, Senegal, from February 21–23 to learn how to increase the efficiency and accuracy of their climate change adaptation operations with risk and vulnerability assessments (RVAs).

The NAP Global Network and the Government of Senegal have invited government representatives from seven countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Lebanon, Lesotho, Somalia, and Togo) to learn from each other’s experiences on the proper development and use of RVAs in NAP processes. Subject matter experts will also hold technical sessions to explain the concept and design of RVAs, as well as their strategic role in adaptation planning processes.