Peer Learning Summit: Vertical integration in the NAP process

The Peer Learning Summit (PLS) on Vertical Integration in National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes was held on October 11–13, 2023, in Nairobi, Kenya. This PLS convened representatives from 10 countries, along with partner institutions, in an exchange of knowledge, experience, and insights on vertical integration in the NAP process. The aim of the workshop was to explore challenges, potential solutions, areas of support, and next steps for action. Countries offered practical examples of successes, lessons learned, and relevant insights from their own experiences with vertical integration in their NAP processes.

Five focus areas related to vertical integration in the NAP process guided the conversations:

  1. Coordination mechanisms with sub-national governments
  2. Capacity strengthening of sub-national governments
  3. Engagement with the local private sector and businesses
  4. Engagement with civil society organizations (CSOs)
  5. Financial flows to sub-national levels.

Peer learning among countries proved to be an effective approach to accessing and exchanging support in the NAP process. Through discussions and activities during the event, countries came together to identify several potential solutions to address their existing challenges and needs. This report gives an overview of the PLS and highlights the main activities that took place in the 3-day event.

The PLS took place with financial support from Global Affairs Canada and was co-organized by the NAP Global Network and the Government of Kenya.

Related resources

Publisher: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)