National Adaption Plan for Least Developed Countries NAP EXPO Bonn Germany 2013

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National Adaption Plan for Least Developed Countries NAP EXPO Bonn Germany 2013
NAP-GSP Countries

Assisting LDCs with countrydriven processes to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) NAP EXPO, Bonn, June 2013.

Context Decision 5/CP.17 on NAPs:  ..invites United Nations organizations, specialized agencies and other relevant organizations, as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies, to support the national adaptation plan process in the least developed countries and, where possible, to consider establishing support programmes for the national adaptation plan process within their mandates (para 23)  …requests the Global Environment Facility, as an operating entity of the financial mechanism, through the Least Developed Countries Fund, to consider how to enable activities for the preparation of the national adaptation plan process for the least developed countries Parties, while maintaining progress for the least developed countries work programme, which includes the national adaptation programmes of action; (para 22) 2

The NAP GSP project  Title: “Assisting LDCs with country-driven processes to advance National Adaptation Plans”  Objective: “to strengthen institutional and technical capacities for iterative development of comprehensive NAPs in LDCs  Budget: 2 M USD from GEF/LDCF  Duration: 2 years  Partners: UNDP, UNEP, GEF/LDCF, IFAD, UNITAR, FAO, WHO, Water Global Partnership.  Designed with inputs and suggestions made by LDCs, LEG and several key donors  Status: GEF CEO approval : 30 May 2013  Start-up: end Aug 2013

NAP GSP strategy  Establish a support mechanism around three main pillars:  institutional support,  technical support and  knowledge brokering.  Build upon on-going NAP relevant activities  Leverage partnerships to support countries with their needs to advance their NAP process  Provide a flexible package of support to the countries who are in different stages of the NAP process 4

Project components and outputs Component 1: Institutional support • Stock-take and gap analysis of information and processes of NAP relevance • National and sub-national institutional and coordination arrangements established / strengthened to advancing medium- to long-term adaptation planning and budgeting • 5 NAP related papers are drafted and finalized Component 2: Technical support • Technical guidance tools and detailed methodologies by sector accessible in local languages and usable formats developed in partnership with relevant stakeholders • National teams are trained in the use of the tools and approaches to advance to medium- to long-term adaptation planning and budgeting. • Web-based training materials prepared for use by all LDCs as they commence their respective NAP processes. Component 3: Brokering of knowledge • South-South and NorthSouth transfer of technical and process-orientated information on experiences, good practice, lessons and examples of relevant to the NAP process. • Budgeting processes are captured, synthesised and made available to DCs to utilise in advancing the NAP process. • Strengthen and coordinate partnerships

Clustering GSP activities versus elements of the NAP technical guidelines A) Laying the groundwork and Addressing Gaps Institutional support B) Preparatory elements C) Implementation strategies D) Reporting Monitoring and Review Undertake participatory stakeholder consultations Formulate NAP related papers in line with LEG technical guidelines, Long-term incountry strategy for maintaining institutional arrangements for planning and budgeting for adaptation Support with country needs for monitoring progress and reporting Stock-take ongoing and completed work of relevance to the NAP Identify gaps in information and processes for advancing the NAP process Identification and mapping of key institutions and coordination mechanisms 6 Setting up and training country teams to set up coordination mechanisms to help advance NAP process

GSP activities versus elements of the NAP technical guidelines A) Laying the groundwork and Addressing Gaps Technical support (all LDCs) B) Preparatory elements • Surveys to assess needs • Designing and and gaps for materials delivering training to and tools all LDCs • Mapping of how existing training tools can plug gaps identified Brokering of • Identify experts in the knowledge various LDC regions (all LDCs) • Participatory consultations and awareness-raising • Delivery of training and other technical support needs • Dissemination of information and best practices between LDCs and global and regional centers of excellence • Facilitating access to experts and technical expertise. 7 C) Implementation strategies D) Reporting Monitoring and Review

NAP GSP architecture NAP Process in Country X Other Support through DBs and Funds 8 Bilateral support to the NAPs GSP

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By the end of the project :  LDCs better informed/ aware about the application of the LEG NAP guidelines  Stakeholder engagement to support advancement of medium- to long-term climate sensitive planning and budgeting processes for adaptation in the context of other relevant on-going initiatives;  Institutional and coordination arrangements in place for advancing the NAP process;  Technical and policy materials, case studies on lessons learned and good practices are made available (in coordination with LEG/UNFCCC Secretariat);  Partnerships with global and regional institutions established to deliver support countries with their needs to advance medium- to long-term adaptation planning processes for the benefit of all LDCs;  South-South and North-South transfer of lessons learned, knowledge, experience, good practices and case studies for medium- to longterm planning for climate resilient development or alternately in the context of other development priorities for the benefit of LDCs. 10

What will be done in the first six months Next 2 months  Survey of country specific needs  Organize and set up project (admin/finance/staff set up)  Board meeting and approval of work plan(back to back with LEG workshop August 2013) Over next 6 months  Start the work in X countries  Regional workshops (Africa and Asia-Pacific)  Report in Poland on Progress and Work Plan for remainder of year 1 & ideas for year 2 11

Thank you! For Further Information: GEF: UNEP: UNDP: UNITAR: WHO: IFAD: FAO: And GWP:

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