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LEG regional training workshop on national adaptation plans for Asia 
 

Date:  13-16 June 2017 

Venue: Manila, The Philippines 

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) is conducting regional training workshops on national adaptation plans (NAPs) as part of its work programme for 2016–2017. The training workshops are designed to support countries to advance in the formulation and implementation of NAPs. The workshops are designed and tailored for each region through the support  of the NAP technical working group.

Objectives of the workshop

  1. To support the countries in designing assessments of climate risk and vulnerability leading to the identification of adaptation priorities (Element B, Preparatory elements of the NAP guidelines);
  2. To provide technical guidance and support to the countries on the design of implementation of NAPs taking into account modalities for accessing financing under GCF, as well as other climate change funding channels (Element C of the NAP guidelines);
  3. To enhance the capacity of the countries in accessing the GCF funding for the formulation of NAPs;
  4. To provide a platform for countries to share experiences and lessons learned and to promote best practices when formulating and implementing NAPs;
  5. To promote South-South and regional collaboration on NAPs.


Programme
 
Session 1: Opening 1. Official opening by the Government of the Philippines
2. Keynote: Climate change adaptation in the Philippines
Session 2: Introduction to the workshop and the Open NAP concept 3. Introduction to the workshop and participants
4. Introduction to NAP Central: event page, online questionnaire, resources
5. Overview of NAPs: process, the NAP, 2 objectives, guidelines, the NAP-SDG -iFrame
Interactive: Expectations, meaning of the NAP and the process
Exercise: Designing a full process: Building blocks and workstreams
Session 3: Case Study

6. Bhutan Open NAP:
(a) Rapid stocktaking using a sample NAP process: identifying what is available and known and where there are gaps and needs to be addressed during the NAP formulation
(b) Framing the NAP considering the SDGs, Sendai and other national development strategies
(c) Key issues and vulnerabilities
(d) Adaptation strategies for selected systems
. Crop production – subsistence
 . Hydro energy
 . Disaster risk management/early warning systems

(e) A prototype NAP
(f) Road map towards a full NAP and access to the GCF NAP funding

Session 4: Access to the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme 7. pdf-icon Using the GCF template for readiness projects for the formulation of NAPs: elements of a log frame (591 kB)
Exercise: Developing a sample log-frame for a NAP proposal under the GCF readiness support
Session 5: Preparatory elements 8. In-depth: the NAP-SDG iFrame
9. Framing adaptation in the context of national development targets, SDGs and other frameworks
10. Identifying systems for assessment based on development-adaptation themes
11. Using a systems approach in managing multiple entry points
12. Analyzing climate change risks
13. Assessing climate risk and vulnerability by system
14. Compiling adaptation strategies and priorities
15. Analyzing synergy and trade-offs (Nexus approach and other methods)
16. Interactive: Designing a NAP roadmap
17. Sharing country experiences
Session 6: Implementation strategies 18. Appraisal, costing and ranking of adaptation options
19. Packaging adaptation actions into programmes, projects and policies
Session 7: Compiling the NAP 20. Facilitated discussion about the components of a NAP
Session 8: Financing and implementation

21. Adaptation funding under the GCF

22. Climate services in support of adaptation: WMO, Philippines

23. Integrating climate change into national planning: UNDP

24. Managing climate finance at the national level: OPM part 1, OPM part 2

Session 9: Reporting, monitoring and review

25. Reporting under the UNFCCC (Links to reporting channels under the Convention including National Communications, Adaptation Communications, NDCs)
26. Monitoring the process using the PEG M&E Tool
27. Sharing country experiences

28. Assessing adaptation outcomes, and the sustainable development benefits of adaptation measures
29. In depth examples of adaptation solutions in the region
- Early warning systems: Philippines
- Crop breeding (rice): IRRI

Session 10: Available support:

30. Presentations on support:

• GEF {LDCF, SCCF}
• LEG
• NAP GSP
• NAP Ag
• NAP Global Network
• ICIMOD

31. Discussion and next steps

Organization of work & background documents

pdf-icon Programme (462 kB)

Interactive webpage

 
Relevant information and related events
NAP Technical Guideline
 
Logistics

pdf-icon Information for participants (322 kB)

pdf-icon Hotels (169 kB)