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List of regional centers and networks working on adaptation
 
Activity 6 of the Adaptation Committee's (AC’s) work plan requested the secretariat to compile a list of regional centres and networks working on adaptation, with a view to strengthening their role in supporting country-driven adaptation actions. At its 5th meeting, the AC endorsed the list below with the understanding that it will further evolve and be updated every six months.

If your organization conducts works in the field of adaptation on a regional level, please email AC@unfccc.int, together with your contact details, in order to be included in this list.

The AC is making this list available as part of its work on ways to strengthen the roles of regional institutions and UN agencies in supporting enhanced adaptation action in developing countries.

In the same context the AC has already received valuable information from regional centres and networks on their current support for adaptation, which has been synthesized into an information paper (see pdf-icon AC/2014/7).

The AC further established a dedicated task force on technical support, which is now taking up its work. The objective of this group is to propose modalities for providing support to Parties on adaptation, for consideration by the AC. The specific tasks for the group include analyzing existing support for adaptation action provided by regional institutions and UN agencies, including gaps, needs and opportunities. The group will further propose modalities to strengthen and enhance coherence of the provision of support to developing countries for activities related to adaptation.


 




 

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List of Regional Centres and Networks - Africa

Name Type of organization Sub-region Type of support Sector  Link to organization
African Development Bank (ADB) Regional Development Bank All regions Financial
Gender
Agriculture and Food Energy
Health
Infrastructure
Security
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AfricaAdapt network (AfricaAdapt) Other All regions Financial
Gender
Policy Formation and Integration
Agriculture and Food Security
Health
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Energy
Water resources
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AGRHYMET Regional Center (AGHRYMET) R-IGO Central
Western
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Other
Agriculture and Food Security
Water resources
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Adaptation Learning Programme (ALP) NGO Eastern
Western
DRR/Risk Management
Policy Formation and Integration
Agriculture and Food Security
Coastal Zones
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Africa Partnership on Climate Change Coalition (APCCC) NGO All regions Capacity-building
Policy Formation and Integration
Agriculture and Food Security
Health
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Water resources
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African Risk Capacity (ARC) R-IGO All regions DRR/Risk Management Financial
Technical Backstopping
Agriculture and Food Security click >>>
Association for strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) R-IGO Eastern
Central
Northern 
Advocacy
Technical Backstopping
Research
Agriculture and Food Security click >>>
African Union (AU) R-IGO All regions Gender
Policy Formation and Integration
Energy
Infrastructure (incl. waste management)
Socioeconomic activities
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Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) R-IGO All regions Policy Formation and Integration Agriculture and Food Security
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
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Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC) Other Western
Eastern
Northern
Capacity-building
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
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ClimDev-Africa R-IGO All regions Advocacy
Policy Formation and Integration
Infrastructure (incl. waste management) click >>>
IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Centre (ICPAC) R-IGO Eastern
Northern
DRR/Risk Management Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Research
Technical Backstopping
Agriculture and Food Security
Energy
Health
Socioeconomic activities
Tourism
Water resources
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The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) R-IGO Eastern   Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Gender
Agriculture and Food Security
Health
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Water resources
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Observatory for the Sahara and Sahel (OSS) R-IGO Eastern
Northern Western

 Research Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Water resources
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Lake Chad Sustainable Development Support Program (PRODEBALT) Other Central
Western
Research Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Water resources
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SADC Regional Early Warning System (REWS) R-IGO Central
Eastern Southern
DRR/Risk Management
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
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Southern African Development Community (SADC) Climate Services Centre R-IGO Central
Eastern Southern
DRR/Risk Management
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Policy Formation and Integration
Agriculture and Food Security
Health
Infrastructure (incl. waste management)
Socioeconomic activities
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
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Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCCALM) R-IGO Central
Eastern Southern
Financial
Capacity-Building
Research
Agriculture and Food Security
Terrestrial, Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems
Water resources
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Southern Africa Regional Climate Change Program Other Central
Eastern Southern
Gender
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Agriculture and Food Security
Energy
Health
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Water resources
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West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) R-IGO Western DRR/Risk Management
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Agriculture and Food Security click >>>

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List of Regional Centres and Networks - Asia and the Pacific

Name Type of organisation Sub-region Type of support Sector Link to organization
Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) Network Southern Asia
Southeastern Asia
Capacity-Building
DRR/Risk Management
Technical Backstopping

Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Coastal zones
Health
Water resources
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Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Project Preparation Facility (ADAPT) I-IGO Melanesia
Micronesia Southern Asia
Southeastern Asia

Capacity-Building
Financial
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) Regional Development Bank all Asian regions Financial
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Technical Backstopping


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Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) R-IGO
DRR/Risk Management
Technical Backstopping

Health click >>>
Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP) Network Southeast Asia
Southern Asia

Advocacy
Capacity-Building
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Research

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Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) R-IGO Eastern Asia
Melanesia
South-Eastern Asia

Capacity-Building
Gender
Financial

Agriculture and Food Security
Energy
Health
Tourism
Water Resources
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Asia-Pacific Network on Adaptation ( AP-NET ) Other Central Asia
Eastern Asia
Melanesia
Polynesia
Southern Asia
Southeastern Asia

Capacity-Building
DRR/Risk Management
Financial
Gender
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Agriculture and Food Security
Infrastructure (incl. waste management)
Coastal zones
Socioeconomic Activities
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems

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Adaptation Research Policy Network for Asia and the Pacific (ARPNAP) UN Agency Eastern Asia
Southeastern Asia
Southern Asia

Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Research
Socioeconomic activities click >>>
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) R-IGO South-Eastern Asia DRR/Risk Management
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Policy Formation and Integration
Technical Backstopping
Tourism
Water Resources

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ASEAN Partnership with The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity R-IGO South-Eastern Asia Technical Backstopping Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems click >>>
Asian Disaster Reduction Center R-IGO Central Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Asia
Melanesia
Western Asia
DRR/Risk Management
Technical Backstopping


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Asia-Pacific Gateway for Disaster Risk Management and Development R-IGO All  regions Capacity-Building
Gender
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Policy Formation and Integration
Technical Backstopping

Agriculture and Food Security
Health
Socioeconomic activities
Energy
Water resources
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Climate Action Network South Africa (CANSA) NGO Southern Asia Advocacy
Capacity-Building
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services


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Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) R-IGO Central Asia
Eastern Asia
Southern Asia
Western Asia

Policy Formation and Integration Energy
Infrastructure (incl. waste management)

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Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Network Southeast Asia
Southern Asia
DRR/Risk Management
Gender
Technical Backstopping
Agriculture and food security click >>>
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Network

Agriculture and Food Security
Health
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
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Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) UN Agency Eastern Asia
Southeast Asia
Southern Asia

Capacity-Building
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Technical Backstopping

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Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security ( CTI-CFF ) R-IGO Melanesia
South-Eastern Asia

Capacity-Building
Financial
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Water resources click >>>
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) R-IGO Central Asia
Southern Asia Western Asia

Agriculture and Food Security
Energy
Socioeconomic activities
Tourism
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Greater Mekong Subregion (Environment Operations Centre, EOC) Other Southeast Asia Capacity-Building
Other
Technical Backstopping
Socioeconomic activities
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
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The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Other All regions Capacity-Building
DRR/Risk Management
Financial
Policy Formation and Integration Technical Backstopping

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Other: Academic and research institution East Asia
Southern Asia
Southeast Asia

Technical Backstopping Socioeconomic activities
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Water Resources
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Incheon Regional Roadmap and Action Plan on DRR UN Agency
Capacity-Building
DRR/Risk Management
Technical Backstopping

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ISDR Asia Partnership UN Agency All regions DRR/Risk Management
Technical Backstopping


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Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia (K3) Other Southeast Asia Capacity-Building
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Research
Agriculture and Food Security
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
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Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Network Southern Asia
Southeast Asia

Capacity-Building
Gender
Technical Backstopping

Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Water resources

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Mekong River Commission for Sustainable Development (MRC) R-IGO Southeast Asia Capacity-Building Agriculture and Food Security
Water Resources

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Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia(PEMSEA) UN Agency Eastern Asia
Southeast Asia

DRR/Risk Management
Technical Backstopping

Agriculture and Food Security
Infrastructure (incl. waste management)
Coastal zones
Water resources
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Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) R-IGO Melanesia
Micronesia
Polynesia
Gender
Policy Formation and Integration

Socioeconomic activities
Water resources

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Preparedness for Climate Change NGO
Advocacy
Capacity-Building
DRR/Risk Management
Financial
Policy Formation and Integration

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SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SAARC DMC) R-IGO Southern Asia Backstopping
DRR/Risk Management Technical


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South Asian Seas Action Plan (SASAP) UN Agency Southern Asia Technical Backstopping Coastal zones
Infrastructure (incl. waste management)
Water resources
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SEA Change Other Southeast Asia
Southern Asia
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Technical Backstopping


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Pacific Islands Applied GeoScience Commission (SOPAC) R-IGO Melanesia
Micronesia
Polynesia
DRR/Risk Management
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services

Coastal zones
Health
Water resources
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Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) R-IGO Melanesia
Micronesia
Polynesia
DRR/Risk Management
Policy Formation and Integration

Health
Socioeconomic activities
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
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Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) R-IGO Melanesia
Micronesia
Polynesia
DRR/Risk Management
Other
Infrastructure (incl. waste management)
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
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List of Regional Centres and Networks - Latin America and the Caribbean

Name Type of organisation Sub-region Type of support Sector Link to organization
Andean Community General Secretariat (CAN) R-IGO South America Gender Energy
Water Resources
Socioeconomic activities
Tourism
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Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD) R-IGO Central America
Caribbean
DRR/Risk Management Energy click >>>
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) R-IGO Caribbean Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Policy Formation and Integration

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Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Regional Development Bank All regions Financial Capacity-Building DRR/Risk Management Gender click >>>
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) R-IGO Caribbean DRR/Risk Management Coastal zones click >>>
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) Network All regions
Advocacy
DRR/Risk Management
Financial
Knowledge Exchange/Information Services
Policy Formation and Integration
Research

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Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) NGO Central America
Caribbean
Capacity-Building
DRR/Risk Management
Financial

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Climate Change and Biodiversity Information in the Tropical Andes R-IGO All regions DRR/Risk Management
Research
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems click >>>
Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) Regional Development Bank All regions
DRR/Risk Management
Gender
Financial
Health Agriculture and Food Security Energy Tourism click >>>
Integrated and Sustainable Management of Transboundary Water Resources in the Amazon River Basin Considering Climate Variability and Change UN Agency South America Technical Backstopping Water resources click >>>
Parlamento Latinoamericano (Parlatino) R-IGO All regions
Gender Agriculture and Food Security
Health
Socioeconomic activities
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Energy
Tourism
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Sustainable Management of the Water Resources of the la Plata Basin with Respect to the Effects of Climate Change Other South America Policy Formation and Integration Agriculture and Food Security
Infrastructure (incl. waste management)
Terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems
Water Resources
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