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 LEG regional training workshop on NAPs for African Francophone developing countries
Date: 28 September-2 October 2015

Venue: Niamey, Niger

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) is conducting regional training workshops on national adaptation plans (NAPs) as part of its work programme for 2014–2015. The training workshops are designed to support countries to advance in their NAP process beyond the training conducted during previous regional training workshops. The workshops are designed and tailored for each region through the support of an advisory group. The advisory group is composed of representatives and/or experts from the respective countries, United Nations organizations, bilateral agencies, regional centers and networks, and other international organizations that work on adaptation in the least developed countries (LDCs) from the respective regions. This workshop is the sixth in the series.

Objectives of the workshop

  1. To provide technical guidance to countries in addressing the objectives of the process to formulate and implement NAPs;
  2. To provide technical support in selected methodologies and tools relevant  to the process to formulate and implement NAPs based on the UNFCCC technical guidelines;
  3. To enhance understanding of procedures for accessing financial support through existing funding mechanism such as the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility;
  4. To provide a platform for countries to share experiences and lessons learned and to promote good practices in adaptation planning;
  5. To promote collaboration at the regional level and integrated approaches that address local to regional as well as short to medium- and long-term approaches to adaptation action.


Training material
Session I: Setting the stage

1.1 pdf-icon Introduction to the workshop, workflow and expected outcomes (374 kB)
1.2 pdf-icon Introduction and quick guide to the process to formulate and implement NAPs, essential functions (260 kB)
1.3 pdf-icon Framing adaptation in the context of development (145 kB)
1.4 Scoping the process to formulate and implement NAPs

1.4.a pdf-icon Scoping the NAP process (205 kB)

1.4.b pdf-icon Rapid stocktaking (96 kB)

Session II: Considerations regarding gender and vulnerable communities

in the process to formulate and implement NAPs

2.1 The case of indigenous and nomadic pastoralists
2.2 Gender sensitivity
2.3 pdf-icon Stakeholder and actor mapping (103 kB)
Session III: Parallel workstreams 3.0 Introduction to a country case (worked example)
Session IV: Parallel workstreams 4.0 pdf-icon Creating workstreams (196 kB)
4.1 pdf-icon Policy and institutional arrangements (367 kB)
4.2 Development-first systems approach to the assessment
4.3 pdf-icon Climate risk analysis (2445 kB)
4.4 pdf-icon Project management: planning and implementation strategies (135 kB)

Session V: Multi-stakeholder future

visioning and appraisal

5.0 pdf-icon Process check (293 kB)

5.1 Multi-stakeholder future visioning
5.2 Appraisal and ranking of adaptation options
5.3 pdf-icon Implementation strategies for policies, projects, programmes - adaptation pathways (1457 kB)

Session VI: Compiling the NAP and

reporting on progress

6.1 pdf-icon Compiling the NAP
6.2 Report on progress for the whole process
(103 kB)

Session VII: Support for the process

to formulate and implement NAPs

7.1 pdf-icon Overview of support for the process to formulate and implement NAPs (375 kB)
7.2 Development of projects and programmes for funding; Implementation and managing for results

Session VIII: Interactive learning,

evaluation and review

8.1 pdf-icon Consolidation of country roadmaps (364 kB)
8.2 Presentation of country roadmaps, update to the NAP and further work
Session IX: Wrap up and closing 9.1 Workshop evaluation
9.2 Closing


Organization of work and background documents
pdf-icon Draft programme (335 kB)
Relevant information and related events
NAP Technical Guidelines

pdf-icon Information for participants (398 kB)

List of participants