Since its establishment at COP7, the mandate of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) has expanded
with the adoption of new COP decisions on the work of the LEG . Under its current term (2011-2015), the
LEG mandate includes the provision of support to LDCs on the NAPAs, the LDC work programme, strengthening
gender-related considerations and considerations regarding vulnerable communities within LDcs, and
considerations of medium- and long-term adaptation, in particular the national adaptation plan (NAP) process.
As part of its activities for 2012–2013 the LEG will conduct regional training workshops as one of
the means to provide technical guidance and advice to LDC Parties, to introduce new approaches, to share best
practices and lessons learned, and to promote regional and international synergies. These workshops will
build on the experiences from the regional training workshops on implementation of NAPAs that were conducted
by the LEG during 2009–2010.