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LEG regional training workshop on NAPs for African Francophone developing countries









Date: 25-28 July 2017

Venue: Agadir, Morocco


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 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 1: Opening

1. Official opening by the Government of Morocco
2. Keynote: Climate change adaptation in Morocco

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 -Frame

Interactive: Expectations, meaning of the NAP and the process

Exercise: Designing a full process: Building blocks and workstreams

Session 3: Case Study

6. Madagascar 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
• Biodiversity – Lemurs
• Crop production
• Land Use – Settlements; Livelihoods
• Tourism
(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. Using the GCF template for readiness projects for the formulation of NAPs: elements of a log frame

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. Hands-on clinic: Writing a proposal to the GCF for the formulation of the NAP/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

21. In depth examples of adaptation solutions:

- Climate services in support of adaptation: WMO
- Adaptation practices from the nomadic pastoralists community in the region: Chad

Session 8: Managing multiple sources of climate financing for implementation

22. Managing national climate finance

Session 9: Reporting, monitoring and review

23. Reporting under the UNFCCC (Links to reporting channels under the Convention including National Communications, Adaptation Communications, NDCs)

24. Monitoring the process using the PEG M&E Tool

25. Sharing country experiences

sustainable development benefits of adaptation measures

26. In depth examples of adaptation solutions in the region

- Big Data for better agricultural practices: CCAFS
- Water and Soil Conservation in the Sahel region

Session 10 - Available support

27. Panel discussion from support programmes

• NAP Ag
• NAP Global Network