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LEG regional training workshop on NAPs for Anglophone African LDCs







Date: 27 February to 3 March 2017 

Venue: Lilongwe, Malawi

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.



Special session on Malawi 1: The Malawi Open NAP Case Study

Official opening by the Government of Malawi

Keynote presentation: Climate change and Malawi(535 kB)

Special session on Malawi 2

1. Introduction to the workshop and participants (375 kB)
2. Overview and update on NAPs and the Open NAP Concept (424 kB)
3. The Malawi Open NAP: Discussion of selected priority themes (Current status, visioning and ideas for adaptation actions)
(a) Food security: Production (1480 kB)
(b) Water resources in urban areas
(c) Lake ecosystems: Lake Chilwa
(d) Hydro electricity in Malawi
(e) Climate services: supporting forecasting and disaster response/disaster management (1466 kB)

Special session on Malawi 3

4. A prototype NAP for Malawi
(a) Core elements of the Open NAP
(b) The Shire River Basin Project draft strategic plan: basins as entry points
5. Implementation
(c) Crop production/agro-based development - Greenbelt Initiative
(d) Managing risk of extremes: experience with insurance through the Africa Risk Capacity
6. Medium- and long-term strategy for supporting the process through research and education (386 kB)

Introduction to available funding under the Convention

7. Update on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) (1364 kB)

8. Update on the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) (2099 kB)

Technical sessions on the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

9. Analyzing climate change risks

10. Understanding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
11. Climate change and sustainable development: Prioritizing expected adaptation outcomes

12. Case study on Food Security using a systems approach
Group work 4
13. Managing multiple entry points to assessments
14. Defining collections of systems for assessment

15. Assessing climate risk and vulnerability by system

16. In-depth examples of different entry points
(a) Lake ecosystems in East Africa: A science perspective by University of Nairobi (1777 kB)
(b) Case study of a sectoral approach: Crop production (2431 kB)
and Open foris initiative (1034 kB) by FAO

(c) Case study by an international organization: Water resources management by GWP
(2115 kB) 17. Appraisal, costing and ranking of adaptation options
18. Designing implementation strategies:
Managing national climate financing (Oxford Policy Management) (742 kB)


19. The NAP
20. Reporting under the UNFCCC

Closing the loop

21. Monitoring the process using the PEG M&E Tool(1095 kB)
Group work 7
22. Assessing the sustainable development benefits of adaptation measures

The process

23. The process

(a) Country experience on the process to support adaptation from a developed country: United Kingdom
(b) A sample process to formulate and implement NAPs
(c) Accessing the GCF readiness support for the formulation of the NAP (1087 kB)

Available support: from support programmes

24. Available support: presentations from support programmes

(a) NAP GSP (299 kB)
(b) NAP Ag (495 kB)
(c) GWP
(d) NAP Global Network (959 kB)

Presentation of results of a complete NAP from the workout