Methodology of the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative
LAKI Methodology
  1. Scoping the knowledge gaps
    • A scoping paper containing a list of knowledge gaps is prepared based on a literature review, as well as inputs from the subregional coordination entity and members of the multi-stakeholder group (MSG)
  2. Inviting two groups of participants
    • A multi-stakeholder group (MSG) includes experts who have demonstrated expertise in understanding knowledge gaps that hinder adaptation action in the subregion.
    • A support group includes representatives from institutions that could provide various forms of support, including knowledge, finance and other “in kind” support to close the knowledge gaps
  3. Refining and categorizing the knowledge gaps
    • On Day 1 of the workshop, the participants discuss the scoping paper. They refine, add or delete gaps with sharing their respective expertise. The refined gaps are then categorized into four clusters which help to prioritize knowledge gaps and design the most efficient response measures.
  4. Prioritizing the knowledge gaps and designing response actions
    • On Day 2 of the workshop, gaps are prioritized through a quantitative process involving two Delphi rounds – which is the core activity of the LAKI process.
    • On Day 3 of the workshop, the participants discuss possible response actions to the priority knowledge gaps. They define possible deliverables and pointers to the best places organizations for each of the priority gaps.
    • Outcomes of the workshop include: set of priority knowledge gaps; expressions of interest; and list of possible response actions.
  5. Implementing actions and monitoring
    • After the workshop, the participants - who express their interest in undertaking response actions to some of the priority gaps during the workshop - are invited to submit an action pledge under the Nairobi work programme (NWP).
    • UN Environment, the UNFCCC secretariat, and the subregional coordination entity disseminate the results of the workshop and facilitate science-policy-practice dialogues through joint events to ensure that the most pressing adaptation knowledge gaps are widely known and effectively addressed through relevant response actions.