Support - NAPAs

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG)

The LEG was established in 2001 by the COP (decision 29/CP.7) to provide technical support and advice to LDC Parties for the preparation and implementation of national adaptation plans (NAPAs). The LEG supports the LDCs through, inter alia, guidelines, training, technical papers, publications and database, case studies, engagement with the Global Environment Facility and its agencies, and by reviewing draft NAPAs upon request or answering any questions that NAPA teams may have. The LEG also provides such support to LDC Parties that are revising their NAPAs.  The LEG can be reached by sending an e-mail to

More information on the work of the LEG is available here

The Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and the GEF agencies

The LDCF was established, in accordance with decision 7/CP.7, to support a work programme to assist LDC Parties to carry out, inter alia, the preparation and implementation of NAPAs. Project proposals for the preparation and implementation of NAPAs are submitted to the GEF/LDCF through a GEF agency chosen by the country. In turn, the GEF agency provides technical support to the country on the preparation of the project documents and other aspects of executing the projects.

More information on the LDCF is available here

Other support

In addition, support is available from other organizations and centres, including regional centres and NGOs which have programmes designed to support LDCs.  In recognition of this, the LEG has been increasingly collaborating with relevant organizations and centres to further its work.

More information on other sources of support for the preparation and/or implementation of NAPAs is available here (coming soon).