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Supporting Montenegro to advance their NAP process

NAP-GSP support to Montenegro:

A support mission was undertaken in 2017 that included sensitisation training, consultations and a stock-taking of existing policies, capacities, institutional arrangements, along with identification of gaps to support adaptation planning. 

The UNDP-led NAP-GSP support also included development of a preliminary roadmap for the NAP process. 

Montenegro is currently developing a funding proposal to access the GCF Readiness Support. 

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Supporting Indonesia to advance their NAP process

NAP-GSP support to Indonesia

In response to a request from the Government of Indonesia in 2017, Indonesia received supported from the NAP-GSP with a stock-taking exercise to identify gaps and needs to advance the NAP process as well as key areas for adaptation planning through the enhancement of its National Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation (RAN-API).

The stocktaking looked at areas for enhancing tracking and monitoring, improving the vulnerability assessment process in adaptation, and enhancing the integration of climate change adaptation into national planning and budgeting processes.   Based on this support, Indonesia is developing a funding proposal to access international climate finance. 

[Stocktaking report coming soon] 

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2018

Addressing the Risks of Climate Induced Disasters in Bhutan through Enhanced National and Local Capacity for Effective Actions

The current NAPA II project, Addressing the Risk of Climate-Induced Disasters through Enhanced National and Local Capacity in Bhutan,  will address urgent and immediate climate change adaptation needs and leverage co-financing resources from national government, bilateral and other multilateral sources, and the private sector.  The project is working to “enhance national, local and community capacity to prepare for and respond to climate induced multi-hazards to reduce potential losses of human lives, national economic infrastructure, livelihood and livelihood assets.”

The USD 11.49 million project is funded by Global Environment Facility/Least Developed Countries Fund, and coordinated by the National Environment Commission Secretariat in partnership with UNDP, Bhutan. The project will safeguard essential economic and livelihood infrastructure in hazard-prone communities and key industrial areas from increasing climate hazards such as floods, landslides, windstorms and forest fire through reducing vulnerability at high-risk areas and increasing adaptive capacity of community-level disaster risk management institutions.

Source: UNDP Bhutan Project Identification Form (May 1, 2012), and the Bhutan NAPA II brochure, June 2015.

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POINT (89.3851300344 26.8640612086)
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Rural communities in Bhutan
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Financing Amount: 
USD 11.49 million (as detailed in the Project Brochure, June 2015)

Brochures, Posters, Communications Products

Assessments and Background Documents

Bhutan Second National Communication (2011)

Plans and policies of relevance to NAPs for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

PIFs

UNDP Bhutan Project Identification Form (May 2012)

Project Details: 

The overarching objective of the project is to increase national, local and community capacity to prepare for and respond to climate-induced multi-hazards to reduce potential losses of human lives, national economic infrastructure, livelihoods and livelihood assets. This objective is fully aligned with the development priorities of the RGoB as set out in Bhutan’s tenth 5-year plan, which is in turn underpinned and guided by the long-term development vision of Gross National Happiness (GNH) and Bhutan 2020: A Vision for Peace, Prosperity and Happiness. Under the four pillars of GNH (i.e. sustainable and equitable socio-economic development; environmental conservation; preservation and promotion of culture; and good governance), the 5-year plan places a strong emphasis, among others, on balanced rural-urban development for poverty alleviation, expansion/maintenance of key economic infrastructure including road infrastructure that connects rural and urban centers, and strengthening of the agricultural sector which continues to employ the majority of Bhutanese and be the backbone of the rural economy.

This project will implement priority interventions addressed in Bhutan's National Adaptation Programme of Actions corresponding to the following objectives, in part or full, as outlined in NAPA profile:

  • Disaster management strategy
  • Weather forecasting system to serve farmers and agriculture
  • Landslide management and flood prevention
  • Flood protection of downstream industrial and agricultural area
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Promote community-based forest fire management and prevention

Situated on the southern slope of the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan’s landscape is mountainous and rugged with elevations ranging from 100m in the southern foothills to 7500m towards north. Due to its topography, habitable and arable areas are limited to approximately 8.3% and 2.9%, respectively, of the landmass. Agriculture, which employs 69% of the population and accounts for 78% of monetary income in rural households, and industrial activities are largely practiced in this highly confined space that its topography permits. While Bhutan is in general endowed with abundant water resources from the four major rivers and their tributaries, most of the large rivers are at the bottom of valleys and gorges rendering these rich water resources largely inaccessible for agriculture or domestic use. As a result, irrigation is limited to areas near small perennial streams that exist above main rivers and majority of farmers rely primarily on monsoonal rains, which account for 60-90% of annual precipitation.

Bhutan is one of the most disaster prone countries in the Asia-Pacific region, irrespective of the presence of climate change. The country is exposed to multiple hazards, most prominently flash floods, landslides, windstorms, earthquakes, forest fires, and glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs). In terms of relative exposure to flood risks (as % of population), Bhutan ranks fourth highest in the region. Although the direct human risks of landslides, windstorms, and forest fires are not particularly higher compared to other countries, the socioeconomic repercussions from these events are thought to be high due to the baseline poverty prevalence.

Climate change is likely to magnify the intensity and frequency of these hazards. In fact, according to the International Disaster Database, among the top 10 natural disasters in Bhutan between 1900 to 2012, in terms of the number of casualties and number affected, all of them occurred in the last two decades (except epidemic outbreaks), which makes certain degree of attribution of climate change to the increasing magnitude of such hazards plausible. The most pronounced consequences of climate change in Bhutan are two folds: disruptions in the monsoonal system and increasing/intensifying trends of extreme hydro-meteorological hazards, both of which are obviously closely linked. These disturbances will amplify the socioeconomic challenges for the Bhutanese society, especially in rural areas where the majority of the population is engaged in rain-fed agriculture and rampant poverty makes them least equipped to adapt to creeping changes in climate.

Monsoon rains generally arrive during the summer months (from late June to late September). Downscaled simulations undertaken in Bhutan’s SNC indicate that the mean annual rainfall will increase by 26-30% by 2069 compared to the baseline year of 1980. This increase occurs primarily during the summer monsoon season while the dry winter season rainfall is projected to decline slightly. In addition, accelerated melting of glaciers, which act as a gigantic natural water retention and dispensing mechanism to communities downstream, is disrupting the hydrological regime of the perennial river systems in the region. All in all, climate change will increase the uncertainty of water availability throughout the year, and rural farmers are likely to have to better manage high fluctuation of rainfalls – increasing volume of monsoonal rain so that they can sustain longer dry periods. This poses significant risks to development when built rural infrastructure to alleviate water shortages, such as communal rainwater harvesting, is minimally available. 

Source: UNDP Bhutan Project Identification Form (May 1, 2012)

Expected Key Results and Outputs: 
  • Outcome 1: Risks from climate-induced floods and landslides reduced in the economic and industrial hub of Bhutan
    • Output 1.1: Protection of Pasakha Industrial area from flooding events through riverbank protection, river training and development of flood buffer zones
    • Output 1.2: Slope stabilization to reduce climate-induced landslides in the Phuntsholing Township
    • Output 1.3: Integrated risk hazard assessment and mapping completed in 4 critical landslide and flashflood prone areas with data collection standards compatible with the national database
  • Outcome 2: Community resilience to climate-induced risks (drought, flood, landslides, windstorms, forest fires) strengthened in at least four Dzongkhags
    • Output 2.1: Climate-resilient water harvesting, storage and distribution systems designed, built and rehabilitated in at least four Dzongkhags, based on observed and projected changes in rainfall patterns and intensity
    • Output 2.2: Community-level water resource inventory completed and maintained by Dzongkhag administration to increase the adaptive capacity of communities in the face of increasing water scarcity
    • Output 2.3: Disaster Management Institutions at various levels established and trained in four Dzongkhags to prepare for, and respond to, more frequent and intense floods, storms and wildfire events
  • Outcome 3: Relevant information about climate-related risks and threats shared across community-based organizations and planners in climate-sensitive policy sectors on a timely and reliable basis
    • Output 3.1: Enhanced quality, availability and transfer of real-time climate data in all Dzongkhags which experience increasing frequency of extreme hydo-meterological events
    • Output 3.2: Increased effectiveness of National Weather and Flood Forecasting and Warning Center through improved capacity to analyze, manage and disseminate climate information in a timely manner

Source: UNDP Bhutan Project Identification Form (May 1, 2012)

Monitoring & Evaluation: 

Project Start:

  • Project Inception Workshop: will be held within the first 2 months of project start with those with assigned roles in the project organization structure, UNDP country office and where appropriate/feasible regional technical policy and programme advisors as well as other stakeholders.  The Inception Workshop is crucial to building ownership for the project results and to plan the first year annual work plan. 

Daily:

  • Day to day monitoring of implementation progress: will be the responsibility of the Project Manager, based on the project's Annual Work Plan and its indicators, with overall guidance from the Project Director. The Project Team will inform the UNDP-CO of any delays or difficulties faced during implementation so that the appropriate support or corrective measures can be adopted in a timely and remedial fashion.

Quarterly:

  • Project Progress Reports (PPR): quarterly reports will be assembled based on the information recorded and monitored in the UNDP Enhanced Results Based Management Platform. Risk analysis will be logged and regularly updated in ATLAS.

Annually:

  • Annual Project Review/Project Implementation Reports (APR/PIR): This key report is prepared to monitor progress made since project start and in particular for the previous reporting period (30 June to 1 July).  The APR/PIR combines both UNDP and GEF reporting requirements.  

Periodic Monitoring through Site Visits:

  • UNDP CO and the UNDP RCU will conduct visits to project sites based on the agreed schedule in the project's Inception Report/Annual Work Plan to assess first hand project progress.  Other members of the Project Board may also join these visits.  A Field Visit Report/BTOR will be prepared by the CO and UNDP RCU and will be circulated no less than one month after the visit to the project team and Project Board members.

Mid-Term of Project Cycle:

  • Mid-Term Evaluation: will determine progress being made toward the achievement of outcomes and will identify course correction if needed.  It will focus on the effectiveness, efficiency and timeliness of project implementation; will highlight issues requiring decisions and actions; and will present initial lessons learned about project design, implementation and management.  Findings of this review will be incorporated as recommendations for enhanced implementation during the final half of the project’s term.  

End of Project:

  • Final Evaluation: will take place three months prior to the final Project Board meeting and will be undertaken in accordance with UNDP and GEF guidance.  The final evaluation will focus on the delivery of the project’s results as initially planned (and as corrected after the mid-term evaluation, if any such correction took place).  The final evaluation will look at impact and sustainability of results, including the contribution to capacity development and the achievement of global environmental benefits/goals.  The Terminal Evaluation should also provide recommendations for follow-up activities.
  • Project Terminal Report: This comprehensive report will summarize the results achieved (objectives, outcomes, outputs), lessons learned, problems met and areas where results may not have been achieved.  It will also lie out recommendations for any further steps that may need to be taken to ensure sustainability and replicability of the project’s results.

Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Results from the project will be disseminated within and beyond the project intervention zone through existing information sharing networks and forums. 
  • The project will identify and participate, as relevant and appropriate, in scientific, policy-based and/or any other networks, which may be of benefit to project implementation though lessons learned. The project will identify, analyze, and share lessons learned that might be beneficial in the design and implementation of similar future projects.
  • Finally, there will be a two-way flow of information between this project and other projects of a similar focus. 

 

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UNDP
Ugyen Dorji
Project Support Officer
UNDP
Yusuke Taishi
Regional Technical Advisor
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ldcf
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South Sudan National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)

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POINT (31.5527343594 5.46872688396)
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Monitoring & Evaluation: 

A detailed schedule of project review meetings will be developed by the project management, in consultation with project implementation partners and stakeholder representatives and incorporated in the Project Inception Report. Such a schedule will include: (i) tentative time frames for Project Board Meetings, (or relevant advisory and/or coordination mechanisms) and (ii) project related Monitoring and Evaluation activities.

 

 

Contacts: 
UNDP
Tom Twining-Ward
Senior Technical Advisor
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Strengthening National and Decentralized Management for Global Environmental Benefits in Togo

The project titled “Strengthening National and Decentralized Management for Global Environmental Benefits in Togo” aims to strengthen capacities at the systemic, organizational, and individual levels of the government. These in turn will reinforce Togo's efforts to mainstream environmental priorities into sectoral policies and apply sound environmental management practices.  The expected outcome of the project is that Togo will be able to catalyze effective and efficient implementation of international environmental conventions.

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Coordinates: 
POINT (1.14257811795 7.54765560789)
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Ministry for the Environment and Forest Resources (MERF), Government of Togo
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Financing Amount: 
$847,000 (As of 31 January 2012, detailed in PIF)

PIFs

Togo – GEF Trust Project Identification Form (31 January 2012)

Co-Financing Total: 
$1,165,000 (As of 31 January 2012, detailed in PIF)
Project Details: 

(More information to come)

Expected Key Results and Outputs: 

The project has two main components with the following associated outcomes –

  1. Strengthen the national institutional framework for environmental management through creation of tools for the National Commission for Sustainable Development (CNDD) to effectively coordinate the implementation of global environment convention articles (Outcome 1.1); collection of data, knowledge, tools and human resources for the National Agency for Environmental Management (ANGE) to effectively implement the global environment Convention articles lying within its mandate (Outcome 1.2); capacity building of the National Environmental Fund (FNE) to mobilize and allocate resources (Outcome 1.3) and; capacity building of the National Committees for the global conventions to effectively oversee the achievement of the Convention’s obligations, and to ensure coordination and synergies (Outcome 1.4).
  2. Decentralization of planning and management to implement the global environment conventions including formulation of a modified decentralization methodology, revised databases, guidelines, monitoring system and local plans among others. This will first be piloted and then replicated across the country to support adaptation and conservation activities.
Monitoring & Evaluation: 

(More information to come)

Contacts: 
UNDP
Tom Twining Ward
Regional Technical Advisor
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Programme Meetings and Workshops: 

(More information to come)

Mainstreaming global environmental concerns in the post-conflict rapid development of Sri Lanka

Having recently successfully achieved an end to armed conflict in the country, Sri Lanka is in the process of adopting a peaceful and rapid planned development process. Considering the rich biodiversity of the country, the Sri Lankan government recognizes that it is equally necessary to protect natural resources, to safeguard the environment, and to be prudent in the use of the natural assets. However it has been identified that to do so would require additional capacity at systemic, institutional and individual levels for managing and disseminating information.

In an effort to respond to this challenge, this UNDP-supported, GEF Trust fund project, Mainstreaming global environmental concerns in the post-conflict rapid development of Sri Lanka, is to be implemented through two components – the strengthening of environmental data and information systems including global reporting and mainstreaming environment into awareness, planning, decision-making and socio-economic development.
 

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Coordinates: 
POINT (80.5078124754 6.28253854793)
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Ministry of Environment, Government of Sri Lanka
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Financing Amount: 
$880,000 (As of 7 November 2012 detailed in PIF)

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Co-Financing Total: 
$1,675,000 (As of 7 November 2012 detailed in PIF)
Project Details: 

(More information to come)

Expected Key Results and Outputs: 

The project has two components with the following associated outcomes –

Data and information management through the development of a data collection system that covers needs of Rio Convention and Rio+20 outcomes (Outcome 1.1); An accessible and user-friendly national data clearing house, with links to sub-national and sector agencies (Outcome 1.2); Identification of stakeholders with the  capacity to access, use and intepret the information (Outcome 1.3) and;Identification of a set of indicators for environment monitoring and natural resources management supporting both global and national needs (Output 1.4).

Planning and decision-making through ncreased capacity in planning departments to integrate global environment and local environment into integrated planning and monitoring (Outcome 2.1); High level awareness of global environmental values and environmental sustainability and resilience issues (Outcome 2.2) and; Operationalization of the National (Haritha Lanka) Green Strategy and Action Plan that also address global environmental concerns (Outcome 2.3).

Monitoring & Evaluation: 

(More information to come)

Contacts: 
UNDP
Tom Twining Ward
Regional Technical Advisor
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Programme Meetings and Workshops: 

(More information to come)

Capacity Development for Implementing Rio Conventions in Samoa

Samoa ratified the three major Multilateral Environment Agreements (Conventions) in the early 1990s (UNCBD in1994, UNFCCC in 1994 & UNCCD in 1998). Since then, Samoa has been committed to both environmental management and implementing global Conventions. However Samoa struggles to fulfill its obligations as a result of a number of challenges such as sector coordination, fragmentation of data management systems, consistent regulatory framework, land synergies between our development objectives and environmental processes.

In direct response to these issues this UNDP-supported, GEF-Trust Fund financed project, Capacity Development for Implementing Rio Conventions in Samoa, aims to build support onto and into existing and planned initiatives, thereby achieving global environmental benefits at optimum cost.

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Coordinates: 
POINT (-171.760253928 -13.8540805416)
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Government of Samoa
Funding Source: 
Financing Amount: 
$550,000 (as of 11 December 2012 detailed in PIF)

PIFs

Co-Financing Total: 
$500,000 (as of 11 December 2012 detailed in PIF)
Project Details: 

(More information to come)

Expected Key Results and Outputs: 

 

The project has the three main objectives with the following associated outcomes –

  1. Tools and mechanisms for implementing Rio Conventions are developed. This includes capacity strengthening of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment  (Corporate services /GEF) to cover all Rio Conventions (Output 1.1) and; Strengthening of existing policies and legal frameworks for the effective implementation of convention obligations (Output 1.2).
  2. Tools and mechansims for public awareness raising and information management are developed through the use of existing strategies by government to fulfill Rio conventions obligations (Output 2.1); Upgrading of existing Resource Information Center and centralized, on-line, coordinated data and information facility to share and disseminate information on the 3 Rio Conventions (Output 2.2); Setting-up of an online system to catalogue, share and disseminate information (Output 2.3) and; Generating public awareness that facilitates the participation of local populations in national efforts to implement Rio Conventions (Output 2.4).
  3. Mainstreaming Rio Conventions into development sectors including integration of the Rio Conventions into the Samoa Development Strategy  2012 - 2016 (Output 3.1); Updating the State of the Environment Plan to continue contributing to associated sector plans, such as tourism, agriculture, health, education (Output 3.2) and; Continuation of timely reports of Samoa’s obligations to to the Rio Conventions (Output 3.3).
Monitoring & Evaluation: 

(More information to come)

Contacts: 
UNDP
Tom Twining Ward
Regional Technical Advisor
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Programme Meetings and Workshops: 

(More information to come)

Capacity Development for Improved National and International Environmental Management in Seychelles

The Environment Management Plan of Seychelles (EMPS) is the principal institutional mechanism for addressing national and international environmental concerns. Currently, there is a lack of a comprehensive framework for linking these concerns with other national development priorities. Further, as a result of deficiencies in the current institutional and policy framework, there are unnecessary divisions between sectors, ministries and organizations/NGOs involved in conservation.

This UNDP-supported, GEF Trust funded project therefore, is designed to address key institutional barriers and related capacity limitations that constrain the effectiveness of the current EMPS operations. It will also help integrate local and global environmental management and enhance the capacity to implement global environmental management objectives within national programmes.

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Coordinates: 
POINT (55.4809570005 -4.62570406121)
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Department of Environment, which is responsible for the implementation of the EMPS in Seychelles
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Financing Amount: 
$400,000 (as detailed in the Project Document)

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Seychelles – GEF Trust Project Document

Co-Financing Total: 
$260,000 (as detailed in the Project Document)
Project Details: 

(More information to come)

Expected Key Results and Outputs: 

 

The project has three major outcomes with the following associated outputs –

  1. Awareness and capacity are developed for mainstreaming global environment conventions into national programmes. This will include a review, extension and incorporation of the international commitments in the EMPS (Outcome 1.1); Establishment of a new EMPS Secretariat (Output 1.2); Identification and appointment of National Centres of Expertise for EMPS implementation (Output 1.3) and; Training of key technical and management staff from lead stakeholder groups on the global environmental conventions and mainstreaming opportunities (Outcome 1.4)
  2. Environmental information and reporting is strengthened through the development of a central environmental database on key indicators related to global conventions (Outcome 2.1) and a “State of the Environment” reporting framework (Outcome 2.2)
  3. Capacity for local implementation of global environmental conventions is developed, applied and disseminated. This will be achieved through the development of an institutional framework (legal and organizational basis) for mainstreaming global objectives into local land and water management in residential and rural contexts (Outcome 3.1); Development of a training programme for promoting integrated implementation of climate change, biodiversity and land management objectives in land and water management at the local level (Outcome 3.2); Training of government staff, NGOs and local stakeholders on integrated approaches to Rio Conventions implementation at the local level (Outcome 3.3); Design of demonstration sub-projects to promote integrated environmental management at the local level (Outcome 3.4) and; Monitoring, reporting and dissemination of experiences that support Rio Conventions implementation (Outcome 3.5)
Monitoring & Evaluation: 

 

Project monitoring and evaluation will be conducted in accordance with established UNDP and GEF procedures.

The Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) will be responsible for day-to-day monitoring activities including submission of (i) Inception Report; (ii) Annual Project Report; (iii) Project Implementation Review; (iv) Quarterly Progress Reports; and (v) Project Terminal Report.

Annual Monitoring will occur through the Tripartite Project Review (TPR). The TPR will be composed of representatives of GOS, UNDP and the Project. Additionally, the project will be subjected to at least one independent external evaluation.

Contacts: 
UNDP
Tom Twining Ward
Regional Technical Advisor
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Project Status: 
Programme Meetings and Workshops: 

(More information to come)

Capacity-Building for Mainstreaming MEA Objectives into Inter-Ministerial Structures in Costa Rica

The main barriers towards an effective implementation in Costa Rica are twofold: poor policy coordination and inadequate mechanisms to learn and apply best practices. This UNDP-supported project therefore seeks to maximize synergies among the policies, rules and decision-making procedures governing the management of biodiversity, climate change and land degradation, among other environmental issues in Costa Rica.

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Coordinates: 
POINT (-84.1113281572 9.9093327093)
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PIFs

Costa Rica – GEF Trust Project Identification Form

Financing Amount: 
$ 980,000
Co-Financing Total: 
$ 1,650,000
Contacts: 
UNDP
Tom Twining Ward
Regional Technical Advisor
Location: 
Project Status: 
Programme Meetings and Workshops: 

The project will maximize synergy in the decision-making process governing the management of biodiversity, climate change and land degradation through the creation of the following –

  1. Integrated inter-ministerial decision-making process for the global environment through targeted reforms for meeting global environmental objectives (Outcome 1.1); Implementation of governance reforms (Outcome 1.2); Creation of an approved strategy for environmental policy reforms under implementation (Outcome 1.3) and; Strengthening of an inter-ministerial committee to coordinate environmental policies (Outcome1.4).
  2. Integrating cross-cutting Rio Convention provisions into environmental legislation and regulation by conducting cross-sectoral discussion of targeted environmental legislation  and regulation (Outcome 2.1); Review of areas of mutual exclusivity between sectoral and environmental legislation and regulation (Outcome 2.2); Preparation of key amendments to legislation and regulation  to be consistent with Rio Conventions (Outcome 2.3) and; Creation of an approved strategy for  implementing the legislative and regulatory  reforms (Outcome 2.4).
  3. Management capacities to integrate global environmental priorities into national environmental and development strategies, plans, and programmes. This will be achieved by designing training programmes (Outcome 3.1); Conducting information campaigns targeted to technical staff  and decision-makers (Outcome 3.2); Operationalizing an on-going inter-agency collaboration to catalyze and institutionalize technical capacities (Outcome 3.3) and; Strengthening the management capacity of National Focal Points regarding the mainstreaming of MEA objectives (Outcome 3.4).

 

Supporting LDCs to advance National Adaptation Plans

The NAP-GSP  is assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The Global Support Programme on NAPs has been set up to assist countries to bring greater focus and attention to medium and long-term climate change adaptation planning as well as budgeting

 

NAP GSP

 

 

 

 

 

The National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) is a UNDP-UNEP programme, financed by the LDCF. 

Partner agencies to the NAP-GSP include UNDP, UNEP, WHO, FAO, IFAD, UNITAR, GEF, UNFCCC, GWP, GIZ , PROVIA, and UNISDR. 

The NAP-GSP was launched on 14 June 2013 with financing from the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF). 

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NAP-GSP: Moldova workshop

From the 28th to 30th of June, 2016, at the Radisson Blu Legrand Hotel in Chisinau, Moldova, Eurasian representatives from 16 countries met for a  joint UNDP-UN environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAPGSP) workshop to discuss and collaborate on existing national climate change adaptation strategies. A total of 30 delegates attended the regional workshop including officials from ministries of finance, planning and environment.

Filmed interview on the Ugandan NAP process

Ms. Edith Kateme-Kasajja, National Planning Authority, Uganda, in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Uganda.
 

Filmed interview on the NAP process in Nepal

Interview with Mr. Lava Bahadur KC, Under Secretary, Climate Change Management Division, Ministry of Science and Technology and Environment, Secretariat Complex, Kathmandu, Nepal, about the NAP process. He discusses NAP opportunities, entry points, gaps and challenges in Nepal.

Filmed interview on the Mozambique NAP process

Mr. Luis Buchir, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Mozambique, in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Mozambique.

Filmed interview on the Malawi NAP process

Mr. Frederick Kossam, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management, Malawi, in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Malawi.

Filmed interview on the Liberia NAP process

Mr. Anthony Digen Kpadeh, Assistant Director / Liberian Hydrological Service, Ministry of Lands Mines and Energy, Liberia Hydrological Service, in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Liberia.

Filmed interview on the Gambian NAP process

Mr. Pa Ousman JarJu, Director and UNFCCC Focal Point, Department of Water Resoruces (DWR), Gambia in an interview with the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan - NAP - process in Gambia.

Filmed interview on the Bangladesh NAP process

An interview with Mr. Ahsanul Aziz, Ministry of Environment and Forests Government of Bangladesh, by the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in Bangladesh.

This video interview was recorded at the Asia Regional Training Workshop -Supporting LDCs to advance their National Adaptation Plan process - 17-20 February 2014, Pattaya, Thailand

Filmed interview on the Cambodia NAP experience

An interview with Mr Tin Ponlock, Government of Cambodia, by the UNDP/UNEP National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme - NAP-GSP - about the climate change National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process in Cambodia.

New NAP-GSP Film on supporting LDCs to advance NAPs

The National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) is a UNDP-UNEP programme, financed by the LDCF.

The NAP-GSP  is assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). NAPs will bring greater focus and coordination to country-led efforts in disaster management and disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation.

This short film was developed by the NAP-GSP team and programme partner UNITAR.

Financing Amount: 
2,000,000

Project Brief / Fact Sheet

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Haiti

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Benin

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Liberia

National Adaptation Plans in focus: Lessons from Bangladesh

Reports and Publications of relevance to Country Teams

Brochures, Posters, Communications Products

NAP-GSP email newsletter December 2017

NAP-GSP email newsletter May / June 2017

NAP-GSP email newsletter November / December 2016

NAP-GSP email newsletter April/May 2016

NAP-GSP email newsletter November/December 2015

NAP-GSP email newsletter May/June 2015

NAP-GSP email newsletter December 2014

NAP-GSP email newsletter August 2014

NAP-GSP email newsletter May/June 2014

NAP-GSP email newsletter April 2014 - French version

NAP-GSP email newsletter April 2014

NAP-GSP email newsletter March 2014

NAP-GSP email newsletter February 2014

NAP-GSP email newsletter January 2014

NAP-GSP email newsletter November 2013

About the NAP-GSP

NAP-GSP December 2014 e-news

PAG-PNA e-bulletin - Juillet / Août 2014

NAP-GSP July-August 2014 e-news

Infographic on NAPs, gender and adaptation

Infographic on the NAP process in Niger

Infographic on the NAP process in Cambodia

Infographic on the NAP process in Malawi

NAP-GSP e-news February 2014

NAP-GSP e-news January 2014

NAP-GSP LDCs Interactive Map

NAP-GSP e-news November 2013

NAP-GSP e-news October 2013

Bangladesh leads the way in the NAP process

Assessments and Background Documents

NAP-GSP Synthesis Report

Training & Tools

Skills assessment for National Adaptation Planning

NAP Country-Level Training Factsheet

Plans nationaux d'adaptation

National Adaptation Plans - Technical Guidelines for NAP Process

Board Meeting Reports

NAP-GSP - COP19 Informal Coordination Meeting Minutes

NAP-GSP Board Meeting minutes

Plans and policies of relevance to NAPs for Least Developed Countries (LDCs)

Tuvalu Climate Change Policy - 2012

Lesothos’s National Strategic Development Plan – May 2012

Ethiopia’s Climate-Resilient Green Economy Strategy – 2012

Burundi’s Vision Burundi 2025 – June 2011

Plans and policies of relevance to NAPs for Non-Least Developed Countries (non-LDCs)

Turkmenistan's National Climate Change Strategy – June 2012

Kenya’s National Climate Change Response Strategy – April 2010

Namibia's National Policy on Climate Change – September 2010

Kenya’s National Climate Change Action Plan – 2012

Indonesia Climate Change Sectoral Roadmap – December 2009

Fiji's National Climate Change Policy - 2012

China's National Climate Change Programme - June 2007

Cameroon National Plan for Environmental Management (French)

Project Details: 

The Global Support Programme on NAPs has been set up to assist countries to bring greater focus and attention to medium and long-term climate change adaptation planning as well as budgeting.

Monitoring & Evaluation: 

Project monitoring and evaluation will be conducted in accordance with established UNDP, UNEP and GEF procedures and will be undertaken by the project team under the oversight of the UNDP-GEF units based in Bangkok and the UNEP Division for Programme Implementation (DEPI) in Nairobi respectively.

The goal of this programme is to support LDCs to commence a process of integrating medium- to long-term planning for adaptation to climate change within, or aligned with, current development planning and budgeting processes. This will ensure that a successful NAP is not a stand-alone document, but will lead to the integration of adaptation into the existing mainstream development and poverty reduction plans and budgets of a particular country. The programme will strengthen institutional and technical capacities in all LDCs for iterative development of comprehensive NAPs that are country-driven, and based on existing national development priorities and strategies and processes. The programme goal and objective will be achieved by: i) developing operational roadmaps and implementing training to advance medium- to long-term adaptation planning processes in the context of LDC national development strategies; ii) making tools and approaches available to LDCs to support key steps in the NAP process; and iii) exchanging lessons learned and knowledge through South-South and North-South Cooperation.

 

Outcome

Output

Outcome 1 Least Developed Countries are capacitated to advance medium- to long-term adaptation planning processes in the context of their national development strategies and budgets

Output 1.1 Stock-take of information and processes that are of relevance to the NAP process in the country and identification of key gaps to integrate climate change into medium- to long-term planning processes. This will include ensuring that key stakeholders are engaged in taking stock of on-going initiatives of relevance to NAPs, defining the scope of key requirements and expectations, and assessing the gaps and needs – in terms of information, skills and institutional capacity – for advancing medium- to long-term planning and budgeting processes for adaptation in the context of country specific planning processes and guidance emerging from the COP.

Output 1.2 National and sub-national institutional and coordination arrangements established in 12 LDCs, including financial and other requirements for advancing to medium- to long-term adaptation planning and budgeting.

Output 1.3 National roadmaps on the NAP process are formulated, including elements for monitoring the progress of their implementation. The roadmaps will be country-specific, outlining country-specific gaps that need to be filled, budget support required (including an inventory of national or international expertise and other inputs), and timelines for deliverables related to the advancement of NAPs, including reporting on progress to the LEG, AC, UNFCCC subsidiary bodies, etc. The roadmaps will contain information that can be submitted to the LDCF and/or other funding sources with the aim of obtaining the additional finance necessary to support and advance the NAP process in the country

Outcome 2 Tools and approaches to support key steps of the National Adaptation Plan process are developed and accessible to all LDCs

Output 2.1 Technical guidance tools and detailed methodologies by sector, policy materials, guiding principles, case studies on lessons and good practices made accessible in local languages and usable formats to all LDCs, developed in partnership with relevant stakeholders. Effort will be made use existing sectoral guidance and support, as is being developed by other organisations, rather than create new ones. For example, for health, WHO is currently developing guidance that covers vulnerability and assessments, economic tools, gender, early warning systems, indicators for health system resilience and health sector-related NAP guidance.

Output 2.2 National teams in 12 LDCs are trained in the use of the tools and approaches to advance to medium- to long-term adaptation planning and budgeting.

Output 2.3 Web-based training materials prepared for use by countries as they commence their respective NAP processes.

Outcome 3. Exchange of lessons and knowledge through South-South and North-South Cooperation to enhance capacities to formulate and advance the National Adaptation Plan process

Output 3.1 South-South and North-South transfer of technical and process-orientated information on experiences, good practice, lessons and examples of relevance to medium- to long-term national, sectoral and local plans and planning and budgeting processes are captured, synthesised and made available to all LDCs to utilise in advancing the NAP process.

 

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Programme Meetings and Workshops: 

NATIONAL NAP MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

> For updates on meetings and workshops please visit the NAP-GSP website

NAP-GSP REGIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS

 

LEG Regional Training Workshop on NAPs for Pacific LDCs in collaboration with NAP-GSP
The LEG Regional Training Workshop on NAPs for Pacific LDCs in collaboration with NAP-GSP is taking place in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 3-7 November 2014. Representatives are present from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. > MORE - LEG / NAP-GSP Pacific NAPs Regionl Training Workshop

Supporting LDCs to advance their National Adaptation Plans - Asia Regional Training Workshop
The Asia Regional Training Workshop was held on 17-20 February 2014 in Pattaya, Thailand.  Representatives from Environment, Planning and Finance Ministries from nine Asian LDCs participated in this workshop, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, and Yemen. > MORE - Asia Regional Training Workshop

Supporting LDCs to advance their National Adaptation Plans - Africa Regional Training Workshop (Anglophone)
The Regional Training Workshop for African Anglophone LDCs was held from 14-17 April 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Representatives from Environment, Planning and Finance Ministries from African LDCs participated in this workshop. > MORE - NAP Regional Training Workshop for African Anglophone LDCs

Supporting LDCs to advance their National Adaptation Plans - Africa Regional Training Workshop (Francophone) Atelier régional de formation en Afrique
The Regional Training Workshop for African Francophone LDCs was held from 21-24 April 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Representatives from Environment, Planning and Finance Ministries from African LDCs participated in this workshop. > MORE - NAP Regional Training Workshop for African Francophone LDCs


MEETINGS AND EVENTS

NAPs at COP19

> Decisions
Key decisions were made on NAPs at COP19 in Warsaw in November 2013, endorcing the NAP-GSP and inviting further participation in the NAP process.

> Side-events: 
NAPs featured in many side-events at COP19. See links and reports, film and photos from the events.

> NAP-GSP meetings: 
NAP-GSP team held 
meetings to advance the NAPs process with at least 10 LDC delegations, and several non-LDC participants.

News and Updates: 

NAP-GSP News

The National Adaptation Plan - Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) was launched on 14 June 2013 with financing from the Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF) of the Global environment Facility (The GEF).
 
(1)  Institutional support to develop NAP road-maps
(2)  Training on relevant, tools, methods and guidelines to support effective climate change adaptation planning
(3)  Knowledge sharing to enhance international and regional cooperation
 
The programme is jointly implemented by UNDP and UNEP in collaboration with development partners. NAP-GSP does not provide grants to requesting countries. Support from the programme can however assist countries to leverage finance from a variety of existing sources. 
 
Countries interested in technical assistance from the NAP-GSP should send Official letters of  request through  their national UNFCCC focal points to UNDP and UNEP addressed to Rohini Kohli (rohini.kohli@undp.org) and Mozaharul Alam (Mozaharul.Alam@unep.org).  The programme will accept requests on a rolling basis.

> For updates and news please visit the NAP-GSP website

> News archive

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About (Summary): 
The NAP-GSP is assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The Global Support Programme on NAPs has been set up to assist countries to bring greater focus and attention to medium and long-term climate change adaptation planning as well as budgeting.