NAP-GSP Regional Training Workshop for Central America

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Today
Event Dates

08 February to 10 February 2017

The NAP-GSP Regional Training Workshop for Central America was held in Panama from 8-10 February 2017.
Delegates from Central American countries shared their experiences in adaptation planning and discussed their efforts to reduce vulnerability to current and future climate change impacts, during a regional workshop directed to advance their National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The workshop  was convened by the joint UNDP / UN Environment NAP-GSP which is funded by the GEF-SCCF, the Global Water Partnership (GWP), and with support from UN Environment – REGATTA, in collaboration with other partner organizations.
 

Workshop materials (Spanish)

o   Day 1

o   Day 2

o   Day 3

 
The workshop was organized into eight main sessions:
Session 1 – Introduction to the NAP process – Brief background of the NAP process, existing tools and guidelines available to guide and support countries NAP processes. 
Session 2 – Experiences in the NAP Process – Sharing of country experiences regarding the design and implementation of the NAPs, and lessons learned. 
Session 3 – Coherence between adaptation process and sectorial plans and strategies – Sharing of country experiences between the development of adaptation planning and sectorial plans and strategies.
Session 4 – Coherence between adaptation process and local plans and strategies – Sharing of country experiences between the development of adaptation planning and local plans and strategies.
Session 5 – Technical Aspects during the development of NAPs – Strengthening the understanding of participants on technical aspects:
- Cost-Benefit Analysis of adaptation options 
- Monitoring and Evaluation system of the NAP process
Session 6 – Integration of cross-sectorial considerations into the NAP process: gender and indigenous people – Share knowledge and experiences regarding the integration of cross-sectorial considerations into the NAP process.
Session 7 – Existing programs and finance sources available for NAPs – Sharing of knowledge regarding the existing support programmes and finance sources available for the NAP process.  
Session 8 – Community of practice for NAPs – Present the Community of Practice for NAPs and the prioritization of themes.
 
As in previous NAP-GSP workshops, the meeting was highly participatory, with sessions structured following a combination of working groups, panel discussions, and presentations.