NAP-GSP Africa Regional Training Workshop on Adaptation Finance

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Today
Event Dates

25 September to 04 October 2018

NAP-GSP is organising two four-day training workshops on Adaptation Finance for the African region, one for anglophone and one for francophone countries.
 
The training workshops will take place from 25-28 September 2018 and 1-4 October 2018 respectively, in Kigali, Rwanda. 
 
 
ANGLOPHONE MATERIALS
 
Presentations and materials
Day 1
 
Session 2: Climate change adaptation priorities for African countries
 
Session 3: The global climate finance architecture and resource mobilization for adaptation planning and action
COUNTRY EXPERIENCES:
> Climate impacts on biodiversity in Southern Africa and experiences with mobilizing support for climate change adaptation - Doreen Mnyulwa, RAEIN-Africa
> VIDEO: Namibia’s experience with the GCF Simplified Approval Process (SAP)
 
Session 4: Overview of climate change adaptation project types, common components and concepts for preparing bankable climate change adaptation project proposals
 
Session 5: Gender (and other cross-cutting issues) considerations in adaptation project proposal development
 
 

 

Financing is a key to adaptation planning and implementation. The majority of the African countries acknowledge climate change adaptation as a priority in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and have already integrated climate change in their national development strategies. A few African countries are also engaged in a medium- to long-term national adaptation planning (NAPs).
 
However, taking action to adapt and become resilient requires access to support via variety of sources, including the private sector, which is now limited. One of the reasons for that is the lack of endogenous capacity to prepare bankable climate change adaptation project proposals and design innovative financial schemes to support the implementation of NDCs and NAPs. In response to this need, the training has two main objectives: 
 
To strengthen technical capacities of national experts on initiating and reviewing bankable climate change adaptation proposals.
To enhance understanding of adaptation landscape and key requirements for access to various sources of finance.
 
Targeted participants include three governmental experts from each of the 54 African countries, including UNFCCC focal points and representatives of Ministries and governmental agencies identified as key actors in the NAP-process and involved in climate adaptation finance, such as Ministries of Finance, GEF and Adaptation Fund focal points and designated national authorities for the Green Climate Fund.
 
UN Environment and UNDP promote gender balance and women’s empowerment in conservation and sustainable development, including through ensuring that all their projects and policies reflect the different needs of women and men. The NAP-GSP has a target of at least 30% female participation in training workshops.