National Adaptation Plan Global Network

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network aims to enhance national adaptation planning and action in developing countries by:

  • Facilitating sustained peer learning and exchange on challenges and opportunities associated with national adaptation planning and implementation.
  • Supporting national level action on NAP development and implementation, including through a Country Support Hub that offers targeted technical assistance and expert advice.
  • Improving effectiveness of bilateral support for adaptation and climate-sensitive sectors, with developing countries at the table to ensure that this support aligns with the priorities they set out in their NAP process.

To achieve these goals, the Network brings together individuals and institutions including developing country decision makers, representatives of bilateral development partners, as well as experts and civil society actors who can support NAP processes.

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Participation in the Network provides opportunities to exchange experiences and coordinate efforts through Network activities, access to the Country Support Hub, as well as access to Network products and services such as publications, advice, and news.

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Why was the NAP Global Network created?

The NAP process aims to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience of developing countries to the impacts of climate change, and to encourage climate change adaptation to be integrated into relevant new and existing policies.

Adaptation policy-makers and practitioners from 11 developing and developed countries initiated the NAP Global Network in December 2014 based on the recognition that the NAP process will require sustained dialogue and coordination to leverage and learn from each other’s approaches, experiences, and programs.

Initial financial support for the Network has been provided by Germany and the United States. The Network’s secretariat is hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).

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National Adaptation Planning

Designing robust, flexible adaptation strategies for national adaptation plans.

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Gender analysis to inform NAP processes

Conducting Gender Analysis to Inform National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

This briefing note describes the rationale and approach that NAP Global Network has taken in supporting NAP-focused gender analyses in six African countries. 

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Assessment being conducted in Tuvalu.

How Integrated Vulnerability Assessments Support NAP Processes in the Pacific Region

This briefing note highlights the significance of the IVA Framework to the NAP processes underway in three Pacific island states: Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands.

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NDC-NAP alignment

Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development | Overview Brief 3

This brief explores country perspectives on alignment of national-level policy processes under the Paris Agreement as a basis for broader alignment toward climate-resilient development.

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Community consultation in Isiolo to identify priorities. Photo credit: The Adaptation Consortium

Kenya’s County Climate Change Funds

Developing countries require significant financing to support the development and implementation of their NAP processes. This financing is expected to come from a mix of sources.

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Engaging the Private Sector in National Adaptation Planning Processes

This study aims to offer guidance to governments and their partners on how to engage the private sector in the NAP process.

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Kampala, Uganda

Integrating Climate Adaptation in Water Catchment Planning in Uganda

This briefing note provides an overview of the results of a climate risk assessment of water resources in the Ruhezamyenda catchment in Uganda.

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