Country Support Hub

Expert advice and targeted short-term technical assistance for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process

NAP Global Network members from developing countries can submit Country Support Hub requests for free expert advice and short-term targeted technical support to advance the development and implementation of their NAP processes. For more information on our long-term technical assistance, check out our in-country support programs.

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The Country Support Hub (CSH) offers two kinds of short-term support:

  • Targeted in-country technical support

    Targeted in-country technical support that addresses a specific short-term gap inhibiting momentum in the NAP process or its implementation. Examples include the development of a NAP framework, financing strategy, communication strategy, gender analysis, M&E indicators.

  • Expert advice

    Expert advice from a member of the Network Secretariat or our growing roster of experts from around the world in response to questions about the NAP process and its implementation or access to available information and resources. This advice would be provided from a distance.

Explore Country Support Hub Results

ALBANIA

  • INTEGRATING CLIMATE CHANGE INTO MINISTERIAL MEDIUM-TERM BUDGET PLANS

    Jan 2017 Aug 2017

    Objectives

    To provide technical assistance and support stakeholder involvement in the development of a framework for climate change adaptation integration into each of the pilot ministries (Agriculture, Interior, Environment, and Urban Development).

    Results

    Seven budget programs were elaborated to include climate change adaptation. More info is available on how Albania is integrating climate change adaptation into the medium-term budget here. See a sNAPshot on the country’s approach to integrating adaptation into domestic budgeting. Read this blog post that details the lessons learned throughout Albania’s adaptation process.

  • DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDELINES TO CLIMATE-PROOF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND’S PROJECTS

    Sep 2017 May 2018

    Objectives

    To develop project design guidelines that include adaptation-related criteria and indicators to inform and climate-proof the selection process of future projects.

    Results

    Guidance for the integration of climate change adaptation considerations into the project-screening, selection, and monitoring processes under Albania’s existing Regional Development Fund.

  • DEVELOPMENT OF A FUNDING PROPOSAL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL ADAPTATION PLAN (NAP) IN MUNICIPALITIES

    Mar 2019 Oct 2019

    Objectives

    To create a strategy for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism that mobilizes funds to support municipalities’ identification and implementation of local climate change adaptation measures.

    Results

    A funding concept note that aimed to enable the implementation of Albania’s NAP Action 12, which builds capacity in municipalities for implementing local climate change adaptation measures. Albania’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism now has the following tools: a) screening of the potential funds available for smart and resilient cities; b) selection of the funds that will be targeted; and c) the funding concept note, which can be adapted into proposals for the targeted funds. Read this blog post to see how Albania has strategized the funding for adaptation in cities.

     

BENIN

  • GENDER ANALYSIS

    Oct 2018 Dec 2019

    Objectives

    To identify key steps to integrate gender issues into the NAP process.

    Results

    The publication of Analysis of Gender Issues and the NAP Process in Benin (available only in French), which provides an analysis of the gender implications for the NAP process and identifies key steps to integrate gender considerations into the NAP process as it moves forward.

BOTSWANA

  • TRAINING WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND THE NAP PROCESS

    Sep 2016 Apr 2017

    Objectives

    To develop a virtual roadmap for Botswana’s NAP.

    Results

    A two-day training workshop on climate change adaptation and the NAP process in which a range of audiences participated, such as climate scientists, policymakers, NGOs, students, the media, government officials, and the general public. This support guided stakeholders to develop a virtual road map for Botswana to use to prepare its NAP.

  • DEVELOPMENT OF A NAP FRAMEWORK

    Aug 2019 Jun 2020

    Objectives

    To develop a NAP Framework document that will guide Botswana in developing and implementing the policies, plans, and legislation that will help the country to address its medium- and long-term adaptation needs. 

    Results

    The publication of a NAP Framework for Botswana, which articulates Botswana’s vision of climate change adaptation, adaptation objectives, and guiding principles. See a final blog post with lessons learned from the process.

BRAZIL

  • INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGY FOR   THE ABC PLAN (LOW-CARBON AGRICULTURE)

    Jun 2018 Aug 2019

    Objectives

    To establish a strategy for Brazil’s Ministry of Environment to interpret and communicate all the information collected through the achievements of the ABC Plan (“Plano ABC”).

    Results

    The publication of an ABC Plan analysis report and graphics, which provided an analysis of the implementation of Plano ABC since 2010 and the development of key messages about the results. The report supports awareness-raising among the general public while building the case for Plano ABC’s continued support. 

  • RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ADAPTATION ACTIVITIES IN THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN BRAZIL

    Jan 2020 Sep 2020

    Objectives

    To conduct an analysis of adaptation activities that contributed to the increased resilience of the soybean crop system by evaluating productivity data with weather and climate information, and various technological, political, economic and social aspects over a 50-year period.

    Results

    Farmer working on soybean plantation. Three progress and learning reports on the effectiveness of adaptation policies for soybean production in Brazil. The reports’ findings were used for the improvement of the country’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system of adaptation actions, as well as to enhance the policies set out by Plano ABC, which is an integral part of the adaptation strategy for the agricultural sector elaborated in the NAP.

BURKINA FASO

  • Training on the M&E for the NAP and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Processes

    Apr 2020 Sep 2022

    Objectives

    To strengthen the participants’ knowledge of both the M&E of the NAP process in the context of Burkina Faso, and the NAP process and its links to the NDCs.

    Results

    A training manual and a capacity-building session that strengthened the capacities of key players in the implementation of MEL systems through an overview of the NDC and the NAP process, roles and responsibilities of actors in the operationalization, and existing gaps and next steps.

THE GAMBIA

  • Training of Trainers on Integrating Gender and Climate Change Adaptation in Sub-National Planning

    Oct 2019 Sep 2020

    Objectives

    To strengthen the capacities of government staff, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations on integrating gender and climate change adaptation in planning at sub-national levels and to provide them with the necessary skills and materials for training.

    Results

    The ToT aimed to provide key actors in local planning with the necessary skills to provide training for local stakeholders, including women’s groups and farmer’s groups.A training-of-trainers session on gender and climate change adaptation was held to provide key actors in local planning with the necessary skills to deliver training for local stakeholders and build local capacities on gender, climate change adaptation, and the linkages between the two. This supported the NAP process’ objective to integrate adaptation in development planning across levels, ensuring that these efforts also address gender considerations. Developed a case study to document some of the lessons learned.

GHANA

  • Strategy Document to Guide the Integration of Gender Considerations in the GCF-NAP Readiness Project

    May 2020 Sep 2020

    Objectives

    To develop a strategy that will guide the effective integration of gender considerations throughout the main activities of the GCF-NAP Readiness project.

    Results

    The publication of Integrating Gender Considerations into Ghana’s NAP Process, which provides a gender-responsive approach to the NAP process in Ghana.

GRENADA

JAMAICA

  • Integrating Climate Change into National and Ministerial Budgets

    Jun 2017 Aug 2017

    Objectives

    To enhance the ability of the government to integrate climate change adaptation into national and ministerial budgets, and to increase understanding among budget officers of Jamaica’s NAP process.

    Results

    A two-day finance workshop on integrating climate change adaptation into national and ministerial budgets. This support increased understanding of Jamaica’s NAP process among budget officers; raised awareness of the cross-cutting impacts of climate change adaptation and the implications it has for the budget process; and strengthened communication and coordination among budget and policy officers in ministries.

  • Integrating Gender Considerations in Jamaica’s NAP Process

    Jun 2018 Sep 2018

    Objectives

    To host a workshop in which participants discuss challenges and opportunities related to integrating gender considerations in adaptation planning and action and identify next steps regarding how to integrate this into the NAP process.

    Results

    Gender workshop in Jamaica.A capacity-building workshop that brought together both climate change and gender focal points from Jamaica’s key climate-sensitive ministries, departments, and agencies to discuss how to meaningfully integrate gender considerations into Jamaica’s NAP process. Read this blog post to learn more about the meeting between these specialists.

KAZAKHSTAN

  • Vertical Integration to Develop a Regional Adaptation Plan for the Eastern-Kazakhstan Province

    Dec 2018 May 2019

    Objectives

    To ensure planning and practical implementation of the adaptation measures by different sectors at different governance levels, and to also support best practices and give guidance on vertical integration in order to inform the implementation of adaptation actions at the sub-national level.

    Results

    The publication of Entry Points for Vertical Integration of Climate Action in Kazakhstan (available in English and Russian).

KENYA

  • Review and Update of M&E of Climate Adaptation

    Apr 2018 May 2019

    Objectives

    To review Kenya’s previous MRV+ System and update its adaptation part as part of the revised National Climate Change Action Plan 2018-2023.

    Results

    The consolidation of Review and Update of the Kenya National Adaptation M&E for the National Climate Change Action Plan 2018-2023, a report proposing a light, flexible system for tracking progress in climate adaptation based on existing available data. See this sNAPshot that proposes the next steps to design and implement this adaptation M&E system.

KIRIBATI

  • Presentation of the Kiribati Joint Implementation Plan (KJIP) at the 2018 Mayors General Meeting

    Jun 2018 Aug 2018

    Objectives

    To enable local government leaders to fully understand the KJIP and their roles in its implementation, and to facilitate its discussion.

    Results

    A capacity-building session at the fourth biennial Mayors General Meeting, which gathered mayors of the 23 island councils. This support raised awareness and ownership among mayors of the KJIP and helped develop an understanding of the linkages between the island-strategic plans, the whole-of-island approach, and the Integrated Vulnerability Assessment. The KJIP acts as the country’s NAP, and getting mayors to both understand and support it was critical to its implementation.

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MADAGASCAR

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MALAWI

  • Development of a NAP Framework

    Feb 2019 Mar 2020

    Objectives

    To develop a NAP Framework that will guide the country in developing and implementing the policies, plans, and legislation that will help Malawi to address its medium- and long-term adaptation needs.

    Results

    The publication of Malawi’s NAP Framework, which is a strategic document that clarifies the country’s approach to its NAP process and articulates Nigeria’s vision of climate change adaptation, its adaptation objectives, and guiding principles. Hosted a workshop in Lilongwe that brought together key stakeholders to discuss and validate the NAP Framework. Read a blog post from Climate Change Specialist Donald Reuben Kamdonyo, who supported this work and in which he discusses Malawi’s NAP Framework and milestones to date. 

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MARSHALL ISLANDS

  • NAP Coordinator

    Jan 2020 Jul 2020

    Objectives

    To provide overall support to RMI’s Office of Environmental Planning and Policy Coordination through the funding of a NAP Coordinator heading the team and responsible for the development of the NAP.

    Results

    Strengthened governance, institutional arrangement systems, and capacity for addressing climate and disaster risk and adaptation for climate impacts. Raised awareness throughout RMI on adaptation issues. Monitoring and review mechanisms were also put into place with indicators and milestones consistent with the global framework.

MOROCCO

  • Development of a NAP Roadmap

    Oct 2016 Jan 2017

    Objectives

    To identify key stakeholders whose inputs should be incorporated into the Roadmap, to coordinate and mobilize those stakeholders, and to develop the Roadmap document itself.

    Results

    The publication of a NAP Roadmap for the launch of the NAP Process in Morocco, the refined version of which set out the activities that the government of Morocco pursued over the next two to three years as a part of its NAP process.

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NEPAL

  • Development of a NAP Reflections Document

    Nov 2017 Aug 2018

    Objectives

    To enhance the knowledge capacity of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment and to develop a comprehensive NAP document incorporating and considering all the knowledge products, local plans, and consultations that took place or were produced during the process.

    Results

    The publication of Nepal’s NAP Process: Reflecting on Lessons Learned and the Way Forward, which consolidates and synthesizes the technical expertise and knowledge acquired throughout the NAP process to date. As the country moved toward developing an overarching NAP document, this positioned the government so that the overarching NAP built on past work and avoided duplication of efforts.

  • Discussion Paper on Policy Linkages for the NAP Process

    Mar 2020 Jun 2020

    Objectives

    To develop a discussion paper exploring how different planned and ongoing domestic and international policy processes, such as the NAP, the Sustainable Development Goals, the NDCs, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), can inform each other and be further aligned to advance climate-resilient development in the country.

    Results

    The publication of Policy Alignment to Advance Climate-Resilient Development in Nepal. Hosted a workshop in Kathmandu that brought together key stakeholders to discuss opportunities for policy alignment and validate the discussion paper.

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NIGERIA

  • Development of a NAP Framework

    Aug 2019 Jun 2020

    Objectives

    To develop a NAP Framework that will guide Nigeria in developing and implementing the policies, plans, and legislation that will help the country address its medium- and long-term adaptation needs.

    Results

    The publication of Nigeria’s NAP Framework, which is a strategic document that clarifies the country’s approach to its NAP process and articulates Nigeria’s vision of climate change adaptation, adaptation objectives, and guiding principles. Hosted a workshop in Abuja that brought together key stakeholders to discuss opportunities for policy alignment and validate the discussion paper. Read a blog post from Climate Change Department Director Yerima Tarfa of Nigeria’s Ministry of Environment who supported this work, and in which he shares lessons from the process.

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PERU

  • NDC-NAP LINKAGES WORKSHOP

    Feb 2019 Feb 2019

    Objectives

    To explore how to scale up adaptation by aligning Peru’s NAP process and adaptation with their NDCs.

    Results

    Hosted a workshop to implement a plan that allowed Peru to move forward with the development of its NAP and M&E system, while ensuring that these aligned with the country’s ambitions for its NDCs.

  • LEGAL ANALYSIS OF INDIGENOUS CLIMATE PLATFORM

    Feb 2020 Apr 2020

    Objectives

    To engage stakeholders and Indigenous peoples, and to provide a legal analysis of the Indigenous Climate Platform as part of the regulation of Peru’s Framework Law on Climate Change

    Results

    Peruvian chola during a maating on the Indigenous Climate PlatformThe publication of a report regarding the legal analysis of the Indigenous Climate Platform and its proposed structure.

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THE PHILIPPINES

  • Review and Enhancement of the Philippines’ National M&E Systems for NAP-NDC

    Aug 2019 May 2020

    Objectives

    To conduct a stocktake and analysis of the Philippines’ existing M&E systems, and to define entry points for potential revision and enhancement.

    Results

    A review that provided the government with recommendations for enhancement of their NAP-NDC M&E system. It set the basis for the development of an M&E results-oriented and knowledge-managing system that was built off existing systems.

VIET NAM

  • Developing a NAP Private Sector Engagement Strategy

    Sep 2019 Sep 2020

    Objectives

    To conduct an assessment on climate change impact on the private sector, and to identify the gaps and challenges on mobilizing the private sector into the development and implementation of Viet Nam’s NAP.

    Results

    The publication of Private Sector Engagement in NAP Development and Implementation in Viet Nam (available in English and Vietnamese). Read a blog post from Climate Change Specialist Huy Nguyen, who supported this work and in which he shares lessons from the process.

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ZIMBABWE

  • Development of a NAP Roadmap

    Dec 2018 Feb 2019

    Objectives

    To identify key stakeholders whose inputs should be incorporated into the Roadmap, to coordinate and mobilize those stakeholders, and to develop the Roadmap document itself.

    Results

    The publication of a NAP Roadmap for Zimbabwe, a training manual on how to integrate climate change adaptation into development frameworks with guiding steps on developing district adaptation plans.