Science-based support for National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes in francophone Least Developed Countries (LDCs) of sub-Saharan Africa
As of: August 2018
Objective and activities
The process of formulating NAPs was initiated in 2010. The goal of NAPs processes is to systematically integrate climate change adaptation measures into development planning. The regional project seeks to increase capacity for science-based and results-oriented implementation of NAP processes across four main fields of activity: 1) Strengthening governments’ coordination capacities for shaping and implementing NAP processes; 2) Consolidating necessary scientific information; 3) Improving access to funding for the priorities identified under the NAP process; and 4) Establishing a regional francophone exchange platform and feeding the project results into the international climate debate. Target groups of the project are the ministries responsible for the NAP processes. Others include ministries as well as meteorological institutes and universities. Traditional knowledge of indigenious people will also be integrated into the NAP processes.
State of implementation/results
- In Benin, the launch workshop was held on 9 und 10 March 2017 in in Grand-Popo.
- In Senegal, the launch workshop was held on 11 and 12 April 2017 in Dakar.
- Three sectors have been identified for the planned vulnerability studies: agriculture, food security and water resources
- A concept for the development of the vulnerability studies is avaiable which includes the formation of three research groups.