NAP Regional Training Workshop - Asia - Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into water resources

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Event Dates

13 September to 16 September

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Regional Training Workshop for Asia on “Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Water Resources” will take place 13-16 September 2017 in Seoul, Korea, back to back with the NAP Expo - Asia. 
 
The training is targeted to governments in the Asian region. Participants attending this workshop are representatives from the Ministries of Environment, Ministries of Water and Ministries of Planning of Asian developing countries (LDCs and non-LDCs), as well as key resource people from partner organizations.
 
The workshop is being co-organized by the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), a joint United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) led initiative, financed by the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) and the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), and the Korean Environment Institute (KEI)-Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC). The workshop will be facilitated by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
 
The training is a direct response to the request made by NAP-GSP supported countries, to address specific needs through the topics that they have considered most relevant to support their NAPs – in this case, how to mainstream climate change adaptation into water resources.

 

Objectives of the Training

The objectives of this training are to increase the capacity of policy makers and technical people for effective decision-making by tackling climate change adaptation for water resources. As a key natural resource, water is a multi-sectorial issue and provides an entry-point for mainstreaming climate risks through the NAP process. This includes a focus on extreme events and other slow onset aspects related to water (such as droughts, floods, sea level rise, salinity, etc.).
 
The workshop also aims to enhance the understanding of participants of the importance of water resources and the cross sectoral linkages with other priority sectors (agriculture, infrastructure, health, etc.), ensuring the successful alignment with the international development and climate agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the implementation of the Paris Agreement.