Supporting Madagascar to advance their NAP Process
Status of assistance to Madagascar for their NAP process:
A publication 'NAP in focus: Lessons from Madagascar' has been prepared by NAP-GSP outlining the lessons learnt from the NAP processes in Madagascar.
A Stocktaking Report has been prepared by the NAP-GSP, following a stocktaking mission and training on the NAP process conducted by UNDP and the Global Water Partnership (GWP) in 2015. This Stocktaking Report covers institutional mechanisms, stakeholder mapping, an analysis of climate change initiatives, recommendations for strategic intervention areas and a NAP roadmap.
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The NAP Launch and Training Workshop took place in association with the Government of Madagascar and UNDP from 11-13 March 2015.
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NAP training modules jointly developed by GIZ, UNDP and UNITAR were utilized to support the training within the framework of the LEG Guidelines. The country mission was financially supported by the LDCF funded NAP-GSP as well as GIZ.
The training workshop - led by UNDP - focussed on the NAP process, use of climate information, and the economics of adaptation.
Previously, a Government delegation from Madagascar attended the NAP-GSP / PAG-PNA Africa Regional Training Workshop in April 2014.
Madagascar launched its NAP process in 2012 aiming to reduce climate vulnerability in the medium- and long term, and to integrate climate-related risks and opportunities into development planning and budgeting systems.
Antananarivo , 17 March 2015 – The Government of Madagascar have launched a new National Adaptation Plan initiative to assist policy makers to develop strategic national planning to respond, prepare and adapt to the effects of climate change.
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This came at a critical time, as Madagascar has been hit by tropical storms and heavy rains throughout early 2015, which have affected more than 93,000 people. Over 4,800 homes and critical infrastructure have been wiped out. The capital Antananarivo has been the most greatly affected, with 35,000 people forced to leave their homes.
"Adaptation to climate change is a matter of survival. We feel that the devastating recent floods are due to environmental hazards, and the adverse effects of climate change. Madagascar has not witnessed floods on this scale since 1958. Therefore, the Government is initiating a National Adaptation Plan which will help us adapt and prepare,” said Marcellin Rapeantondro, Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Ecology, Sea and Forestry.
The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) launch ceremony and a subsequent workshop were attended by 80 senior policy makers and government officials, to advance the NAP process. This will support Madagascar to plan strategically to prepare for the long-term effects of climate change. Representatives of key sectoral ministries, technical and financial partners and civil society also attended the event which was organized with the support of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The launch and the workshop represented key opportunities to plan and develop sectoral processes to advance climate change adaptation planning and budgeting in the medium and long term. Workshop sessions also facilitated stakeholder dialogue to determine the appropriate institutional arrangements for the implementation of the NAP process. An important objective is to engage political decision makers and policy makers at the very start of the NAP process in Madagascar.
"The NAP will support us to integrate disaster risk reduction and management, with climate change adaptation processes - which will help the country better manage climate scenarios and disasters of tomorrow," said Jonas Mfouatie, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative.
The NAP workshop was organized in cooperation with the National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) jointly coordinated by UNDP and the United Nations Environment Programme. NAP-GSP supports Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to advance their NAP process, through the support of the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Facility (The GEF). Program partners include the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
UNDP has also responded to a request from the Government of Madagascar in October 2014 by providing technical and strategic support in the development of a key project for Madagascar that will be submitted to the LDCF. The project will advance climate information systems, supporting the integration of climate change adaptation for climate-resilient development.