LEG Regional Training Workshop on NAPs for Pacific LDCs in collaboration with NAP-GSP

The Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) Regional Training Workshop on NAPs for Pacific LDCs in collaboration with NAP-GSP took place in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 3-7 November 2014.

The 5-day meeting brought together representatives from ministries of environment. planning and finance from Pacific Island least developed and developing countries, together with delegates from regional and academic institutions, donor organisations, and UN agencies. Representatives are present from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

The objectives of the workshop were:
a) To enhance the capacity of the LDCs to address medium- and long-term adaptation needs through the NAP process.
b) To provide tools and relevant resources of direct use to the countries to facilitate their work on the formulation of the NAP process; and
c) To provide practical strategies/good practices that country can build on their formulation process.

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> Presentations

Day 1   

Overview of the NAP process - Douglas Yee
Introduction to the NAP Central - LEG
Development planning and climate change in Vanuatu - Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Vanuatu
Plans for the review of the national climate change policy and the framing of the NAP Process in Tuvalu - Mataio Tekinene
Overview of the development-first approach, and the Essential Functions - Jan Verhagen 

Day 2    

Climate change scenarios in the Pacific - John Clarke
Reflection on timeframes - Douglas Yee
Integrating analytical framework: Nexus approach, including an example on the flow of exercises - Pepetua Latasi
Introduction to the session - LEG
Climate proofing approach - Ian Noble
Agriculture and food security - Jan Verhagen
Climate change adaptation and sustainability - Keith Morrison
Overview of adaptation planning in the Pacific Island Countries - Herman Timmermans


Day 3   

Climate change and food security in the Pacific: lessons from the SPC and USAID project on food security - Gibson Susumu
Developing an implementation strategy - Ian Noble
Roundtable discussion for countries to reflect on the development of projects, programmes and policies at the national and regional levels - Matti Nummelin
National level M&E - Pepetua Latasi

Project level M&E - Roland Sundstrom
Gender and vulnerable groups - Pepetua Latasi
Stakeholder engagement - Juita Korovulavula
Lessons from the implementation of adaptation in developing countries - Johanna Mustelin
Visioning the NAP Process leading presentation - Pepetua Latasi, Douglas Yee
Design of the NAP process at the national level - Pepetua Latasi, Douglas Yee

Day 4

GEF support towards the NAP process - Roland Sundstrom, GEF
About NAP-GSP - UNEP / UNDP Prakash Bista / Esther Lake / Gabor Verezci

Day 5

Accessing support for the NAP process through GEF
Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBAs) in the Pacific - Gabor Vereczi, UNDP

Further resources:

Pacific Cost Benefit Analysis - Workplan
Pacific Cost Benefit Analyysis - Workplan template
Pacific Cost-Benefit Analysis Initiative (P-CBA) webpage
Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) webpage

Preparation of Health Component of NAP (HNAP) in Pacific Island Countries  - Rokho Kim, WHO

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