Global Environment

Day 1

(29th October 2015)





Opening Session

MC: Dr. Kollawat Sakhakara, MONRE/ONEP, Thailand


Opening Remarks from Thailand and Japan

  • Dr. Pathratipa Sansayavichai, Office of National Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thailand
  • Ms. Akiko Urakami, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)

Introduction of Participants/ Photo Session

Plenary 1: Introduction of the workshop

Facilitator: Mr. Shiro Chikamatsu, 2ES


  • Ms. Akiko Urakami, MOEJ, Japan: "Objective of two-day workshop and Lessons learned from 10 case studies conducted by MOEJ" [PDF 767KB]
  • Mr. Shingo Takahashi, MRI, Japan: "Introduction of case studies (cases on NAP process)" [PDF 701KB]
  • Mr. Luke Daunivalu, Representative of Adaptation Committee: "Adaptation Committee Support to the Process of Formulation and Implementation of NAPs" [PDF 334KB]
  • Dr. Seree Supratid, Climate Change and Disaster Center, Rangsit University, "Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) after Thailand Great Flood 2011 : Good or Bad Practice " [PDF 4,206KB]

Q&A Session and Discussion


Coffee Break

Session 1: Panel Discussion on coordination among relevant stakeholders (e.g. ministries, local governments, communities, and research institutes etc.) for NAP process

Facilitator: Ms. Anne Hammill, IISD


Guiding questions for panel discussion:

1) Which ministry takes/took an initiative to coordinate among stakeholders? What are the inter-ministerial coordination structures and how do they work?

2) What methodologies do you use (e.g. making coordination unit, organizing regular meetings, and developing NAP documents and so on)

3) Lessons learned from this process


Mr. Ekram Ullah, Bangladesh

Ms. Tshewang Lhamo, Bhutan

Mr. Dong Zhao, China

Mr. Hamdhoon Mohamed, Maldives

Ms. May Khin Chaw, Myanmar

Dr. Le Minh Nhat, Viet Nam

Requested to prepare for panelists:

Panelists will be asked to prepare for brief oral presentation based on each guiding question (per 2-3 minutes)



Session 2: Panel Discussion on Mainstreaming adaptation into development plans and budgets at national, sectoral, and local levels

Facilitator: Dr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, UNDP


Guiding questions for panel discussion:

1) How are governments incorporating climate risk into development plans and budgets?

2) What are the hurdles that need to be overcome to streamline climate risks into budget processes and investment planning? What are some of the opportunities that governments are already tapping?

3) How are sectors making a case to finance ministries for increasing budget allocations for adaptation initiatives? What are the main gaps for them to make an effective case?

4) What are some mechanisms in local levels being used by countries to divert investments for interventions to increase resilience at the local level?

5) Top 2 or 3 issues that governments need to keep on track for effectively mainstreaming climate risk into plans and budgets


Mr. Ahsan Habib, Bangladesh

Mr. Heng Chan Thoeun, Cambodia

Ms. Wahnyuningsih Darajati, Indonesia

Ms. Helena T. Gaddi, the Philippines

Requested to prepare for panelists:

Panelists will be asked to choose 1 question and prepare brief oral presentation (3-4 minutes per presentation)


Coffee Break

Session 3: Breakout Group Discussion on linkage between national adaptation planning process and implementation of project-based adaptation

MC: Ms. Akiko Urakami, MOEJ


Guiding questions for group discussion:

1) Are there any adaptation-related projects in your countries? Please give an example of something.

2) Are they linked to national development plans and/or local plans?

3) Are they linked to NAP process, if your governments initiated this process?


* Participants from countries and experts will be divided into two groups.

* Experts will be kindly requested to facilitate and report each discussion.

How to proceed:

After explanation of guiding questions from a facilitator, ice-breakers will share their experiences for 3-5 minutes. Then, each group will discuss for 60 minutes, followed by report back session for 15 minute.

Speakers (ice-breakers):

Ms. Vinaisi Dilikuwai, Fiji

Mr. Bouathong Theothawong, Lao PDR

Ms. Karuna Adhikaree, Nepal

Mr. Nguyen Van Son, Viet Nam


Wrap up of Day 1



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