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Workshop on NAP Process and Adaptation Actions 2015

Concept Paper

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Title:

Workshop for countries of the Asia-Pacific region:
Advancing National Adaptation Planning in Asia-Pacific
Aligning national, local, and sectoral initiatives for maximum impacts

Date:

29 (Thursday) - 30 (Friday) October, 2015

Venue:

Pattaya, Thailand

Organization:

Organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)
Hosted and co-organized by Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Kingdom of Thailand
Secretariat: Mitsubishi Research Institute, Japan and AIT, Thailand

Summary:

Summary of theWorkshop on Advancing National Adaptation Planning in the Asia-Pacific regions [PDF 32KB]

Participants:

Total 46 people (24 people from 15 countries, 15 experts from research institutes, donors, and international organizations, who are in charge of NAP process and actions in different sectors, and the Secretariat) [PDF 312KB]

Background:

A variety of stakeholders of developing countries have greatly contributed to mainstreaming adaptation into national development strategies/ plans and/or national adaptation planning (NAP) processes as well as implementation of relevant actions which cope with sustainable development and the impacts of climate change. Bilateral and Multilateral donors have provided cooperation to such process and implementation of actions in developing countries. There are a variety of different kinds of experiences of, best practices of, and lessons from each process and actions, however, these are not well known among relevant actors. Therefore, MOEJ will take an initiative to develop 5 case studies of NAP processes as well as 5 case studies of actions in different sectors, which are developed and implemented in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, MOEJ will develop a handbook, including case studies, lessons, based on studies, and process of main donors' assistance as well as organize a workshop to share these case studies and others among stakeholders.

Reference: Case studies

Objectives:

  • Sharing lessons on successful coordination experiences from countries. How to coordinate among relevant stakeholders (e.g. ministries, communities, local government, researchers)
  • Integration/Mainstreaming NAP process in local/ sectoral levels & Identifying ways to budgets to address climate risk through national adaptation planning
  • How to link between NAP process, programmatic approaches, and implementation of project-based adaptation
  • To look at specific cases of adaptation planning in sectors & learn from case studies focusing on water management and agriculture

Agenda:

Day 1 (29th October 2015)

Day 2 (30th October, 2015)

workshop

Contact information:

Co-organizer: Akiko URAKAMI (Ms.)

Deputy Director for International Cooperation, Office of International Strategy on Climate Change, International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Email: akiko_urakami@env.go.jp / Tel: +81 3 5521 8330

Host and co-organizer: Kollawat SAKHAKARA. (Dr.)

Environmental Official

Climate Change Coordination and Management Division (CCMC)

Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP)

Email: skollawat@gmail.com / Tel: +66 2265 6692

Secretariat: Shingo TAKAHASHI (Mr.)

Senior Research Professional, Project Management Professional, Science and Safety Policy Research Division, Resilience Strategy Group, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MRI), Japan

Email : shingo@mri.co.jp / Tel: +81-3-6705-6040

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