UNDP is assisting countries to identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into ongoing medium and long-term national planning through advancing the National Adaptation Plans process.
Financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the joint UNDP-UNEP NAP-Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP) and its partners and collaborators are assisting countries identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into ongoing medium and long-term national planning. The partner agencies of the NAPGSP are FAO, GIZ, GWP, IFAD, PROVIA, WHO, UNFCCC, UNISDR and UNITAR. The GSP is one of a number of initiatives in place to support countries to advance their adaptation planning processes.
Within this overall background, UNDP is supporting countries with one-on-one technical assistance to identify specific needs, capacity gaps, provide training and suggest next steps with regards to advancing their adaptation planning processes. This also includes the development of programmes and initiatives for mobilizing climate-related resources for countries to formulate and implement adaptation initiatives. At present, a number of NAP proposals to access GCF funds have been prepared. One of the tasks entrusted upon the incumbent will be that of translating these proposals into UNDP Project Documents for their technical and financial clearance.
The overall scope of this support includes technical assistance to identify specific needs, capacity gaps, design activities to operationalize support towards the achievement of a resilient development path.