Enabling Activities for the Preparation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs)

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Enabling Activities for the Preparation of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs)

LAST UPDATE

09 March 2012

TARGET AREA

Rural and Urban

BEST PRACTICE IN:

Capacity Building

KEY SECTOR:

Climate Change Adaptation

FUNDING AMOUNT:

USD 100,001 - USD 500,000

IMPLEMENTATION PERIOD:

2004 - 31 December 2005
Organisation

Ministry of Irrigation, Water Resources and Environment (MIWRE)

Partners

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Supporters / Donors

Global Environment Facility-Least Developed Countries Fund (GEF-LDCF)

Description of Intervention

• Establishment, composition and mandate of the NAPA national network and identification of a lead agency;
• Review of studies/reports on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (combined with the stocktaking for the NCSA);
• Consultation workshop on major areas of vulnerability to climate change and key adaptation measures and development of country driven criteria for prioritization of adaptation measures;
• Prioritization of adaptation measures using criteria. Drafting proposals for implementation of priority adaptation activities.
• Public Review of the draft NAPA;
• Review of updated NAPA by Government, civil societies, and endorsement by GEF focal point; and
• Finalizing and dissemination of the NAPA.

Aims

The project aims at providing support for enhancing Afghanistan’s capacity for development of NAPAs.

Objectives

The main objectives of the programme are to provide support on Institutional restructuring.
• Environmental impact assessment;
• Environmental legislation, regulations and standards;
• Sub-National affairs and community-based resource management;
• Environmental policy development and planning;
• Environmental information, monitoring and reporting;
• Communications, education and awareness; and
• Regional and international environmental co-operation.

How It Fits into the EbA Concept

The projects helps in building capacity for implementation of National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA) of Afghanistan.

Results / Outputs

• Establishment, composition and mandate of the NAPA national network and identification of a lead agency;
• Review of studies/reports on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (combined with the stocktaking for the NCSA);
• Consultation workshop on major areas of vulnerability to climate change and key adaptation measures and development of country driven criteria for prioritization of adaptation measures;
• Prioritization of adaptation measures;
• Drafting proposals for implementation of priority adaptation activities;
• Public Review of the draft NAPA followed by review of updated NAPA by Government, civil societies, and endorsement by GEF focal point; and
• Finalizing and dissemination of the NAPA.

Contact Details

UNEP in Afghanistan
e-mail: postconflict@unep.org
Website: UNEP's activities in Afghanistan: http://www.unep.org/dnc/UNEPsActivities/Afghanistan/tabid/55390/Default....