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NAP Expo 2019 - Raising adaptation ambition by advancing National Adaptation Plans

8 – 12 April 2019, Songdo, Republic of Korea

The 2019 NAP Expo is being held as part of Korea Global Adaptation Week, co-hosted by the UNFCCC and the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. The NAP Expo is organized by the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) to foster partnerships and promote exchange of country experiences and lessons learnt in order to accelerate action on adaptation planning. The 2019 event is the sixth in the series of NAP Expos. 

The NAP-Ag programme supports its partner countries to share lessons learnt and country experiences in formulating and implementing NAPs, especially for agriculture sectors. The programme also organizes technical sessions with partners to catalyse peer learning amongst participants, drawing on its training guides and other knowledge products. 

NAP-Ag, FAO and UNDP featured sessions: 

Wednesday 10 April

  • 17.30-18.30: Friends of Forestry: Roundtable (FAO and CIFOR): FAO and CIFOR forestry representatives organized an informal hour-long session to discuss forest-specific adaptation issues with respect to NAPs. The session focused on countries’ needs and challenges. Representatives of partner countries of the NAP-Ag programme (Viet Nam, Uganda, and Kenya) attended the session in a peer-to-peer sharing. Read more about the event here.

Thursday 11 April

  • 9.00-10.30: A systems approach to the integration of the agriculture sectors in the NAPs: What will it take? The session will consider cross cutting opportunities and challenges between agriculture sectors and with other sectors. The session will gather experiences and proposals from speakers and participants on systemic approaches on coordination between the agriculture sectors and other sectors (for instance land use planning, water, energy, biodiversity conservation) in the preparation of the NAP (FAO).
  • 11.00-12.30: Monitoring, evaluation and learning: This session aims to capture initial experiences, best practices and lessons learned in building M&E systems for adaptation planning at sectoral level, including for the agriculture sectors, in the context of an overall national M&E system for adaptation. The session will include a focus on sector level and will also launch a preview of the NAP-Ag training guide for designing M&E frameworks that enhance adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors. (GIZ, NAP-Ag UNDP-FAO).

Friday 12 April

  • 9.00-10.30: Gender in NAPs: This session will highlight recent experiences in undertaking gender analysis to inform adaptation planning and action. Following a framing presentation, an interactive panel discussion will focus on approaches, emerging results and lessons learned from conducting NAP-focused gender analyses.  Participants will be offered a preview of the NAP-Ag gender training guide. (NAP Global Network, NAP-Ag UNDP/FAO)

In addition, FAO will participate in other sessions in various capacities:

Monday 8 April

  • 16.00-17.30: Digital agriculture and future innovations and trends: digitalization, big data, AI (CCAFs)
  • 16.00-17.30: Country approaches in designing the formulation of NAPs and experience with accessing GCF readiness support for the formulation of NAPs under the NAP-Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP)

Tuesday 9 April

  • 16.00-17.30: Plenary: Accessing funding from the GCF for the formulation and implementation of NAPs (GCF Secretariat)
    Thursday 11 April
  • 14.00-15.30: TEM-A breakout session (UNFCCC, GCF Secretariat)

Friday 12 April

  • 11.00-12.30: Strategic communication (NAP Global Network)
  • 11.00-12.30:Coordinating technical support for NAPs through the NAP Technical Working Group (All support programmes)