“Advancing National Adaptation Plans post-Paris” was the headline for the NAP Expo organised in Bonn by the UNFCCC. The NAP Expo is an important learning event for governments and other stakeholders engaged in scaling up adaptation interventions at the national level.
For Southern Voices it was the third time to attend the NAP – Expo, and this year we have stepped up our participation participation from Sri Lanka, Kenya and Malawi.
On 13th July we hosted a parallel session on mulitstakeholder engagement with inputs from both Government and Civil Society Actors from including examples from different countries, including Togo and Nepal, and the SV countries represented. A key take-home message was the need for capacity-building of stakeholders engaged in NAPs at all levels - not least the sub-national and local levels.
Southern Voices joined with the following participants:
- Ms Vositha Wijenayake – SVA Asia Regional Facilitator, based in Sri Lanka with CAN South Asia (this is her third NAP-Expo)
- Mr Obed Koringo – SVA Africa Regional Facilitator, based in Kenya with PACJA – Pan African Climate Justice Alliance
- Ms Heather Maseko, Assitant Coordinator from Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) Malawi
At the NAP-Expo we distribution hundreds of copies of our Joint Principles for Adaptation, as well as a re-print of the publication Putting Principles to Practice - Experiences from Using the JPA. Alse new leaflets had been developed for the NAP-Expo: See more on the CISONECC's engagement in the NAP process and the development of the NAP of Sri Lanka