NAP Expo: 8 – 9 August in Bonn Germany — Catalyzing action and support for the National Adapatation Plan (NAP) process in developing countries

The NAP Expo will be held in Bonn on 8 and 9 August 2014. The event is being orga­nized by the Least Devel­oped Coun­tries Expert Group (LEG), with the sup­port of the United Nations Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat.

The Con­fer­ence of the Par­ties of the UNFCCC cre­ated the NAP process to enable least devel­oped coun­tries (LDCs) and other devel­op­ing coun­tries to for­mu­late and imple­ment national adap­ta­tion plans (NAPs). This process is sup­ported by the LEG in the LDCs. More infor­ma­tion about the NAP process is avail­able at <http://unfccc.int/6057>.

This year’s NAP Expo fol­lows up on the NAP Expo in June 2013 which marked the launch of the NAP process in LDCs. Its objec­tives are to:

  • Serve as a plat­form for NAP teams, orga­ni­za­tions, agen­cies and other stake­hold­ers to exchange expe­ri­ence, lessons learned and ideas on the NAP process;
  • Pro­mote and mobi­lize action and sup­port for the for­mu­la­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of national adap­ta­tion plans;
  • Share tech­ni­cal knowl­edge, includ­ing on meth­ods, data and tools;
  • Iden­tify gaps and needs for effec­tive imple­men­ta­tion of NAP processes, to fur­ther inform the LEG and other bod­ies and orga­ni­za­tions in their sup­port and guid­ance to these processes.

The event will bring together diverse stake­hold­ers from LDCs and non-LDC devel­op­ing coun­tries, as well as those from sup­port­ing agen­cies and orga­ni­za­tions, in an inter­ac­tive man­ner to exchange ideas and share the sta­tus of their adap­ta­tion efforts. The event will enhance dia­logue between the dif­fer­ent actors and stake­hold­ers of the NAP process as well as pro­mote South-to-South collaboration.

The LEG is being sup­ported by an advi­sory group that includes mem­bers of the Adap­ta­tion Com­mit­tee and its Task Force on NAPs, GEF agen­cies, inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tions, as well as bilat­eral agen­cies and others.

Reg­is­tra­tion to the event can be done by send­ing an email to the fol­low­ing address napexpo@unfccc.int. If you require an offi­cial let­ter of invi­ta­tion for visa pur­poses, you are kindly requested to com­mu­ni­cate your request through the same e-mail. Your reg­is­tra­tion by 21 July 2014 would be appre­ci­ated to facil­i­tate plan­ning and logis­tics. The Expo will pro­vide for the oppor­tu­nity of a poster exhi­bi­tion, show­cas­ing progress in the NAP process in coun­tries as well as rel­e­vant activ­i­ties and sup­port by orga­ni­za­tions. If your orga­ni­za­tion would like to con­tribute a poster, please com­mu­ni­cate your inter­est when registering.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the event and the draft pro­gramme will be made avail­able at the fol­low­ing web­site <http://unfccc.int/8425> from Tues­day 1 July 2014.

For any other infor­ma­tion about the event, please con­tact the LEG Chair, Mr. Batu Uprety at leghelp@unfccc.int, or Mr. Mot­somi Malet­jane at MMaletjane@unfccc.int, tel: +49 228 815 1324