Facilitating Peer Learning with Adaptation Policy-Makers
The guide is based on approaches piloted by the NAP Global Network through Targeted Topic Forums (TTFs)—multi-day events that explored key themes related to the NAP process, including sectoral integration, financing and gender.
Attended by government representatives from 23 countries, these international learning and knowledge-sharing events successfully shared technical know-how, facilitated peer-to-peer exchange and inspired advances in countries’ NAP processes around the world.
A common reflection from TTF participants after these events was how helpful they would find it to use these same facilitation approaches with their own departments or ministries. In response to these requests, we have developed this guide to share the approaches used during the TTFs so they can be applied in other domestic and international planning processes.
This guide is for people that want to hold inclusive, participatory events in which different stakeholders come together to collectively generate ideas and identify actions they will take to make progress toward adaptation. It will help move away from presentation-heavy meetings and invite people to think and plan differently for their next event.
You might also be interested in
IISD Commits to Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Adaptation Action at the Generation Equality Forum
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in its role as the Secretariat of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, commits to working with interested government partners to advance gender-responsive adaptation action.
Review: Health in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)
Climate change has a significant effect on health, whether through heat stress, increased spread of vector-borne diseases, or harm due to extreme weather events.
Climate Security and Peacebuilding in a Time of Converging Crises
While rarely in and of itself a sole driver of violence, climate change impacts can exacerbate traditional drivers of conflict. The international community must come together to help.
Amplifying Ecosystem-based Adaptation with NAPs
The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process can encourage and strategize the use of nature-driven solutions like ecosystem-based solutions (EbA).