Africa Adaptation Programme. Programme Overview Presentation By Ian Rector, Programme Manager Damascus, Syria September, 2010. African Adaptation Programme. Funded by Government of Japan - $92m Duration 2009 – 2011 20 African Countries (includes Morocco and Tunisia in RBAS)
Programme Overview Presentation
Ian Rector, Programme Manager
Supporting Integrated and Comprehensive Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
Sao Tome and Principe
In approaching this goal, Country Projects
Have been designed to achieve a….
Strengthening long term planning to enable countries to manage both existing and future risks associated with climate change and other causes
Building effective leadership and institutional frameworks for enhanced coordination and cohesion of programmes
Supporting the piloting of adaptation initiatives in the field
Identifying a range of financing options for sustained adaptation
Building knowledge management systems and promoting information sharing.
Planned activities to ensure that inter-
regional expertise and capacity development
Is provided to 20 countries including.....
Project areas: Tunisia
Opportunities for all:
For Countries – strengthening sectoral capacities, improving leadership, coordination, information sharing and maximizing ownership
For UN and other Regional Agencies: collaboration, leveraging and more focused support to address country needs
For UNDP: Opportunity to refocus all practice teams toward one integrated programme of support
Slide 1: A national framework for mainstreaming CC/DRR and Gender within development strategies. It poses the question – When does climate change become a development issue? Most countries cannot afford to create dual systems and, the don’t have to.
Slide 2: Adaptation or development strategies – what will work best? It depends on the coping and adaptive capacity gap.
Social and Gender Inclusion Mainstreaming
Sea Level rise
Economic and Social Systems
Cross cutting Inputs (examples):
Advocacy and awareness-raising
Policy and Planning
Sector wide planning and development
Economic and Development Planning
Early warning systems
Relief and Recovery Management
Poverty Reduction and MDG Goals
Lessons learned feedback loop
Africa Adaptation Programme
CC Future Risk Predictions
Predicted Adaptation Gap
Existing Risk Levels
Existing Adaptation Gap
Existing adaptive/coping capacity