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  1. www.GANadapt.org

  2. Fact Sheet • The Global Adaptation Network (GAN) was developed through a UNEP-facilitated consultative processes with key partners and potential target groups between 2008-2010. • Overall objective: To help build climate resilience of vulnerable communities, ecosystems and economies through the mobilization of knowledge for adaptation. • Aims to create linkswith already existing Adaptation Networks and knowledge initiatives, facilitating access to their services. • Builds on four regional networks:Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, West Asia, and Africa. Global Adaptation Knowledge Portal: www.GANadapt.org

  3. GAN Work Areas (global) • Improving the availability and accessibility of knowledge through online portals, knowledge-sharing events, and knowledge products • Building capacity for using knowledge for adaptation policy-setting, planning and practices through training events, advisory services and institutional support • Linking regional and thematic adaptation networks, providing them support, and catalysing the establishment of further networks

  4. Global GAN Functions Compilation and dissemination of existing knowledge: • Global knowledge-sharing and capacity building events, including seminars and workshops for knowledge exchange and joint learning (e.g. the annual Adaptation Knowledge Days at the Bonn Climate Change Talks) • Knowledge products, such as policy briefs and thematic reports • Provision of technical assistance to regional networks Global Adaptation Knowledge Portal: www.GANadapt.org

  5. Online Portal: www.GANadapt.org Goal: Improved availability and accessibility of knowledge for adaptation Planned Functions: • Access to knowledge created through GAN and regional network activities • Entry points to other adaptation knowledge providers • Information on tools, methods and approaches to adaptation, case studies, good practices and lessons learnt • An interactive forum to enable users to exchange information, experiences and lessons learnt, and discuss emerging issues • Database of regional and national experts in key technical areas, connecting the demand for advice and technical support with the providers • Rapid-response advisory function, directing requests and queries to a roster of experts for the provision of real-time guidance and advisory services • News updates and information on upcoming adaptation events Online by August 2012 - Work in Progress

  6. Target Audiences • Adaptation practitioners, experts and policy makers • Communities affected by climate change • Existing adaptation networks and knowledge initiatives

  7. Regional Networks Three operational Regional Networks: • REGATTA (Regional Gateway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action) in LAC Region • APAN (Asia Pacific Adaptation Network) • WARN-CC (West Asia Regional Network on Climate Change) One under development: - Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network

  8. REGATTA: Climate Change Gateway in LAC region • Donors: Spain and Norway • Objective: Strengthen the mobilization and sharing of knowledge on climate change by supporting of key regional, sub-regional and national institutions • Activities: Seminars, workshops and policy dialogues, regional and sub-regional assessments (e.g. on regional vulnerability indicators and legal frameworks for adaptation) • Pilot projects in Gran Chaco, Mesoamerica, Caribbean and Andes help to generate knowledge and lessons learnt on mainstreaming adaptation into development planning processes • Regional Climate Change Knowledge and Technology Hubs Knowledge Portal: www.unep-rolac.org/climatechange

  9. REGATTA Online Knowledge Platform • Launched in July 2012 • Adaptation and mitigation portals • Structured around thematic “Communities of Practice” managed by Centres of Excellence www.unep-rolac.org/ climatechange

  10. A synergistic approach to online platform development • Collaboration with IDB on design and moderation of several Communities of Practice ADAPTACIÓN

  11. APAN: Asia Pacific Adaptation Network • Donors: Japan, Sweden and Asian Development Bank (ADB) • Aims:Generating and sharing of knowledge, facilitating the application of knowledge, supporting access to finance, and strengthening capacity of different stakeholders • Activities: Capacity building activities, assessments, seminars and workshops (including the biennial Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum), publication of e-newsletters • Regional hub in Bangkok, co-hosted by IGES and RRC.AP • Sub-regional APAN activities carried out by sub-regional and thematic nodes, located in Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, North East Asia, and the Pacific • Steering Committee oversees the overall activities of APAN with the secretariat situated at UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) • 2012: APAN and Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP) will join forces Online Knowledge Platform: www.asiapacificadapt.net

  12. www.asiapacificadapt.net • Knowledge shop for existing adaptation information in Asia and the Pacific • Most comprehensive web-driven adaptation knowledge base in the region • Gathers, generates and promotes exchange of information • Sixteen themes, sorted by country and five sub-regions A substantial collection of press releases, news and videos www.asiapacificadapt.net

  13. www.asiapacificadapt.net Target Audiences • Organizations and individual experts who contribute to the knowledge base through partnerships • Novice visitors or other members of the public looking for up-to-date information on adaptation in the region • Decision-makers and civil society organizations who need a holistic view about good adaptation practices • Adaptation practitioners on the ground who use the portal for information exchange

  14. A multitude of APAN Knowledge Partners ICIMOD TVE UNDP Adaptation Learning Mechanism IKEI Climate Himalaya Initiative NISTPASS CARED Nepal Climate Change and Development Portal South East Asia START regional Center LIRE SEAMEO SEARCA • ADB • SIDA • AIT-UNEP-RRC.AP • IGES • SEI • weADAPT • Eldis • Mangroves for the Future • CDKN • ADPC • DRR Project Portal • BCAS • GICBA • Red Cross

  15. WARN-CC: West Asia Regional Network on Climate Change • Donor:Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) • Goal: to enhance capacities in West Asia to integrate climate change into national development and to formulate and implement national climate change programmes, through mobilizing knowledge, technology and resources • Work areas: climate change mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance • Activities: Network of national climate change focal points, meetings, mapping and stocktaking studies • Website and expert database under development

  16. Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network • Under development • Will function as an adaptation knowledge hub, promoting cooperation and collaboration using experiences and lessons learnt from the implementation of independent actions in different locations. • Will bring together practitioners, policy makers, researchers, community members, and others to compare, contrast and collate the lessons learnt from actions addressing climate risks. • Builds on on-going efforts around the region to mobilize existing knowledge and best practices, such as the UNEP-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation and Development Initiative (CC-DARE).

  17. Websites • Global Adaptation Network: www.GANadapt.org • REGATTA: www.unep-rolac.org/climatechange • APAN: www.asiapacificadapt.net