This research project aims to develop country profiles and identify entry points for the National Adaptation Plan process in countries across Africa and Asia through collaboration with country partners under Southern Voices on Adaptation. Countries included in this project so far are Chad, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Tanzania, and Uganda.
To determine priority sectors as well as existing gaps, needs, and opportunities, the country’s National Communications to the UNFCCC, its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, and any other public document validated by the government or reputed international organizations are analysed in depth with respect to key climate hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities; key economic sectors; key development priorities and their alignment with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals; institutional frameworks, coordination mechanisms, capacities, and multi-stakeholder engagement; key policies, plans, strategies, and laws; climate finance and funding sources; monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting mechanisms; and gender and inclusivity. In order to ensure relevance and ownership of the study, the research is conducted in close cooperation with country-level Southern Voices partners which organize stakeholder consultations and assist SLYCAN Trust in data collection from key experts and providing assistance in linking with key experts.
SLYCAN Trust engages in this project as technical partner and leads the research and knowledge product development in close collaboration with country partner organizations. The project takes place as part of the activities under CARE Denmark’s CLAR programme with the financial support of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).
The adverse impacts of climate change that result from extreme weather events and slow onset events are experienced around the world and across all sectors of society, driving states to integrate mitigation and adaptation actions into their policies and planning. To cope with residual impacts that cannot be mitigated, adaptation becomes pivotal in addressing climate change.
Three landmark global agendas were produced in 2015: the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.