A country profile to support an inclusive, participatory, evidence-based, and gender-responsive National Adaptation Plan process in Malawi. It analyzes the country context, climate change impacts, policies and processes, the institutional setup, development plans and priorities, coordination mechanisms, M&E, climate finance, and other key aspects related to adaptation planning and action. In addition, the profile identifies eight clusters of entry points for mainstreaming adaptation into other national and international processes, presenting an opportunity to support an inclusive and participatory NAP process that aligns with economic priorities and risks for adaptation actions, avoids duplication of efforts, and streamlines climate finance to integrate climate and development planning into a multi-stakeholder driven process.
These clusters are as follows: I. Development Planning Cycles; II. Risk Management Processes; III. Funding Streams and Financial Architecture; IV. GCF Readiness Support; V. Gender Mainstreaming; VI. Coordination, Capacity-Building, and Stakeholder Engagement; VII. NDC Update and Review; VIII. Open NAP Process and LEG Activities. The entry points as well as the NDC review process and the NAP readiness support can facilitate and strengthen an inclusive and participatory NAP process, which focuses on identifying economic priorities and risks for adaptation actions.
The aim of this research is to contribute to and support an inclusive, participatory, evidence-based, and gender-responsive National Adaptation Plan process as well as to facilitate through research for multi-actors to gain knowledge and insights to ensure that the NAP takes into consideration the climate risks, economic priorities, climate vulnerabilities, and other key factors.
This knowledge product was developed by Southern Voices on Adaptation in partnership with Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) as the national implementing partner and SLYCAN Trust as the technical partner. It has been developed as part of the activities of CARE Denmark’s CLAR programme with the financial support of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA).