Learning’s from Nepal’s National Adaptation Plan formulation process

Case Summary: 

The Ministry of Population and Environment of the Government of Nepal launched a
National Adaptation Plan (NAP) formulation process for strengthening climate
preparedness and facilitating climate-inclusive planning within existing
programmes and policies across sectors. The NAP process builds on the National
Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) which gives due recognition to social
differentiation as well as natural and cultural heritage.

The process was carried out being mindful of the geographic, geo-political,
socio-economic and socio-cultural realities of the country and its people. It
has been inclusive by engaging vulnerable groups and emphasising gender
concerns. Besides, multi-stakeholder consultative deliberations ensured
incorporating viewpoints of non-governmental and private bodies.

Nepal's NAP formulation process followed an integrated working group approach with
seven thematic and two cross-cutting groups, exemplifying the inter-sectoral
nature of the process and dovetailing with existing policies and programmes. It
has furthermore been characterised by a scientific basis for decision-making
and transparency. The NAP process has been unique in the emphasis laid on
inclusive bottom-up approaches and by capitalising on the developmental

Action Area 
Planning and Implementation Activity 
Developing Strategies and Plans, National Adaptation Plans
Barriers overcome 
Information, Institutional
Global Good Practice Analysis (GIZ UNDP)
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