NAP Process Launched in Tanzania

The Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA) and the Tanzania Water Partnership were engaged in a National Multi-Stakeholder – National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Training Workshop from 8-10th July, 2015. The training was held at Stella Maris Hotel, Bagamoyo. The goal of this three day work-shop was to launch Tanzania’s NAP as well as to develop a common understanding of the issues that need to be addressed on the way forward.

Tanzania’s NAP process will enable stakeholders to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs) as a means of identifying medium and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programmes to address those needs. It is a continuous, progressive and iterative process which follows a country-driven, gender-sensitive, participatory and fully transparent approach. It builds on Tanzania’s climate change strategy by focusing specifically on adaptation issues.

 The specific workshop objectives were to:

  • Enhance participants understanding of the NAP process according to the UNFCCC/LEG technical guidelines (referring to Tanzania’s existing work contributing to the process);
  • Ensure coordinated, participation of relevant agencies  by discussing roles, as well as institutional needs for supporting the integration of medium- and long-term climate change adaptation into existing national, sectoral  and local government planning and processes;
  • Update Tanzania’s roadmap to operationalize the NAP process.

 The event was organised by the Office of the Vice President in Tanzania with support from UNDP and GWP. More than 50 participants actively participated in the 3 day event. The participants were mainly drawn from government ministries, NAP-GSP partners, Civil Society as well as bilateral and multi-lateral agencies.