The implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAP) can be effectively used for building and strengthening local technical and scientific capacities, as has been proven by Senegal. Through a science-based support project for Senegal’s National Adaptation Plan processes (PAS-PNA), the NAP process shall be based on a sound scientific information basis by strengthening the exchange between science and policy. More specifically, the PAS-PNA aims to: i) identify the current state of climate change issues considered in national policies as well as existing national and sectoral strategies; (ii) analyze approaches for the development of scientifically based climate information; and iii) help integrating this information into Senegal‘s political programming. Activities involve stock-taking of the current state of knowledge, organizational and strategic advice, technical trainings, and scientific analyses (such as vulnerability and impact analyses).
The approach constitutes a good practice because it is based on a strong stakeholder engagementprocess, it is innovative in terms its goal, and it includes safeguards to make sure the considerations of vulnerable communities are taken into account.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES: Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD in French acronym); Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Equipment (MAER in French acronym); Ministry of Hydraulics and Sanitation (MHA in French acronym); Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEFP in French acronym); Ministry of Local Governance; Directorate of Environment and Classified Establishments (DEEC in French acronym); High Council of Territorial Governing Bodies (HCCT in French acronym).
IMPLEMENTATION PARTNERS: Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; Climate Analytics gGmbH.· INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); French Development Agency (AFD in French acronym).
OTHER INSTITUTIONS: Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD in French acronym); Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis (UGB in French acronym); Thiès University, Zinguinchor University, Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research (ISRA); National Agency of Civil Aviation and Meteorology (ANACIM in French acronym); Laboratory of Physics of the Atmosphere and the Ocean (LPAO); Doctoral School Water Quality and Uses (EDEQUE in French acronym); Regional study Center for enhanced adaptation to drought (CEERAS in French acronym); National Climate Change Committee (COMNACC in French acronym); National Council of Consultation and Cooperation of the Rural Population(CNCR in French acronym).
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