Establishment, composition and mandate of the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) national network and identification of a lead agency. Review of studies/reports on vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (combined with the stocktaking for the NCSA). Consultation workshop on major areas of vulnerability to climate change and key adaptation measures and development of country driven criteria for prioritisation of adaptation measures. Prioritisation of adaptation measures using criteria Drafting proposals for implementation of priority adaptation activities. Public Review of the draft NAPA. Review of updated NAPA by Government, civil societies, and endorsement by GEF focal point. Finalising and dissemination of the NAPA.
Up to 80 percent of Afghan people rely on the country’s natural resource base for their livelihoods. Natural resource management is therefore of paramount importance to sustainable development and improved local livelihoods. However, in developing countries and particularly in post-conflict countries such as Afghanistan, natural resource management is greatly affected by limited human, institutional and physical capacities. In the light of this situation, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) supports the implementation of the National Capacity Needs Self-Assessment for Global Environmental Management (NCSA) and National Adaptation Programme of Action for Climate Change (NAPA) Projects. These projects, which have been combined into one process in Afghanistan, support the identification of priority capacity needs for the implementation of the Rio Conventions, namely, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD), United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the identification of key activities that can mitigate the effects of climate change.