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National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture

Advance Environmental Sustainability and Green Development
Type:
Course
Location:
Web Based
Date:
13 Nov 2017 to 22 Dec 2017
Duration of event:
6 Weeks
Programme Area:
Environment, Climate Change
Specific Target Audience:
No
Price:
No Fee
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Other Event Details:
English

To register, please go to: https://napmooc.uncclearn.org/

This massive open online course on National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture brings you closer to the nexus of climate change adaptation, agriculture, and sustainable development. If a participant wants to learn from development professionals currently engaged in national adaptation planning and agriculture, then this 6-week course is for him or her.

Using videos, interactive lessons, case studies and stories, this course explores the central elements and the process for addressing the agriculture sectors in the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans.

A participant will be introduced to Zipora and Alice - two women from different countries and cultures who share a common experience of ways in which climate change is affecting their worlds. Through their stories, a participant will gain insights into what it really takes to build climate resilient agricultural systems.

The NAP-Ag MOOC is presented as part of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-AG) Programme, a joint effort between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to support partner countries to identify and address climate change adaptation measures for the agriculture sectors in relevant national planning and budgeting processes through National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

By the end of the MOOC you will be able to able to discuss:

  • The links between climate change, agriculture and food security;
  • The role of international agreements, including the 2030 Agenda, Sendai Framework, and the Paris Agreement and the National Adaptation Planning process;
  • How to identify and prioritize adaptation options in agriculture sectors;
  • Coordination and governance aspects of implementing adaptation actions in agriculture;
  • Mechanisms for funding and safeguarding livelihoods in climate change adaptation in agriculture.

The MOOC has six different topics for each week:

  1. Introduction to climate change adaptation, agriculture and food security
  2. International frameworks and National Adaptation Planning
  3. Identifying and assessing climate change impacts and risks
  4. Identifying and prioritizing climate adaptation options
  5. Governance, coordination and finance
  6. Communication, monitoring and evaluation

Prior knowledge on the topic will be a plus but is not required.

NAP-Ag Programme

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined together to support countries as they integrate their agriculture sectors in the national adaptation planning processes. The NAP-Ag programme is a multi-year initiative funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through the International Climate Initiative. The main goal is to support partner countries to identify and integrate climate adaptation measures for the agricultural sector into relevant national planning and budgeting processes.

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