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This week, Southern Voices for Adaptation (SVA) will share its perspective at a UNFCCC expert meeting on National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The meeting, based in São Tomé, is hosted by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group and the Adaptation Committee. SVA’s African Regional Facilitator, Obed Koringo, is in attendance to present the assessments of SVA partners.

The UNFCCC invited SVA to provide the civil society perspective on transparency and stakeholder participation in NAPs. Partner networks contributed their perspectives via a report, through data they gathered from their countries. SVA’s input document can be found via the UNFCCC’s page for the event here


The report uses criteria from SVA's Joint Principles for Adaptation to assess countries' NAPs. Data from partner networks in Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Malawi are included. 

The meeting will inform future adaptation recommendations at conferences of the parties (COPs). The event aims to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned from multiple stakeholders, including civil society. Gaps and needs, including data on financial and technical support, are also on the agenda.

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