Webinar- Organizational and Institutional Capacity Enhancement to Integrate Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) to address Climate Change

Holistic human and institutional capacity development is required to integrate Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry within National Adaptation Planning (NAPs) to address Climate Change.

To provide practical guidance to country stakeholders, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized a webinar aimed to demonstrate how effective institutional and individual capacity development approaches can be integrated during the formulation and implementation of the NAPs.

FAO’s presentation focused on enhancing Organizational and Institutional capacities.

Webinar Recording: (http://bit.ly/2p2FRNO)

Key Messages:

  • Effective capacity development equals good development practice to achieve more country-driven, impactful and sustainable results.
  • Effective capacity development deepens country ownership, enhances technical and functional capacities, and is to be enhanced interdependently across 3 systemic capacity development dimensions:
    • individual capacities (e.g. skills and knowledge);
    • organizational capacities (e.g. coordination, mandates, multi-stakeholder processes);
    • enabling environment (e.g. governance, policies and legal frameworks).
  • Capacities need to be jointly assessed with stakeholders, appropriate interventions jointly designed and results jointly tracked to maximize ownership, ownership and mutual accountability
  • Capacities can be enhanced through a range of interventions beyond training such as strengthening multi-stakeholder platforms, coordination mechanisms, policy alignment etc.
  • Enhancing organizational and institutional capacities for NAPs needs to be cross-sectoral, multi-scale (from local to national) and multi-actor (involving e.g. private sector, NGOs) with particular attention to strengthening horizontal and vertical coordination mechanisms as well as multi-stakeholder / actor platforms.