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2 Fact Sheet The Global Adaptation Network (GAN) was developed through a UNEP-facilitated consultative processes with key partners and potential target groups between 2008- 2010. Overall objective: To help build climate resilience of vulnerable communities, ecosystems and economies through the mobilization of knowledge for adaptation. Aims to create links with already existing Adaptation Networks and knowledge initiatives, facilitating access to their services. Builds on four regional networks: Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, West Asia, and Africa. Global Adaptation Knowledge Portal:

3 GAN Work Areas (global) 1.Improving the availability and accessibility of knowledge through online portals, knowledge- sharing events, and knowledge products 2.Building capacity for using knowledge for adaptation policy-setting, planning and practices through training events, advisory services and institutional support 3.Linking regional and thematic adaptation networks, providing them support, and catalysing the establishment of further networks

4 Global GAN Functions Compilation and dissemination of existing knowledge: Global knowledge-sharing and capacity building events, including seminars and workshops for knowledge exchange and joint learning (e.g. the annual Adaptation Knowledge Days at the Bonn Climate Change Talks) Knowledge products, such as policy briefs and thematic reports Provision of technical assistance to regional networks Global Adaptation Knowledge Portal:

5 Online Portal: Goal: Improved availability and accessibility of knowledge for adaptation Planned Functions: Access to knowledge created through GAN and regional network activities Entry points to other adaptation knowledge providers Information on tools, methods and approaches to adaptation, case studies, good practices and lessons learnt An interactive forum to enable users to exchange information, experiences and lessons learnt, and discuss emerging issues Database of regional and national experts in key technical areas, connecting the demand for advice and technical support with the providers Rapid-response advisory function, directing requests and queries to a roster of experts for the provision of real-time guidance and advisory services News updates and information on upcoming adaptation events Online by August 2012 - Work in Progress

6 Target Audiences Adaptation practitioners, experts and policy makers Communities affected by climate change Existing adaptation networks and knowledge initiatives

7 Regional Networks Three operational Regional Networks: -REGATTA (Regional Gateway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action) in LAC Region -APAN (Asia Pacific Adaptation Network) -WARN-CC (West Asia Regional Network on Climate Change) One under development: - Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network

8 Donors: Spain and Norway Objective: Strengthen the mobilization and sharing of knowledge on climate change by supporting of key regional, sub-regional and national institutions Activities: Seminars, workshops and policy dialogues, regional and sub-regional assessments (e.g. on regional vulnerability indicators and legal frameworks for adaptation) Pilot projects in Gran Chaco, Mesoamerica, Caribbean and Andes help to generate knowledge and lessons learnt on mainstreaming adaptation into development planning processes Regional Climate Change Knowledge and Technology Hubs Knowledge Portal: REGATTA: Climate Change Gateway in LAC region

9 Launched in July 2012 Adaptation and mitigation portals Structured around thematic “Communities of Practice” managed by Centres of Excellence REGATTA Online Knowledge Platform climatechange

10 A synergistic approach to online platform development Collaboration with IDB on design and moderation of several Communities of Practice ADAPTACIÓN

11 Donors: Japan, Sweden and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Aims: Generating and sharing of knowledge, facilitating the application of knowledge, supporting access to finance, and strengthening capacity of different stakeholders Activities: Capacity building activities, assessments, seminars and workshops (including the biennial Asia Pacific Adaptation Forum), publication of e-newsletters Regional hub in Bangkok, co-hosted by IGES and RRC.AP Sub-regional APAN activities carried out by sub-regional and thematic nodes, located in Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, North East Asia, and the Pacific Steering Committee oversees the overall activities of APAN with the secretariat situated at UNEP Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) 2012: APAN and Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP) will join forces Online Knowledge Platform: APAN: Asia Pacific Adaptation Network

12 Knowledge shop for existing adaptation information in Asia and the Pacific Most comprehensive web-driven adaptation knowledge base in the region Gathers, generates and promotes exchange of information Sixteen themes, sorted by country and five sub-regions A substantial collection of press releases, news and videos

13 Organizations and individual experts who contribute to the knowledge base through partnerships Novice visitors or other members of the public looking for up-to-date information on adaptation in the region Decision-makers and civil society organizations who need a holistic view about good adaptation practices Adaptation practitioners on the ground who use the portal for information exchange Target Audiences

14 A multitude of APAN Knowledge Partners ADB SIDA AIT-UNEP-RRC.AP IGES SEI weADAPT Eldis Mangroves for the Future CDKN ADPC DRR Project Portal BCAS GICBA Red Cross ICIMOD TVE UNDP Adaptation Learning Mechanism IKEI Climate Himalaya Initiative NISTPASS CARED Nepal Climate Change and Development Portal South East Asia START regional Center LIRE SEAMEO SEARCA

15 WARN-CC: West Asia Regional Network on Climate Change Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) Goal: to enhance capacities in West Asia to integrate climate change into national development and to formulate and implement national climate change programmes, through mobilizing knowledge, technology and resources Work areas: climate change mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance Activities: Network of national climate change focal points, meetings, mapping and stocktaking studies Website and expert database under development

16 Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network Under development Will function as an adaptation knowledge hub, promoting cooperation and collaboration using experiences and lessons learnt from the implementation of independent actions in different locations. Will bring together practitioners, policy makers, researchers, community members, and others to compare, contrast and collate the lessons learnt from actions addressing climate risks. Builds on on-going efforts around the region to mobilize existing knowledge and best practices, such as the UNEP-UNDP Climate Change Adaptation and Development Initiative (CC-DARE).

17 Websites Global Adaptation Network: REGATTA: APAN:

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