Readiness and Preparatory Support (NAP SP)

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has committed to establishing a national climate change adaptation planning framework to serve as a baseline and to guide future climate change adaptation policies and projects. To achieve its adaptation goals, the FGS and its constituent States must overcome several obstacles, including lack of institutional coordination and capacity for adaptation planning and implementation at the federal level, a lack of technical, institutional, and managerial capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) planning at the state level, and a lack of investment planning and enabling conditions for financing climate change adaptation interventions. 

The project addresses each of these issues and builds upon the foundation that was created when the country formulated its National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) in 2013. The project also addresses the priorities that were elucidated in the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and is consistent with the recently ratified National Development Plan. Finally, the project is consistent with UNDP’s Country Programme for Somalia (2018-2020), the Somalia Partnership Agreement (a blueprint to guide international partner efforts), and the GCF’s investment priorities.