Working with the IFRC and the Danish Red Cross, the Climate Centre has been engaged in the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) project aimed at ensuring that the adaptation needs and requirements of communities are at the centre of development planning.
The project, funded by the Danish group Civil Society on Development, is an outcome of the COP 16 and 17 UN climate talks and emphasizes the need for National Societies to engage with governments in focusing on adaptation.
The training material used in workshops by five National Societies has been revised based on the experiences and feedback from participants; exercises, presentations and a guide to facilitating for a full two-day workshop are available.
Training sessions for staff and volunteers have been conducted in Malawi and Kenya, as well as Armenia, Georgia and Nepal, and action plans on engagement with governments have been drawn up that provide for the formation of NAP task forces; advocacy messages have been identified.
Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies can have a strong impact on the lives of vulnerable people by engaging with their governments in order to inspire and influence the national adaptation planning for changing climate-related risks.
This 2-day training workshop module is designed to help National Societies expand their policy engagement to include climate change adaptation.
The training material has been developed for and refined during workshops in five National Societies under the NAP project and the version available here revised based on the experiences and feedback from participants.
Please be aware that, depending on context and audience, a facilitator may need to use supplementary training material – for instance more in-depth information in the humanitarian implications of climate change – available on the Climate Training Kit.