About the Network

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network aims to enhance national adaptation planning and action in developing countries through coordination of bilateral support and in-country actors. The Network also facilitates international peer learning and exchange.


In pursuit of its goal, the Network works on three main activities:

peer-learning-iconFacilitating sustained peer learning and exchange on the challenges and opportunities associated with national adaptation planning and implementation. For example, our flagship Targeted Topics Forum events bring together policy-makers and practitioners involved in NAP processes to have focused, technical discussions on challenges and best practices.

national-level-action-iconSupporting national level action on NAP development and implementation. We provide technical support and knowledge sharing to leverage existing resources, minimize overlaps, and identify gaps in supporting the NAP process. To apply for support with your country’s NAP process, please contact our Country Support Hub.


Enhancing bilateral support for adaptation and climate-sensitive sectors through donor coordination, with developing countries at the table to ensure that bilateral programs align with the priorities they set out in their NAP processes. We convene meetings and provide resources to help bilateral donors better understand the value of NAP processes, learn from each other and, where appropriate, promote harmonized approaches to NAP support.

How We Work

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NAP Global Network Brochure

The Network brings together individuals and institutions representing developing country adaptation policymakers and bilateral development agencies. The Network consists of the following:


As formulated by the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, the NAP process aims to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience of developing countries to the impacts of climate change, and to facilitate integration of climate change adaptation into relevant new and existing policies.

Adaptation policy-makers and practitioners from eleven developing and developed countries initiated the NAP Global Network in December 2014 based on the recognition that the NAP process will require sustained dialogue and coordination to leverage and learn from each other’s approaches, experiences, and programs. 

Initial financial support for the Network has been provided by Germany and the United States.

The Network’s secretariat is hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).