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Adaptation Partnership

The partnership encourages effective adaptation by serving as an interim platform to catalyze action and foster communication among the various institutions and actors engaged in the effort to scale up adaptation and resilience around the world. The Chairs of the Adaptation Partnership are Costa Rica, Spain, and The United States of America.

Scope of Activities

1. Rapid Review of Adaptation Action
As part of our effort to catalyze effective adaptation action, the Adaptation Partnership commissioned a review of planned and existing adaptation activities in 12 sub-regions across Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean. These reviews provide an inventory of regional and country-level adaptation activities and a summary of key adaptation priorities, based on documents like the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's National Adaptation Programs of Action and National Communications.  They also identify gaps and opportunities for scaling up and enhancing collaboration.  

2. Regional Outreach to Facilitate Participatory Action Planning and Knowledge Sharing
Through regional outreach workshops, the Partnership is convening governments, practitioners, and institutions involved in the scaling up of adaptation efforts to outline plans, highlight sectoral priorities and gaps, identify opportunities for enhanced cooperation, and share lessons learned. The rapid review will inform and be informed by this regional outreach. Key institutions involved in the adaptation effort, including national and local governments, development and finance institutions, technical institutions, and NGOs will contribute on the basis of their experience. 

3. Community of Practice to Support Implementation and Learning
The Adaptation Partnership fosters adaptation actions by promoting the connection of practitioners and planners undertaking similar types of adaptation activities within given sectors and/or regions and the transfer adaptation knowledge. The regional element outlined above serves as the initial platform for beginning to build such communities, and will support tools and processes that enhance such support across regions.  

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provides financial support to the Adaptation Partnership through the Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD) Project, implemented by Engility Corporation. 

Visit the Adaptation Partnership website for more information.