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Side event “The Global Adaptation Network (GAN): Experiences on knowledge-sharing from Africa, Asia and Latin America”

 

Side event “The Global Adaptation Network (GAN): Experiences on knowledge-sharing from Africa, Asia and Latin America”

At UNFCCC COP19, Warsaw, Poland
Date: Monday 18 November 2013
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Venue: Room “Gdansk” (National Stadium)

On Monday 18 November 2013, Regional Networks under the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) will come together at the Warsaw Climate Change Conference, to share their experiences and lessons learnt on mobilizing knowledge and building capacity for adaptation.

The objectives of the Side Event are to:

  • Provide an introduction to the GAN and the Regional Networks (the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), the Regional Gateway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action (REGATTA) in Latin America, and the Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet)), their objectives and activities
  • Share experiences and lessons learnt from adaptation knowledge-sharing and capacity building activities undertaken by the Regional Networks in Asia, LAC region, and Africa
  • Discuss opportunities and limitations of various modalities for knowledge mobilization, together with the challenges of tracking progress in access to knowledge
  • Catalyze future cooperation and commitment in promoting knowledge mobilization for adaptation

The side event will be the first one focusing on showcasing work across the Regional Networks of the Global Adaptation Network (GAN), and sharing the lessons learnt from their experiences. It will therefore provide a unique opportunity to hear from practitioners across three continents on the similarities and differences in their experiences and the contexts they work in, and to identify opportunities for inter-regional learning and collaboration.