Press Release

ADA University and UNDP kicked-off 4-day training on Climate Change Adaptation Measures in water and coastal areas

24 November 2023

The UNDP under the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) project is teaming up with ADA University and Institute for Development and Diplomacy to conduct a four-day training session. The event, titled "Climate Change Adaptation in water and coastal areas," is scheduled to take place from November 21st to 24th at the ADA University administrative building with the support of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The main objective of the training initiative is to enhance the capacity of technical personnel operating in various government agencies. By bringing together international and local consultants, the organizers aim to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and skill development in the critical area of climate change adaptation.

The training program envisages a diverse range of topics that will be covered during the four-day session. These include vulnerability assessment techniques, the impacts of climate change on the water sector, strategies for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in coastal areas, and the intersection of climate change and gender. Participants will also discuss climate change scenarios and their implications for sustainable development.

“To achieve effective results in the process of preparing the Climate Change Adaptation Plan, it is very important to study and analyze climate impacts and vulnerability at the technical level”, said on the sidelines of the training session Mr. Zaur Aliyev, the UNDP National Adaptation Plan Project Manager.

“During the trainings, the participants will be informed about the process and structure of the adaptation plans, as well as CC adaptation measures of different countries. I believe this knowledge will play a substantial role in achieving tangible results in the preparation of both national and rayon-level adaptation plans. This type of training session is especially crucial for making a meaningful contribution to climate resilience and adaptation,” he added.

The training is a part of climate change adaptation efforts initiated by the GCF-funded National Adaptation Plan Project (NAP). The project supports the Government of Azerbaijan to facilitate such initiative in three key sectors – water, agriculture, and coastal areas identified as top priorities through stakeholder consultations conducted by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (MENR) of the Republic of Azerbaijan.



Jeyhun Alakbarov

Jeyhun Alakbarov

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