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Regional Networks and Partners

Harnessing knowledge for strategic planning processes is an important milestone for reducing climate risks faced by communities. AAKNet is a platform aimed at building a shared knowledge base intended to help build an innovative community of practice which enhances adaptive actions through sharing lessons, knowledge and information in adaptation. The platform functions as a knowledge hub on adaptation, promoting cooperation and collaboration in seeking robust solutions to climate change impacts using experiences and lessons learnt from the implementation of independent actions in different locations. Practitioners, policy makers, researchers and community members will be brought together through this so as to compare, contrast and collate the lessons learnt from their actions addressing climate risks. The Network will allow the various actors to collaborate and complement each other in concertizing and up-scaling solutions to a common problem.

  • The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network (AAKNet) provides the following services:
  • Aggregating knowledge in addressing pertinent climatic risks, shared across region and across countries in addressing short, medium and long term adaptation needs.
  • Harnessing knowledge for strategic planning processes including knowledge generated as pilots and also knowledge managed by other platforms.
  • Providing tailored support in knowledge needs structured and packaged in a useable format to serve strategic planning processes.
  • Harnessing knowledge platforms in powering strategic planning of regional frameworks like AMCEN. Building an alliance and coordination of knowledge platforms in the continent with the common purpose of supporting climate change response.


Being an arid and semi-arid region, West Asia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Water, agriculture, land, coastal areas and biodiversity are some of the most affected sectors. The West-Asia Regional Network on Climate Change (WARN-CC) was established in 2010 to help build institutional and human resource capacities in the region to address the challenges of climate change. It aims to enhance capacities to integrate climate change into national development and to formulate and implement national climate change programmes, through mobilizing knowledge, technology and resources.

WARN-CC covers the areas of climate change mitigation, adaptation, technology and finance.A core network of national climate change focal points has been established, and a website and a linked expert database are under development. A study of the networking of mitigation and adaptation technology centers in the region was conducted, pointing out that the region still needs scaling up of adaptation activities and knowledge platforms to facilitate the exchange of know-how across institutions, sectors, countries and localities.

The regional network aims to expand its membership and the regional and sub-regional knowledge hubs involved in the network. The ambition of the network is that it will eventually evolve into three “Practice Groups”, focusing on adaptation, mitigation and technology topics.

The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) was established in October 2009 as part of the GAN. Its goal is to build the climate resilience of vulnerable human systems, ecosystems, and economies through the mobilization of knowledge and technologies to support adaptation capacity building, policy-setting, planning and practices in the Asia Pacific Region. APAN aims at generating and sharing knowledge and information to enhance adaptive actions, facilitate application of appropriate knowledge to adaptation programs and projects, support access to adaptation finance mechanisms, and strengthen the capacity of national and local planners, communities, development partners and the private sector for adaptation. Its work is supported by the Government of Japan, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

APAN operates through its regional hub located in Bangkok. The sub-regional APAN activities are carried out by the sub-regional and thematic nodes, located in the five sub-regions of Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, North East Asia and the Pacific. The sub-regional nodes operate with the help of national implementing partners located in the countries within each sub-region. A Steering Committee oversees the overall activities of APAN with the secretariat situated at UNEP-ROAP.

APAN has assessed training needs, carried out capacity building activities, and inventoried funding opportunities for adaptation. Together UNEP and its partners have launched the Climate Change Adaptation in Asia Pacific knowledge portal,, to facilitate access to adaptation-related information. APAN publishes regular e-newsletters, organizes seminars and workshops, and convenes biennially a major regional forum. These activities are bringing together policy-makers, researchers, development practitioners, communities, and adaptation knowledge managers to exchange information, experiences and lessons learnt.


The Regional Gateway for Technology Transfer and Climate Change Action (REGATTA) provides a platform to help Latin American and Caribbean countries jointly address climate change in a coherent and integrated approach. With financial support from the Governments of Spain and Norway, REGATTA helps countries identify, discuss, and develop new solutions for mainstreaming climate change into national development plans, strategies and policies. The network’s main objective is to strengthen the mobilization and sharing of knowledge on climate change by building associated capacity of key regional, sub-regional and national institutions.

In addition to organizing seminars, workshops and policy dialogues, REGATTA undertakes regional and sub-regional assessments, and has completed studies on regional vulnerability indicators and legal frameworks of adaptation. Pilot projects in countries help to generate knowledge and lessons learnt on mainstreaming adaptation into development planning processes.

The REGATTA online knowledge platform aims to strengthen information exchange among experts and practitioners, and to create a continuously updated inventory of adaptation, mitigation, and technology transfer initiatives in the region. Tools, methods, case studies, best practices, and lessons learned will all be included. This platform will include a database of experts in key technical areas, as well as an index of funding sources. Regional experts and officials are invited to exchange and debate climate change issues online.


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