Sample Sidebar Module

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Sample Sidebar Module

This is a sample module published to the sidebar_bottom position, using the -sidebar module class suffix. There is also a sidebar_top position below the search.
APAN: Asia-Pacific

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.


GAN Brochure

GAN Brochure 2016

Adaptation Calender

Adaptation Calendar 2016

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