PR 8.7 Country experiences in mainstreaming climate resilience into development planning: lessons learned from the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

Tuesday 10 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Beurs Lounge

Because project-based activities alone have limited potential to affect national or sector-wide transformations, many countries are now adopting a programmatic approach that links strategic planning with investment to advance their adaptation agendas. In this session, three countries will share lessons on what has worked and what has not – and what would they do differently - as they work to mainstream resilience into development planning and investment. The presenters will clearly articulate how a programmatic approach has helped them shape investment plans and priorities across key economic sectors and with the participation of diverse stakeholder groups. Participants will interact through Q&A.

Organised by Rachel Allen, Shaanti Kapila, Focal Point, Saint Lucia
Partners Climate Investment Funds Administrative Unit (World Bank Group), USA
Governments of St. Lucia, Zambia and Tajikistan
Chair Rachel Allen, Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), Climate Investment Funds, USA
Rapporteur Shaanti Kapila, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), USA

Lessons in mainstreaming climate resilience from:
Tajikistan Jamshed Hasanov, PPCR Secretariat
Zambia Jean Mukumwa, Interim Climate Change Secretariat, Ministry of Finance
St. Lucia Crispin D’Auvergne, Chief Sustainable Development & Environment
Officer, Government of St. Lucia

Lessons learned from the PPCR portfolio
Kanta Kumari Rigaud, The World Bank