Songdo Convensia Convention Center, Incheon City, Republic of Korea
29 August 2023
The Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative (LAKI), a joint initiative coordinated and convened by UNFCCC’s Nairobi work programme (NWP) and UNEP’s Global Adaptation Network (GAN), addresses knowledge barriers that impede the implementation and scaling up of adaptation action in subregions. The LAKI Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) Phase I conducted in 2016, identified a total of 16 priority adaptation knowledge gaps for the sub-region (Annex I). The LAKI co-conveners, NWP and GAN, in collaboration with the LAKI subregional coordinating entity, the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), are now embarking on a LAKI Phase II for the HKH subregion to:
Following the first virtual LAKI HKH Phase II technical meeting held on July 5, 2023, the LAKI coordinating entities have started the process of stocktaking on the status of addressing priority adaptation gaps and identification actions under implementation or planned. The LAKI HKH Phase II also includes a broader consultation process with the aim to further strengthen regional, subregional and national participation, while deepening the engagement of partners in the LAKI HKH subregion.
UNFCCC, UNEP, and ICIMOD are, therefore, pleased to extend this invitation to an in-person event held on August 29 2023, at 14:00–16:30 (Korean Standard Time) at the Songdo Convensia Convention Center, Incheon City, Republic of Korea.
The event has the following objectives:
This event is part of ICIMOD’s strategic communication and engagement campaign #HKH2UAE, planned in the run-up to UNFCCC COP28 in 2021.
This LAKI HKH Phase II meeting will be taking place on August 29, 2023 as an 8th APAN Forum pre-forum event under the Korea Global Adaptation Week, held at Songdo Convensia Convention Center, Incheon City, Republic of Korea.
This LAKI HKH consultative meeting will be followed by a virtual meeting in late-September (exact date and time to be announced). The virtual meeting will bring together partners committed to contributing to the LAKI in the HKH to identify and foster collaborative action moving forward.
29 August 2023 | 14:00-16:30 KST
• Overview of the meeting and objectives • Introduction to LAKI in the HKH subregion, incl. identified knowledge gaps (see Annex I)
• Updates on progress on the LAKI in the HKH subregion
• Preliminary results of the stocktake
• Information on how to join the stocktake process
Reflections and recommendations from the plenary