ASIA Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

The Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) was launched as a part of the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) plan in October 2009 with initial support from Government of Japan, the Government of Sweden and the Asian Development Bank. APAN is facilitated by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Asian Institute of Technology – UNEP Regional Resource Center for the Asia Pacific (AIT-UNEP RRC.AP), and the Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES) in partnership with other key actors in region. GWP South Asia is the focal point for South Asia and Sri Lanka Water Patrnership is focal point for Sri Lanka.

Main Activities of the SRNs and TNs

Implementation : Leading the implementation of APAN activities at the sub-regional level and implementing adaptation activities at the national level, with the national partners in each country of sub regions.

Analysis : Identifying the specific gaps and needs in terms of knowledge, information and technologies for climate change adaptation (CCA) and the priority areas through dialogue and synthesizing national level information.

Information :Coordinating with the national partners and assisting the RH in updating and sharing of knowledge.

Networking to facilitate sub-regional / thematic adaptation activities and access to finance: Establishing linkages and collaborating with networks, initiatives, national centers of excellence, donor agencies, government and other specialized institutions working on CCA.


An APAN National Focal Point Consultation on work done and programming for 2014 was organized with the Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management on 20th December at Hotel Janaki. 13 participants including the agency focal points attended the consultation which was attended by senior agency staff as well. Additional Secretary Ministry of I&WRM chaired the meeting.