The Community of Practice to support the preparation process of the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) is an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) through the REGATTA project and the Global Support Program for National Adaptation Plans (NAP-GSP), and implemented in collaboration with Practical Action.

REGATTA’s main objective is capacity building, promoting and exchanging knowledge on climate change technologies and experiences, in the field of mitigation and adaptation for Latin America and the Caribbean. Its design and creation are aligned with international climate change negotiations in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, after the Cancun Agreements at the sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP 16), where a Technology Mechanism was established.

In this regard, REGATTA is implemented as a pilot project to establish a regional network of technology centers supporting the Latin America and the Caribbean countries on development and transfer of technologies to reduce their carbon emissions and to develop their climate resilience. This regional network aims to contribute to the implementation of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) in the region.

Global Support Program for National Adaptation Plans (NAP-GSP)

The Global Support Program for National Adaptation Plans (NAP-GSP), jointly established by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), aims to strengthen institutional and technical capacities for the iterative development of complete National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

It supports countries requesting technical assistance to start the NAP preparation process nationwide.

It trains the national teams on the use of the tools available to support the main steps of the NAP process through regional training.

It facilitates the exchange of experiences and knowledge through North-South and South-South cooperation.


It is a British non-profit technical cooperation organization founded in 1965. Its objective is to contribute to the sustainable development of low-income population through research, application and dissemination of technologies appropriate to the reality of developing countries and to manage the knowledge based on our experience. It has offices in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe.