National adaptation programmes of action (NAPA) provide a process for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to identify priority activities that respond to their urgent and immediate needs to adapt to climate change – those for which further delay would increase vulnerability and/or costs at a later stage.
The occurrence of extreme climate events in Mozambique constitutes a great barrier to swift sustainable economic development due to human and material damages. This includes the loss of crops due to extreme events, which can occur at least once a year. As a result, the population lives in a situation of threat and instability. The Government of Mozambique (GM), Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), and Humanitarian Agencies (HA) have been working to reduce the impacts of extreme events through the elaboration of various action plans and programmes. It’s in this context that a multi-sector group called NAPA was established with the task of coordinating the elaboration and implementation of an action plan for adaptation to climate change in Mozambique.