This page contains the country exchange visits that have been held to date. For news, seminar information and other activities by the Adaptation Fund’s Readiness Programme, please click here.


Country exchange in Senegal, 30 November-10 December 2020: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Coastal Zone Management

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the second country exchange was held as a virtual event jointly with the Adaptation Fund and the Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) which is the accredited NIE for Senegal on 30 November, 3 and 10 December 2020. The combined themes of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Coastal Zone Management were selected by the secretariat based on NIE responses to a survey that was administered by the secretariat ahead of the country exchange.  In general, the objective of country exchange visits under the Readiness Programme is to enhance the accredited NIEs’ capacity for project design, development and implementation by facilitating interaction and engagement with project stakeholders, and facilitation of benchmarking for these NIEs towards an Adaptation Fund project within a sector or model of interest.

The second country exchange followed a similar format to the first one, in which NIEs participating in the country exchange were those that have a project [under development or implementation] or that have indicated an interest in designing and preparing a project within the same sector or that applies a similar model to the project under implementation by the host implementing entity (IE), and in this case, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and/or Coastal Zone Management. A group of NIEs with similar interest exchanged virtually with the identified host IE and where possible, with multiple stakeholders involved in the project.

Below, you will find the webinar reports:


Country exchange in Chile, 5-11 May 2019: Water and Agriculture

The first exchange visit was held on May 5-11 2019 in Chile, in partnership with the Agencia Chilena de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AGCID) The country exchange adopted a learning by doing approach, so as to draw on lessons that could further enhance the experience and outcome of future country exchange visits. The country exchange report, and a summary of key lessons learnt, can be found below: