National Action Plans for the establishment of National Frameworks for Climate Services capture and build on the decisions and recommendations of the national consultation workshop.
Developing a national strategic plan and action plan on climate services is a process of gap-building that captures consensus among key national stakeholders on the needed steps and actions to improve climate service use at the national scale and how to realize such improvements. Most importantly, the plan should outline a common vision of how to jointly deliver and use climate services.
The planning process should involve all stakeholders with a role in the national chain linking climate knowledge to action on the ground. Each institution should be properly vetted and engaged to ensure that its roles and areas of common interest for joint actions are captured in the strategic plan and action plan.
The national strategic plan and action plan for implementing the NFCS also present the strategic direction for improving climate services and time-bound priority activities to be implemented to realize it.