African institutions working in the area of climate change are invited to submit grants applications for the the African Climate Change Fund (ACCF) for programs on Climate finance readiness. The ACCF which makes available up to $250, 000 is aimed at enhancing the capacity of African countries to improve their national institutional governance for direct and international access to climate finance, and to develop transformational policies, programs and projects for climate resilience and low carbon growth, in alignment with UNFCCC decisions.
- Support for national climate finance institutions in relation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) implementation, such as National Designated Authorities (NDA) and implementing entities like national development banks and other financial intermediaries;
- Collating and reviewing existing country plans and strategies to prioritize transformational opportunities, and to identify thematic and geographic programmatic options;
- Technical assistance in the implementation of National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes, including through the support for projects consistent with NAP priorities;
- Economic and technical evaluation of options for infrastructure development (in individual sectors, or across sectors) in as many climate scenarios as possible;
- Preparation of programs and projects that promote low carbon development in sectors such as power, transport, forestry, and agriculture;
- Technical assistance for the preparation of programs and projects that enhance the resilience of the current climatic variability and change in vulnerable areas and sectors (agriculture, water resource management, transport, urban development, etc.);
- Development of frameworks to raise finance for climate action (e.g. investment plans to leverage climate finance, especially from the private sector);
- Sharing knowledge and experiences through regional meetings and south-south dialogue, in cooperation with institutions and mechanisms under the UNFCCC, such as the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) or the Nairobi Work Programme.
Areas of Grants Usage
The grants can be used for any of the following activities
- the recruitment of national and international consultants;
- consultation workshops;
- regional and international meetings;
- communication, advocacy and translation services;
- the provision of technical assistance in the preparation of studies and analytical pieces;
- office equipment and transportation fees (these costs are eligible only if a direct beneficiary executes the grant after approval by the Bank).
African governments, NGOs, research and regional institution are eligible to apply for the grant application
Deadline: 8th August, 2014
Interested eligible beneficiaries are invited to get in touch with the AfDB field office in their country or with the ACCF Secretariat for more information:firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information kindly see the ACCF Call for Application