Projects to Date

Projects Under Review

The innovation project proposals listed below have been received for review and consideration for the 37th Adaptation Fund Board meeting. Public comments on these proposals are welcome, and should be sent to no later than September 15, 2021. When submitting comments, please include your full name and any relevant professional affiliation.


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– NIE Small Grants for Innovation

CountryTitleImplementing EntitySubmission date
UgandaEnhancing Resilience to Climate-Induced Flooding and Drought through the Deployment of a Water-Filled BarrierMinistry of Water and Environment of Uganda08/09/2021
BhutanBuilding Adaptive Capacity through Innovative Management of Pests/Disease and Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in Bhutan to Enhance Sustainable Agro-Biodiversity and LivelihoodsBhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation08/09/2021

– Large Innovation Projects

CountryTitleImplementing EntitySubmission date
RegionalPre-Concept Note: Unlocking Investments in Female and Youth-Led Early-Growth Stage Adaptation Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Kenya and UgandaUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization08/09/2021
Viet NamConcept Note: Promoting Financial Incentive Mechanisms For Community-Based Sustainable Coastal Wetland Management in Vietnam (CM-FIM)International Fund Agricultural Dev08/09/2021
SomaliaConcept Note: Enhancing Adaptation and Resilience through Nature-based Solutions (EARNSS) in SomaliaUN Environment Programme08/09/2021
BelizeConcept Note: Securing Water Resources through Solar Energy and Innovative Adaptive Management (SEAM)Protected Areas Conservation Trust08/09/2021

Approved Grants

– NIE Small Grants for Innovation

CountryTitleImplementing EntityApproved AmountApproval Date
Dominican RepublicStrengthening of a Replicable Micro Ecosystem of Accelerated Technological Innovation for Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change in Dominican Republic through the Development of a Pilot Thermo Solar Desalination Appropriate TechnologyIDDI249,92909/23/2020
ChileWater Security: Improving Water Access during Emergency Situations in San Antonio Province, Region ValparaísoAGCID230,00010/11/2019
ArmeniaEngaging Future Leaders: Digital Education Module on Adaptation Challenges and Best Practices for YouthEnvironmental Project Implementation Unit231,25010/11/2019
Antigua and BarbudaInnovative Technologies for Improved Water Availability to Increase Food Security in Antigua and BarbudaDepartment of Environment Ministry of Health and the Environment (ABED)250,00012/23/2020

– Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA)

CountryTitleImplementing EntityApproved AmountAmount Transferred in USDApproval Date
RegionalAdaptation Fund- UN Environment Special Financing Window in Support of Innovation for AdaptationUN Environment Programme5,000,000713,90010/11/2019
RegionalAdaptation Fund-UNDP Innovation Small Grant Aggregator Platform (ISGAP)UN Development Programme5,000,0001,088,39310/11/2019

– Large Innovation Projects