The Adaptation Fund Board has launched a Readiness Programme for Climate Finance. The Programme includes a component to increase South-South collaboration among accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and those seeking accreditation. Under this activity, developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and do not yet have an accredited NIE may receive support from an accredited NIE in one or more of the following areas: (i) identifying potential NIE candidates; (ii) assisting NIE candidates in the preparation of applications to be submitted to the Fund (iii) providing support and advice during the application process. It is expected that that peer support will effectively help build national capacity and sustainability.

Eligibility NIE and selection criteria

NIEs eligible to provide support will be those entities that have tangible achievements with the Fund. The selection will be based on the entity’s experience with the Adaptation Fund, including in project preparation and implementation, and in supporting other countries at different stages of their application processes. Eligible support NIEs must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Have been accredited by the Board,
  • Have an Adaptation Fund project or programme under implementation, thus demonstrating effective compliance with the AF fiduciary standards, and
  • Have experience advising, participating in, or organizing support to other NIE candidates.

Therefore, requests for grants can be submitted only through the five NIEs that currently have projects and programmes under implementation, i.e. the Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE, Senegal), the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ, Jamaica), the Agencia Nacional de Investigacion e Innovacion (ANII, Uruguay), the Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR, Argentina) and the Ministry of Natural Resources of Rwanda (MINIRENA, Rwanda).

The maximum grant is US$ 50,000 per applicant.

Interested applicants should submit their requests no later than 15 August 2014.

Countries interested in receiving support for NIE accreditation are invited to approach one of the NIEs above.

AF Readiness Programme-accreditation support grant instructions May2014.pdf (183 kB, PDF)