The thirty-first meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) will be held from 20-23 March, 2018 at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany.
The AFB welcomes observers from the UNFCCC admitted parties and observer organizations. Read more >
The workshop is expected to gather representatives from 24 select developing countries, including 13 countries that have expressed a strong interest to progress further in the accreditation application process, as well as 11 NIEs already accredited with the Fund that are eligible to provide south-south peer support through the Fund’s South-South cooperation grants. Accreditation experts and Fund staff will engage closely with developing country participants through interactive discussions to jointly identify specific challenges and gaps faced by prospective NIEs in attaining accreditation, and review the suite of tools under the Readiness Package –which could be used to address such gaps.
The Climate Finance Readiness Webinar series for the National Implementing Entities of the Adaptation Fund continues. Details of the event will be announced later.
The forty-eighth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 48) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 48) as well as the fifth part of the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1-5) will take place from 30 April to 10 May 2018
UNFCCC 48th SB’s Bonn Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany
Adaptation Fund: Accelerating Effective Adaptation Action, Innovation & Multi-Level Global Learning
Thursday, 3 May 2018
Bonn Room (181)
When Kyoto Protocol countries decided at COP23 that the Adaptation Fund “shall serve” the Paris Agreement (PA), it recognized wide recognition and demand for AF’s concrete, tailored adaptation actions to the most vulnerable and its pioneering Direct Access modality that builds national capacities.
With CMA decisions expected at COP24, AF is helping to operationalize the PA. Its new 5-year strategy aligned with the PA & UN Sustainable Development Goals accelerates action, empowers the vulnerable, promotes gender-responsiveness, fosters innovation and collaboration.
AF leaders, country implementers, governments and CSOs provide concrete examples.
Ms. Young Hee Lee, Legal and Operations Analyst, Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat
1:15-1:25 pm…Mr. Victor Viñas, Adaptation Fund Board Chair, Representative for Latin America and Caribbean, Dominican Republic national
Brief update on AF’s niche and growing momentum within the global climate finance landscape in supporting Paris Agreement implementation through concrete, tailored adaptation projects to most vulnerable communities and pioneering innovations such as Direct Access in building national capacities.
1:25-1:35 pm…Mr. Mikko Ollikainen, Manager, Adaptation Fund Board Secretariat
AF’s strategic focus on Action, Innovation and Learning & Sharing, cross-cutting actions that support most vulnerable groups, advance gender equality, build national capacities, and complement other climate funds.
1:35-1:45 pm…Ms. Simone Dias, Data Consultant, Monitoring, Evaluation and Data Management Unit, Department of Environment (DOE), Antigua and Barbuda
DOE is AF’s National Implementing Entity for Antigua and Barbuda. Ms. Dias will speak to innovative project in country to manage water overflow during storms and climate-proof homes for the most vulnerable groups.
1:45-1:55 pm…Mr. Faustin Munyazikwiye, Deputy Director General, Rwanda Environment Management Authority
Innovative AF-funded project in Rwanda, sustainable land/water management and farming methods and advancing gender equality through a Green Village and agricultural terracing to adapt to extreme rainfall.
1:55-2:05 pm…Ms. Dina Kisbi, Director of Climate Change, Jordan Ministry of Environment
Brief look at Jordan’s AF portfolio, progress of innovative aspects of project; value of Direct Access.
2:05-2:15 pm…Mr. Emmanuel Seck, Programme Manager, ENDA Energy, Senegal, member of Adaptation Fund NGO Network; and Ms. Julia Grimm, Project Coordinator, Adaptation Fund NGO Network
Role of CSOs in AF projects, innovative adaptation responses and scalability; 227-member Network’s role in capturing lessons of effective AF projects, raising awareness and providing localized input.
2:15-2:45 pm…QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
Adaptation Futures 2018 takes place from 18-21 June 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
It marks the first time this international climate change adaptation conference is being held on the African continent. The conference will gather more than 1,000 researchers, climate specialists, public and private sector leaders from across the globe to connect countries, exchange experiences and inspire further climate action.
As a partner, the Adaptation Fund will showcase projects and lessons learned throughout the conference during sessions and through a display at the Adaptation Expo.