News & Seminars

News and seminar information for the Adaptation Fund’s Readiness Programme for Climate Finance. For upcoming events, please visit our events calendar.

Past Readiness Events

2018

19 April – Climate Finance Readiness Webinar #6

The Adaptation Fund hosted the sixth climate finance readiness webinar for its accredited national implementing entities (NIEs). The webinar provided guidance on mainstreaming environmental, social and gender issues in adaptation projects, especially focusing on the project proposal phase.

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4-6 April – Readiness Workshop on Accreditation and the Readiness Support Package, Nairobi, Kenya

The one-year pilot ‘Readiness Package’ was launched at a workshop held April 4-6 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Adaptation Fund co-hosted the workshop with its NIE for Kenya, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).The workshop gathered representatives from over 20 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.

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2017

7 December – Climate Finance Readiness Webinar #5

The fifth Adaptation Fund webinar for its National Implementing Entities tackled the evaluation of Adaptation Fund projects with a specific focus on mid-term evaluation and final/terminal evaluation.

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24-25 October – Climate Finance Readiness Workshop for the Caribbean Region, Barbados

The Adaptation Fund convened 15 countries from across the Caribbean in Barbados to share knowledge and best practices in developing and implementing effective adaptation projects. The Readiness workshop, which took place October 24-25 in Wildey, was co-hosted with the Caribbean Development Bank, an accredited regional implementing entity of the Adaptation Fund. The workshop covered all aspects of the Adaptation Fund project cycle – from design, preparation and development to evaluation. It also discussed mainstreaming gender, environmental and social considerations into Fund projects.

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26 – 28 July – Climate Finance Readiness Seminar for NIEs #4, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

The Adaptation Fund brought its fourth NIE Seminar directly to the field, as it co-hosted the seminar in Costa Rica with Fundecooperación para el Desarrollo Sostenible, the Fund’s accredited National Implementing Entity. The seminar provided overviews of the AF programmes and developing strategies, the project development process, as well as accreditation and re-accreditation processes. The Environmental and Social Policy and Gender Policy were discussed, and a panel of NIEs provided country experiences in a peer-to-peer interactive format. The seminar included also a field visit to Fundecooperación’s AF-funded project site in San José.

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Documents and Handouts Related to the Presentations

30 May – June 1 – Climate Finance Readiness Workshop for Least Developed Countries, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Adaptation Fund convened more than 35 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at a Climate Finance Readiness Workshop for LDCs in Ethiopia. The workshop was co-hosted with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MOFEC).

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20 April – Climate Finance Readiness Webinar #4

The fourth Readiness webinar on “Monitoring and Evaluation in Adaptation Projects and Programmes” brought together National Implementing Entities to share practical experiences on implementing the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach, and to discuss best practices for applying M&E in adaptation work.

2016

27 October – Climate Finance Readiness Webinar #3

The third Readiness webinar focused on the topic “Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Gender Risks in Adaptation Projects”. The webinar was aimed at providing a practical approach for NIEs of the Fund to apply the environmental and social policy and the gender policy to their projects and programmes and to share best practices for implementing related safeguards.

6-8 September – Climate Finance Readiness Workshop for the MENA region, Rabat, Morocco

The Adaptation Fund (AF) brought together some 50 participants from more than a dozen Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries for a workshop in Rabat, Morocco aimed at enhancing climate finance readiness and access for a region that is increasingly vulnerable to climate change and water scarcity. Co-sponsored by the Fund’s accredited National Implementing Entity for Morocco, the Agency for the Development of Agriculture (ADA), the workshop also served as a pivotal momentum-gathering point for countries on the road to COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco in early November.

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23-25 August – Climate Finance Readiness Workshop for the Asia and Asia-Pacific Region, Mumbai, India

The Adaptation Fund’s Climate Finance Readiness Workshop in Mumbai, India for the Asia-Pacific Region draw over 60 participants from some 35 countries to share best practices and knowledge. The workshop was co-hosted with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development of India (NABARD), the Adaptation Fund’s accredited NIE for India, as well as the UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and Climate Action South Asia. It marked the Adaptation Fund’s third readiness seminar held for the Asia-Pacific region, and focused on the Fund’s accreditation and project development processes while providing guidance and a shared learning environment for both current NIEs and those seeking accreditation.

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13-15 July – Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #3, Washington D.C.

The third Climate Finance Readiness Seminar for national implementing entities (NIEs) of the Adaptation Fund (AF) was held from 13-15 July in Washington DC. The seminar, which is a global and annual event, is organized under the AF Readiness Programme and hosted specifically for accredited NIEs of the Fund. It presents an opportunity for NIEs to meet and share experiences among themselves and with the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) secretariat. 19 out of the 23 accredited NIEs attended the seminar, including two regional implementing entities (RIEs) and one multilateral implementing entity (MIE). Read more about the outcomes of the event in the Seminar Report.

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7-9 June – Climate Finance Readiness Workshop, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Adaptation Fund and Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) co-hosted a Regional Climate Adaptation Finance Readiness Workshop in Tegucigalpa, Honduras that drew more than 12 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean to share experiences and best practices in the accreditation and project development processes for the Fund’s implementing entities. Several Fund staff were also on hand to deliver presentations and discuss policy updates and the Fund’s work in the region, which covers about 27% of Adaptation Fund projects.

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3-5 May – Climate Finance Readiness Workshop, Casablanca, Morocco

The Adaptation Fund’s Climate Finance Readiness Workshop for the Francophone Africa took place in Casablanca, Morocco on May 3-5, 2016. During the event, the accredited NIEs shared best practices and lessons learned with the accreditation and project development processes within the Fund’s pioneering Direct Access modality. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Institute de la Francophonie pour le Developpement Durable (IFDD) and the Project Centre de Competences Changement Climatique (4C) Maroc, with the Fund’s NIE for Morocco, the Agency for Agricultural Development (ADA) also instrumental in organizing the event.

28 April – Climate Finance Readiness Webinar #2

The second readiness webinar focused on the topic of knowledge management. The webinar included presentations from a knowledge management expert as well as Adaptation Fund’s stakeholders and national implementing entities.

2015

19 November – Climate Finance Readiness Webinar #1

The first readiness webinar focused on community engagement and stakeholder consultation in climate adaptation projects. The webinar included presentations from the Readiness Program and NGOs followed by an open online discussion.

 

22-24 September – Climate Finance Readiness Workshop, Abuja, Nigeria

Co-organized with the Economic Community of West African States and the Heinrich Boll Foundation.

 

28-30 July – Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #6, Washington DC, USA

The sixth readiness seminar focused on readiness throughout project cycle and environmental and social safeguards.

 

18-20 May – Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #5, Windhoek, Namibia

 

24-26 March – Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #4, Panama City, Panama

  • Co-hosted with CAF and the government of Panama
  • Focus on increasing capacity of applicant and accredited implementing entities

 

2014

10-12 September – Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #3, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Co-hosted with UNEP
  • Focus on increasing capacity of applicant and accredited implementing entities
  • Press Release – Seminar 3 (77 KB, PDF)

15-17 July – Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #2, Washington DC

1-4 July – First NIE Readiness Workshop in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Focus on accreditation process and implementation of projects
  • Hosted by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) of Kenya, and supported by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Adaptation Fund and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

1-2 May – Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #1, Washington DC

  • The Readiness Programme for Climate Finance kicked off with a two day seminar in Washington, DC, bringing together experts and thought leaders from a variety of organizations around the world.
  • Focus on convening experts and thought leaders in climate finance readiness, sharing experiences and charting paths forward.
  • Press Release – Seminar 1 (320 KB, PDF)