The Adaptation Fund Board has made available several small grants under the Readiness Programme to help National Implementing Entities (NIEs) provide peer support to countries seeking accreditation with the Fund and to build capacity for undertaking various climate finance readiness activities.
South-South Cooperation (SSC) Grants
These are small grants to facilitate South-South cooperation and enable select accredited implementing entities to provide peer support for accreditation to countries that wish to gain accreditation with the Fund.
Project Formulation Assistance (PFA) Grants
Project Formulation Assistance (PFA) grants are additional small grants on top of Project Formulation Grants (PFGs) and available for NIEs that need funding to undertake a specific technical assessment (i.e. environmental impact assessment, vulnerability assessment etc.) during the project preparation and design stage. The amount available for each NIE for project formulation assistance is a maximum of US$20,000 per project.
Technical Assistance (TA) Grants
These are small grants to help NIEs build their capacity to address and manage environmental and social as well as gender associated risks within their projects/programmes in accordance with the Fund’s Environmental and Social Policy (ESP) and Gender Policy. Through this grant, NIEs have the option to hire consultant(s) to help them address these issues.
There are two types of Technical Assistance grants:
- TA Grants for ESP and Gender Policy: These are small grants to enable NIEs to put in place safeguards to address social and environmental risks as wells as gender related issues posed by adaptation projects and programmes by tapping into external expertise through short-term consultancies.
- TA Grant for Gender Policy: These are small grants to enable NIEs that have previously received a TA Grant for ESP before the Fund’s Gender Policy was in place to update their environmental and social safeguards by integrating gender within their social and environmental policies and procedures in accordance with the Fund’s Gender Policy approved in 2016. NIEs can use the grant to tap into external expertise through short-term consultancies.
Readiness Grants Approved to Date
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