Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme

As of: September 2021

The programme prepared selected countries to access financing through the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The programme strengthened the recipient countries institutionally and strategically, enabling them both to plan effective and efficient uses of GCF financing, And thereafter to apply for, manage, deploy and monitor the funds. For example, it advised the target countries on the preparation of specific projects based on their national climate strategies and it did support them in developing monitoring systems in order to trace any funds deployed. The programme had been set up in the form of a trust fund and plans called for expanding its capital with money from other donors. This did allow the programme to be extended to include additional countries.

State of implementation/results

  • Project is completed
  • Built and strengthen National Designated Authorities (NDAs) to establish national institutional structures to engage with the GCF
  • As part of this engagement, the Programme assists NDAs to select priority National Implementing Entities and project pipelines in all of the programme countries
  • Accreditation support was provided to Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority, Fiji Development Bank, Philippines Land Bank, EcoBank Ghana Ltd, Ghana’s Social Investment Fund, Benin’s National Fund for Environment and Climate, Nepal’s Alternative Energy Promotion Centre and National Trust for Nature Conservation and the Development Bank of El Salvador and the Social Investment Fund for Local Development in El Salvador
  • The Programme assisted NDAs to select priority National Implementing Entities and project pipelines in all of the programme countries
  • The project engaged in the preparation of and support to sixteen funding proposals overall: seven in Colombia, two in El Salvador, one in Benin, two in Ghana, one in Kenya, two in Nepal and one in Fiji

Project data

Benin, Colombia, El Salvador, Fiji, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, Philippines, Uzbekistan

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - France

Political partner(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern

Implementing partner(s):
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)

BMU grant:
15.000.000,00 €

12/2013  till  12/2019



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