From application submission to the final report

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Participants of the training session in Berlin. Photo: Stephanie Stühler/IKI

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Programme Office for the first time conducted training sessions in January and February 2016 on legal and financial requirements of project support in the framework of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Nearly 70 participants from 48 national and international grant recipients were able to benefit from the training sessions, two of which took place in Berlin and one in Washington D.C.

The multi-day workshops focused on the legal and administrative requirements that grant recipients must observe and apply. The training looked at the entire procedure of a project cycle from submitting applications to implementing projects and the final stage of preparing the final financial report. Working through practical examples, participants were able to learn how reporting is conducted in the framework of IKI. There was also time to exchange experiences, to network and to ask staff from the Programme Office specific questions.

The training sessions were designed so participants could actively contribute with their questions and experiences. The feedback was thus very positive, with comments stating that the sessions provided a 'good mix of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises'. The exchange with other grant recipients and colleagues from the Programme Office allowed participants to better understand the legal frameworks. 'I was able to gain many helpful tips on submitting applications and implementing my IKI projects,' said one participant after the training.