From application submission to the final report

Participants of training

IKI-Workshop; Photo: Stephanie Stuehler / IKI

The IKI Programme Office will realise trainings for international grant recipients in Berlin (Potsdamer Platz 10, 10785 Berlin) on 25 June 2018. It provides guidance on the legal, administrative and financial requirements for IKI funding. Due to structural reasons, applicants with specific questions regarding the current 2018 selection procedure should not participate in the training. During the trainings, participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, to network and to address specific questions to the IKI Programme Office.

If you are interested or have any questions regarding the contents and schedule of the trainings, please contact the IKI Programme Office at programmbuero(at)

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) invites interested parties annually to take part in a call for proposals, in which projects are selected for funding from the IKI. The first step in entering this procedure is to submit a project outline. If approved, a formal funding application will then have to be submitted. After a thorough evaluation, the BMUB decides whether to fund the project.

Administrative requirements for the entire project cycle
Implementing a project with IKI funding entails certain administrative requirements which may present a challenge for many organisations. For this reason, in June 2018 the IKI Programme Office will, for the third time, be offering trainings for the staff of the different national and international grant recipients, to explain the formal requirements and illustrate them with the help of practical examples.

The training is intended to help every participating organisation to successfully comply with all of IKI’s requirements as efficiently as possible. To this end, all phases of the project cycle – from submitting a funding application to the audit of the final report – will be covered, with regard to the following questions:

  • What information has to be included in the funding application?
  • Which expenditures are eligible for funding?
  • What does the interim report have to include?
  • What information is absolutely necessary for the final financial report, to avoid reimbursements of the grant?

National and international grant recipients who have been invited to submit an application by the 2017 selection procedure or grant recipients who are already implementing current projects may apply. Multilateral and international organisations (UNE, UNDP, FAO etc.) are requested to refrain from attending the training for strategic reasons. Participation in the training is free of charge and will take place on 25 June 2018 for international grant recipients in Berlin (Potsdamer Platz 10, 10785 Berlin). Travel and accommodation costs must be paid by the participants themselves. Catering cannot be provided on the day itself for organisational reasons.

Participation in the trainings has no influence on the approval procedures of funding applications. 

Previous Trainings 2016

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), 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.

Further information

If you are interested, please contact the IKI Programme Office at programmbuero(at) and state your name, organisation and business e-mail address. Registrations are possible up to and including 08 June 2018. The number of participants is limited. A maximum of two people per organisation can participate.Further training courses will be announced on this page. If you have any suggestions for further trainings, please contact the IKI program office.

Due to the limited time available, we would ask you to send your questions and suggestions on training and topics to programmbuero(at) in advance.