The Adaptation Fund, established by the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is mandated to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol and to allow direct access to the Fund by those Parties. The total amount of funds to be made available for eligible developing country Parties will depend on the market-based monetization of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) which are the AF's main source of revenue. The total available resources is expected to be between USD 250-350 million by 2012. Funding from other sources such as donations may also supplement the proceeds of the monetization of CERs.
The AFB has recently approved its Operational Policies and Guidelines which allow eligible Parties, seeking financial resources from the Adaptation Fund, to submit proposals either directly through their accredited National Implementing Entity (NIE) or using the services of Multilateral Implementing Entities (MIEs). All project proposals require the endorsement of the authority which has been designated by the relevant Government to make such endorsements.
In its ninth meeting, the AFB issued a call for project proposals. The Board also decided to accredit the first three agencies to manage grants from the Adaptation Fund. These agencies are the Centre de Suivi Ecologique from Senegal, which is the first national organization that will be able to propose adaptation projects directly to the Board, as well as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.
Project proposals can only be submitted through the aforementioned accredited agencies. Their accreditation decision was supported by a stringent analysis of the fiduciary standards of the organization, carried out by an expert panel.
To apply for funding, please use the project submission template located at the Templates for Submission page.
The deadline for project submissions for the eleventh Board meeting is July 28, 2010
The AFB requests that the project submissions be written in English. Kindly address your submissions to the AFB Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
If necessary, Parties can also request information at:
+1 202 473-6390 (Tel)
+1 202 522-3240 (Fax)
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