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Earth Today | Adaptation Fund Launches Calls for Grants under the Climate Finance Readiness Programme

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE ADAPTATION Fund, of which Jamaica is already a beneficiary, has launched the 2018 calls for small grants under the Readiness Programme for Climate Finance.

The announcement was made during the fund's fifth annual Climate Finance Readiness Seminar for its accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) last month in Washington.

The Readiness grants are available for accredited NIEs to strengthen their overall capacity, particularly in the areas of environmental and social risk management and gender mainstreaming, as well as for providing peer support to countries seeking accreditation with the fund.

The calls include the following readiness grants:

1. Technical Assistance (TA) grants are aimed at supporting NIEs with the assessment and management of environmental and social risks and gender mainstreaming.

Call for TA Grants - ESP and Gender Policy

Call for TA Grants - Gender Policy

Read more about TA Grants

2. South-South Cooperation grants are aimed at supporting developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and do not yet have an accredited NIE. With the help of this grant, those countries may receive peer support from an accredited NIE during the accreditation process.

Call for South-South Cooperation Grants

Read more about South-South Cooperation Grants

The deadline for submitting grant applications is October 24, 2018. Further details on eligibility and criteria for all the grants are provided on the Adaptation Fund website.

The Readiness grants are part of the Adaptation Fund Readiness Programme for Climate Finance, which aims to increase the preparedness of applicant national implementing entities seeking accreditation with the Adaptation Fund, and to increase the number of high-quality project and/or programme proposals submitted to the board.

The programme also aims to advance direct access in developing countries and thus promotes the accreditation of NIEs from developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.