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The new Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), housed in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is launching its first call for grant proposals.
African governments, NGOs, research and regional institutions are invited to apply by following the instructions and the structure of the attached form called “ACCF_funding request” and by filling the attached logframe, and submitting their proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight CET on August 8th, 2014. Grants will start from US$ 250,000 and will be dedicated to climate finance readiness projects, programmes or activities.
The first call for proposals objectives are, on the one hand, to enhance the capacity of African countries to improve their national institutional governance for direct and international access to climate finance, and on the other hand, to develop transformational policies, programs and projects for climate resilience and low carbon growth, in alignment with UNFCCC decisions.
As such, examples of activities to be supported include (although this list is not exhaustive):
ACCF grants can be used to fund the following type of activities: the recruitment of national and international consultants; trainings; consultation workshops; regional and international meetings; communication, advocacy and translation services; the provision of technical assistance in the preparation of studies and analytical pieces; and office equipment and transportation fees (these costs are eligible only if a direct beneficiary executes the grant after approval by the Bank).
Established in April 2014 by the AfDB, the ACCF was created with an initial contribution of €4.725 million from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The fund’s objective is to scale up climate smart development in African countries by increasing the mobilization of international climate finance.
Interested eligible beneficiaries are invited to get in touch with the AfDB field office in their country or with the ACCF Secretariat for more information: email@example.com