Financing Adaptation

Financing Adaptation(274)
The financing needs for climate change adaptation in developing countries for 2010-2050 are estimated at $100B per year, equivalent to current official development assistance levels across all sectors.Improved capacity to prepare sophisticated proposals to the donour community can increase the chance of accessing finance options.
14 November 2014

The South-South Cooperation on Climate Change Forum (SSCCC Forum) will take place in the interval of COP20 of UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, on December 8. The Forum will bring together 10 ministers from Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and Caribbean, principals of UN agencies, UNEP, UNDP, UNFCCC, UNCCD, GEF and IPCC, senior representatives of development agencies and international organizations, leaders of science and business communities, as well as practitioners from around the world.

The SSCCC Forum aims to contribute to a successful post 2015 climate agreement by promoting South-South Cooperation as an integral part of global action against climate change. The Forum is a unique opportunity for participants to engage in the ongoing climate talks and provide recommendations on a number innovative actions, policy setting, financing and institutional development to enable rapid scaling up South-South Cooperation initiatives. The day event will feature an Opening Ceremony and Ministerial Dialogue followed by high-level panels in plenary.

The Forum is co-sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, UNEP, UNDP, and supported by SDC, WWF-China, UNEP-Tongji-IESD, UNFCCC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is being organized in partnership by the UNEP-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP), NDRC Climate Change Department and INTASAVE.

Registration is open to COP20 delegates, the media, and local science, policy and business communities in Peru.

Register now!

Marriott Hotel, Lima, Peru
09 September 2014

USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific is partnering with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to jointly organize a regional forum on Strengthening Country Systems to Access and Manage Climate Change Adaptation Financing in Asia and the Pacific. By doing so, the project seeks to further strengthen its partnership with UNDP, building on the strong relationship that has developed through a series of collaborative efforts in the region, including the ongoing Economics of Climate Change Adaptation capacity building programs in both Asia and the Pacific, as well as the joint assistance provided to governments in the region to prepare climate change adaptation projects for funding by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF).

Many of the cooperative initiatives between USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific and UNDP invest in developing institutional capacities to plan, budget and implement climate change adaptation policies and actions. In the wake of the Green Climate Fund, which opens additional opportunities for climate finance, the countries require better preparedness to absorb and direct this additional finance to national adaptation priorities. In addition, given USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s successful collaboration with UNDP and considering both programs’ overlapping mandates, it makes programmatic sense to renew and reinvigorate this effort during the remaining years of the USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific project based on the expressed needs of country participants.

This jointly organized meeting will explore opportunities for countries of the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their country systems in order to better access and manage climate adaptation financing. The meeting will give participants the combined benefits of drawing on each organizing entity’s relative strengths in the field, namely USAID Adapt Asia-Pacific’s experience with climate fund requirements and its work building in-country climate change adaptation financial management capacity and UNDP’s continuing work to strengthen country systems in the region, particularly its recently initiated National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), in partnership with UNEP, which is assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and other developing countries to identify technical, institutional and financial needs to integrate climate change adaptation into ongoing medium and long-term national planning and budgeting.

Siem Reap, Cambodia
07 July 2014

The art of writing…

What is this course about?
You have an excellent project idea and now the challenge of gaining access to funding is facing you. Should you respond to a request for services, call for proposals or approach a donor organisation directly? An attractive, convincing and honest proposal will increase your chances manifold! However, to write a good proposal it is essential that you have a good understanding of donors’ needs, formats, writing styles and regulations for reporting. A good understanding on how to turn clients’ needs into a convincing strategy and concrete activities in line with your organisation’s capabilities in a compelling way, is winning half the battle.

Staff members working for NGOs, universities, consultancy firms or government bodies who face the challenge to write winning proposals and accurate reports according to rules and regulations of the client.

At the end of this course you understand the client’s demands, the contents of a tender dossier and guidelines and other donor’s rules and regulations and know how to analyse them. You will have discussed the coordination of the writing process and have received writing tips and styles to complete a successful proposal and report.


  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 25th - 29th August 2014
  3. Course fee: € 750
  4. Country: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

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  1. Tender and grant terminology and procedures
  2. How to find opportunities?
  3. Analysis of the terms of reference or guidelines
  4. Analysis of client’s rules and regulations for reporting
  5. Steps in your writing process
  6. Tips for attractive writing
  7. Communication skills
  8. Writing tips
  9. Appraisal of the proposal and report

Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Dhaka, Bangladesh


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