The Adaptation Fund held its Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #2 on July 15th-17th in Washington, DC. This seminar series, part of its Readiness Programme for Climate Finance, is designed to strengthen the effective and fully-operational climate finance direct access model the Fund has pioneered. Seminar #2 is a three-day gathering convening stakeholders for in-depth discussions about the climate finance project cycle, from project proposal design through approval, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Representatives from thirteen of the Fund’s accredited National Implementing Entities gathered at the workshop to share insights from their on-the-ground experiences, and glean insights in strengthening readiness for climate financing in their organizations, including: Argentina’s Unidad para el Cambio Rural (UCAR), Belize’s Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), Benin’s Fonds National pour l’Environnement (FNE), Costa Rica’s Fundecooperación para el Desarrollo Sosentible, India’s National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD), Jamaica’s Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Kenya’s National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Mexico’s Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología (IMTA), Peru’s Fondo de Promoción de las Areas Naturales Protegidas del Perú  (Profonanpe), Rwanda’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIREMA), Senegal’s Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE), and South Africa’s South African National Biological Institute (SANBI). Latin America’s Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), a regional implementing entity of the Adaptation Fund, is also attending.

The seminar also brought together experts from diverse organizations, including the the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the World Bank’s Climate Change Group, CARE, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB),the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Nature Conservancy, Conservation International (CI), German aid group GIZ, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, World Resources Institute (WRI), the United Nation’s Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and others.

Presentations from the Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #2 can be downloaded below.