EPIU has acquired “Readiness Support” grant from GCF. This website is dedicated to the implementation of that program.
GCF funded this Readiness Support in 2017 around 300,000 dollars. The grant was provided to the NDA: Ministry of Nature protection for capacity building. The implementing agency is EPIU.
The “Readiness Support” Program is a funding program to enhance country ownership and access to the Fund. The Program provides resources for strengthening the institutional capacities of NDAs or focal points and Direct Access Entities to efficiently engage with the Fund. Resources may be provided in the form of grants or technical assistance.
All developing countries can access the “Readiness Support” Program, and the Fund aims for a floor of 50 percent of the readiness support allocation to particularly vulnerable countries, including Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and African States.
Up to USD 1 million per country per year may be provided under the “Readiness Support” Program. Of this amount, NDAs or focal points may request up to USD 300,000 per year to help establish or strengthen a NDA or focal point to deliver on the Fund’s requirements.
The GCF Board has also allocated up to USD 3 million per country for the formulation of national adaptation plans and/or other adaptation planning processes by NDAs or focal points. This support can facilitate the development of National Adaptation Plans, which set national priorities for measures to address adaptation to climate change.
Furthermore, GCF can provide capacity building for national or regional organizations (Direct Access Entities) that are nominated by their local NDAs. Support can be provided to enhance the ability of an entity to seek accreditation with the Fund, including for the fast-track accreditation process (pre-accreditation support).
Support can also be provided to build the capacities of Direct Access Entities that are already GCF accredited (post-accreditation support).
In each case readiness funds will be allocated in coordination with, and with the approval of, the relevant NDAs / focal points.
The Program aims to support five outcomes connected to the Program objectives:
- Strengthening country capacity,
- engaging stakeholders in consultative processes,
- realizing direct access,
- providing access to finance,
- mobilizing the private sector.
These outcomes are contained in Section 2 of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Proposal Template (logical framework).