Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Nordic Climate Facility’s Third Call for Proposals

The Nordic Climate Facility has issued the third call for proposals on “innovative low-cost climate solutions with a focus on local business development in eligible developing countries.” The Nordic Climate Facility aims to promote the transfer of technology, know-how and innovative ideas between the Nordic countries and low-income countries facing climate change challenges. The main goal is to bolster the capabilities of low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change challenges and implement sustainable development measures which will lead to the reduction of poverty.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has provided a total of EUR 12 million under the first two calls for proposals under the NCF. The third call for proposals launched in October 2011 has been granted

EUR 6 million by NDF for the theme Innovative low-cost climate solutions with a focus on local
business development.

Financing can be granted to partnerships between Nordic institutions, organisations, companies, or authorities, and qualified local partners in eligible low-income countries. The application should be submitted by the Nordic entity.

The eligible low-income countries for the NCF programme are:

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Latin America: Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua
Applications shall be submitted in two phases: Concept Phase and Final Phase.
The deadline to submit proposals is 16 January 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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