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NCF 6 projects selected

Photo: Neil Palmer (CIAT). The picture is from the Mount Kenya region.
Photo: Neil Palmer (CIAT). The picture is from the Mount Kenya region.

The shortlist for the Nordic Climate Facility’s sixth call for proposals is completed and fourteen applicants will be invited for contract negotiations

The sixth NCF call addresses the theme of “green growth for sustainable livelihoods”. Emphasis is on projects with possibilities to create climate-related business opportunities and sustainable green jobs.

“We can see from the high quality proposals received that there is a great deal of innovative climate change solutions and technologies within the Nordic region waiting to be tested to explore their development and climate change impacts in low-income countries,” says Emeli Möller, NCF Manager.

The NCF evaluation team has thoroughly evaluated 31 full proposals to ensure they are in line with the theme and fulfil the NCF project criteria. Applicants were, amongst other things, required to specify the innovative nature of their proposed project and clarify how the project could be sustainable beyond NCF financing. Fourteen projects have been shortlisted and contract negotiations with the shortlisted applicants are expected to begin in August 2016. The outcome of these negotiations will be announced later this year.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has allocated approximately EUR 6 million for projects under the sixth call. For the sixth call, there is a specific focus on Africa; at least 50% of the NCF 6 grant  will go towards projects in Africa. Based on the final shortlist, this target will be easily met.

The Nordic Climate Facility provides grants up to EUR 500,000 with co-financing requirements for innovative climate-related projects in countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. NCF is funded and administered by the Nordic Development Fund. Calls 1-4 are administered by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). 

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Nordic Climate Facility
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