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Photo: Aage Jørgensen
7.3.2019

The Nordic Development Fund, together with key African stakeholders and major development partners, focus on climate resilience solutions and funding to harness action at scale

The fourth Africa Climate Resilient Infrastructure Summit (ACRIS IV) took place this week at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

AIAS delegation and Beira authorities in front of the Sanitation and Drainage equipment. Photo: AIAS
1.3.2019

The Administration of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures (AIAS) in Mozambique delivers much-needed equipment to support the maintenance of urban drainage basins in the city of Beira

An official delegation from the Administration of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures (AIAS) delivered Sanitation and Drainage equipment to the Autonomous Service of Sanitation of Beira (SASB) on Wednesday 27 February in Beira.

Photo: EEP
12.2.2019

Save the Date! EEP Africa is excited to open a new gender-themed Call for Proposals on 20 February 2019. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 April 2019 at 13:00 Helsinki time (GMT+3)

See the details below or download as a pdf . Check back here for the full guidelines once the call is open.

Photo: GGGI Rwanda
7.2.2019

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is participating in the 3rd National Urban Forum in Kigali to discuss the financing of climate-resilient cities

Rwanda represents a good example of the rapidity and size of urban transformations that Africa faces. Rwandan cities’ growth rate is estimated to be one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa.

4.2.2019

Last year the Energy and Environment Partnership covering Southern and East Africa transitioned into a multi-donor trust fund. The EEP Africa Trust Fund is hosted by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), with funding currently from Austria, Finland and NDF. This new chapter combines a proven model for delivering results with an evolution of the facility.

The EEP Africa Fund includes new financing mechanisms for innovative clean energy projects, closer engagement with the downstream investor community, and a strengthened focus on achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Pari

28.1.2019

Ms Isaksson will take up her position on 15 August 2019

28 January 2019 in Helsinki, Finland -  The Board of Directors of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has appointed Karin Isaksson (Sweden) as the organisation’s new Managing Director.

Photo: Maja Bygvrå, Plan International DK
18.12.2018

Plan International Bangladesh received Urban Resilience Award for its Nordic Climate Facility-financed Community-Driven Climate Adaptation project

The Institute of Architects in Bangladesh organised the Third Annual Conference on Urban Resilience.

Photo: AECF and EEP Africa
17.12.2018

EEP Africa joins forces with AECF to bring together more than 40 investors and project developers to unlock additional investments in the renewable energy sector in Southern and East Africa

11th December 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya - The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) and the Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa) hosted an Investor Forum that brought together financiers and companies from ac

Photo: Joel Sheakoski
13.12.2018

NDF’s unique Debate Game was staged at the UN climate conference COP 24 Nordic Pavilion as part of the Nordic Finance Day, jointly developed by NEFCO, NIB and NDF, and hosted by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Should climate finance be directed to innovation? On Tuesday 12 December, 2018, the Nordic Development Fund invited COP24 participants to pit their ideas against each other in a unique debate game.

11.12.2018

The publication is launched at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, on Tuesday 11 December at 15:30 local time in an NDF-organised side event at the Nordic Pavilion.

NDF’s new publication Spurring climate innovation through challenge funds explores innovation spurred by two challenge funds that

Panellists at the ADB side-event included health officials from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, WHO, research institutions, ADB and NDF.
10.12.2018

Nordic Development Fund (NDF) participated in five events at COP 24 last week and we continue this week with more activities.

It was an active week for NDF at COP24 in Katowice in Poland where we participated in a number of events focusing on building resilience to climate change impacts.

Photo: Mon Zamora
10.12.2018

The NDF Board of Directors approved NDF support to the Climate Resilience and Adaptation Finance and Technology Transfer Facility (CRAFT) with a financing commitment of EUR 10 million.

CRAFT is the first commercial investment vehicle dedicated to expanding globally the availability of technologies and solutions for climate change adaptation and climate resilience.

30.11.2018

Join NDF's Debate Game: Fun event on innovation and climate finance

The Nordic Development Fund invites COP24 participants to bring their ideas on innovation and climate finance to the De

29.11.2018

At the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi NDF participated in the presentation of early findings of a study on climate change impacts and fisheries 

As part of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi, Kenya earlier this week, a special session focused on the presentation of a new study on climate change and fisheries in Africa.

Phot: Drawn to Light
26.11.2018

29 projects, representing EUR 14 million in requested funding, were approved by the EEP Investment Committee during a week which also featured the first meeting of the EEP Supervisory Board.

The EEP Investment Committee, consisting of representatives from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA),

Participants in the WACA launch
22.11.2018

Five ministers and eight high-level representatives from 13 African countries gathered in Dakar, Senegal on 8 November for the official launch of the WACA Program and WACA Platform.

The WACA Program helps countries access expertise and finance to sustainably manage their coastal areas.

Photo: NDF
1.11.2018

We offer challenging and varying tasks in a dynamic working environment in NDF's office in central Helsinki. The position is for two years with a possibility for extension.

More information about the position can be found in the job announcement.

11.10.2018

The project will showcase best-practice climate-resilient road infrastructure for the most heavily trafficked road section in Lao PDR.

NDF has approved EUR 8.0 million in concessional credit to join the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in financing the Lao PDR - National Road 13 North - Climate Resilient Upgrade and Maintenance project.

5.10.2018

The main responsibility of the Managing Director is to provide strategic and operational leadership in shaping NDF’s future strategic role, value proposition and orientation within the Nordic and wider international development and climate finance architecture.

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