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Photo: UNEP
25.3.2020

Significant results in a recently completed geothermal project has lifted up possibilities in expanding the collaboration to cover also land restoration and sustainable management of land

The Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and NDF have collaborated with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in the area of geothermal energy in a program that has recently been completed.

Photo: RARE Conservation
19.3.2020

Final evaluation and lessons learned find positive impacts of investments in climate-resilient development in two recent projects in Mozambique and Nicaragua

Resilience and adaptive capacity of coastal community livelihoods enhanced in Mozambique

16.3.2020

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19, the Nordic Development Fund has taken a number of actions in order to protect the staff and to ensure business continuity

The safety and wellbeing of our staff are of prime importance. Consequently most of NDF’s staff, including staff members who have returned from travel abroad, are working remotely. All business travel has been suspended.

Photo: Jesper Andersen
12.3.2020

NDF and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will finance support for the preparation and implementation of the New Linear Park between La Paz and El Alto in Bolivia

NDF has approved a booster grant of EUR 500,000 that will contribute to the preparatory studies and technical assistance as part of the preparations of a new major IDB-supported investment program “Parque Lineal entre La Paz y El Alto - Tha

Photo: Asian Development Bank
26.2.2020

NDF together with The Asian Development Bank (ADB) as Fund Manager, is formally announcing the launch of ADB Ventures (ADBV), a new venture capital and technical assistance facility to boost start-ups in Asia Pacific with impact technology solutions that address climate change and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Framing the challenges and opportunities

Photo: Emeli Möller
20.2.2020

As climate change is making flooding worse in Vietnam, Cold Flood Barrier provides a solution

Due to its location, Vietnam will be dramatically affected by climate change.

Photo: Forests of the World
12.2.2020

Forests of the World, in partnership with Ceiba Tourism Chamber of Commerse, and sponsored by NDF and IDB, is working with indigenous communities in Pico Bonito, Honduras to conserve forest ecosystems through a combined focus on land rights, forest monitoring, conservation and nature-based climate change resilience management, as well as bird tourism

“You could call it a series of pilot actions that all tie together around this one beautiful diversity-rich area of forest,” says Jakob Kronik, Director of International Cooperation, Forests of the World.

Photo: Miguel Oliveira
4.2.2020

The new EEP Africa Call for Proposals is now open. The theme of this call is Clean Energy Powering Green Growth with particular focus on clean energy for productive use and clean energy in circular economy solutions

EEP Africa invites competitive applications from registered, impact-driven companies, start-ups, and social enterprises.

Photo: rAREH
17.1.2020

NDF’s Board of Directors has approved additional equity financing of EUR 10 million for responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding

The private equity fund responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding Company (rAREH) is set to receive a further EUR 10 million in shareholder equity from NDF.

Photo: NDF
10.1.2020

NDF and the World Bank (WB) will share the costs of preparing a full Green Climate Fund (GCF) funding proposal package for Maputo, the capital of Mozambique
 

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has approved a grant of EUR 500,000 that will contribute to the costs of preparing a full GCF funding proposal on the Maputo Urban Transformation Project(MUTP) in Mozambique.
 

Photo: Marjo Koivumäki
27.12.2019

And there are investment opportunities right now and ready for scale

“Climate change is not a new risk. It isn’t aliens landing on the earth kind of risk,” said guest panellist Jay L.

Photo: Marjo Koivumäki
23.12.2019

SMEs the new engine for green growth and development

Speaking as a guest panellist at NDF’s recent anniversary event, Felix Bikpo, Group CEO of the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) said: “Businesses in Africa are just starting to under

Photo: EEP Africa
20.12.2019

With the additional year end contribution from Finland, EEP Africa increases funds under management to EUR 42 million

With an additional EUR 1,9 million commitment to EEP Africa, announced during the EEP Africa end-of-year Supervisory Board meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, Finland incr

Photo: Norden.org
20.12.2019

The main tasks include support to the communication and outreach activities, assistance in different phases of the project cycle, and support to general office tasks.

The position is for one year with possibility to one year's extension. The start of the employment is in early 2020.

Photo: EEP Africa
19.12.2019

Arusha, Tanzania - SunCulture, a Kenya-based company specializing in solar pumping, irrigation and technology solutions wins EEP Africa 2019 Project of the Year from a group of five finalists

The EEP Africa Project of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an EEP Africa portfolio company during the past year. 
 
Photo: Marjo Koivumäki
17.12.2019

But major transformational shift still needed says CPI’s Barbara Buchner

On the occasion of NDF’s 30-year anniversary in development aid and 10 years in climate financing, Executive Director of Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Barbara Buchner, led a panel on the future of climate financing.

Photo: EEP Africa
16.12.2019

The EEP Africa Annual Board Meeting and Knowledge Exchange Forum in Arusha brought together senior representatives from EEP Africa funding partners and key stakeholders from the renewable energy development, investment and policy space across Southern and East Africa

On 3 December 2019, the EEP Africa Trust Fund Supervisory Board gathered in Arusha, Tanzania for the annual governance meeting of the Fund. 

10.12.2019

A new study, co-financed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), presented today at a World Bank event at COP25, shows that the impacts of climate change on African marine fisheries will dramatically reduce fish catch.

Madrid 10 December 2019: Today at COP25 in Madrid, the World Bank presents the new report Climate Change and Marine Fisheries in Africa: Assessing Vulnerability and Strengthening Adaptation Capacity.

Photo: Marjo Koivumäki
5.12.2019

Greater focus on Blue economy to strengthen NDF profile, says Roth

In opening remarks on the occasion of NDF’s 30-year journey in development aid and 10 years in climate financing, Board Chair, Lars Roth reminded an audience of 100 stakeholders in Helsinki that the Climate Emergency is rea

Photo: Marjo Koivumäki
2.12.2019

Finland targets ambitious net-zero-carbon energy system by 2035

In welcome remarks on the occasion of NDF’s 30th anniversary celebration, Finland’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari offered his congratulations while stressing the importance o

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