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17.5.2018
A new video release and a panel of past EEP Africa grant recipients mark the launch of the latest EEP Africa Call for Proposals

15 May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa - With a well-attended event on the first day of Africa Utility Week (AUW) in Cape Town, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the EEP Africa team officially opened the EEP Africa Innovation w

15.5.2018
EEP Africa hosts investor representatives and EEP Africa project developers for a matchmaking session at the start of Africa Utility Week in Cape Town

14 May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa - A group of clean energy sector investors representing venture capital, impact finance, private equity, DFIs and financial institutions came together with EEP Africa project developers one da

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14.5.2018
The position offers challenging and varying tasks in a stimulating working environment in NDF's office in central Helsinki.

The position is for two years with possibility for extension. The Program Manager will work as a member in the NDF operations team and report to the Vice President in charge of operations.

Nairobi. Photo: Ninara, CCL
4.5.2018
New innovative partnership between Kenyan and Nordic stakeholders will contribute to solving the growing climate challenges in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi

NDF has approved EUR 500,000 to co-finance the establishment of the Kenya-Nordic Green Hub in Nairobi, Kenya to promote Nordic green solutions.

26.4.2018
The assignment as NCF Project Officer offers challenging and varying tasks in an international organisation.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the joint development and climate finance institution of the five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden - with a mandate to finance and facilitate climate investments, primarily in l

Photo: The World Bank
20.4.2018
NDF signed a credit agreement with Benin and a grant agreement with the World Bank during the World Bank’s Spring Meetings.

NDF was the first financing institution to approve financing of a total amount of EUR 13.1 million for the West African Coastal Areas Program. The World Bank approved financing of USD 225 million for the project in April. 

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17.4.2018
NDF is partnering with Nordic organisations in arranging events for presenting its financing opportunities available especially for the private sector.

NDF’s flagship challenge funds, the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) and the 

Colonia Villa Nueva, Tegucigalpa. Photo: Aage Jorgensen
13.4.2018
New NDF-financed publication: Asset Planning for Climate Change Adaptation in Poor Neighbourhoods of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

In studies of climate change vulnerability, an important constraint relates to the uncertainty of climate projections that local governments require to estimate the risks and impacts that climate events have in different areas within the city.

5.4.2018
Helsinki meeting provides venue for strengthening a growing partnership for green finance and SME growth in Africa

NDF hosted colleagues from the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) and Denmark’s Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) for a meeting of the AGF Audit Committee.

Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) headquarters in Maputo. Photo: NDF
23.3.2018
The Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) will begin a new multi-nationally supported project to modernise and improve meteorological services.

Maputo 23 March 2018 - Mozambique  is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events such as drought, floods and cyclones.

22.3.2018
Smart initial investment in West Africa leads to a more extensive financing package.

The West Africa Coastal Area Erosion and Adaptation Project (WACA, NDF C77), a recipient of EUR 500,000 in NDF support, was successfully completed in 2017.

Cattle farmer Alfredo Matus telling how biogas increases his production. Photo: NDF
20.3.2018
Farmers increase their production and save money through climate-friendly biogas technology in NDF-supported project in Nicaragua

NDF is on a supervision mission to Central America and together with the NGO SNV, we visited four different biogas systems.

16.3.2018
Read the newly published Annual Report 2017 online
15.3.2018
The main responsibilities are to support in preparing and reviewing contractual documents, and to perform background research and proof-reading of legal documents.

The work is conducted on an hourly basis, approximately 2-3 days/week starting in April 2018 and continuing to the end of November 2018.

12.3.2018
NCF has directly benefitted 1.4 million people across Africa, Asia and Latin America

NDF and NEFCO have together published the Nordic Climate Facility Results Report 2017.

9.3.2018
The new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund covering Southern and East Africa goes live with a combined commitment of EUR 25 million from Finland and NDF

NDF hosted a delegation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA Finland) today for the signing of a EUR 15 million financing commitment to the new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund covering Southern and East Africa (EEP

8.3.2018
The report confirms NDF’s results to be highly satisfactory at all levels.
Photo: NDF
27.2.2018
NDF, WB, AfDB and AUC come together to discuss how to harness the private sector and mobilise public-private partnerships to unlock delivery on climate resilient infrastructure in Africa

Marrakech 27 February 2018. This morning marked the opening of the third Africa Climate Resilient Infrastructure Summit (ACRIS III) in Marrakech.

20.2.2018
On 16 February 2018, NDF Managing Director, Pasi Hellman, had the opportunity to meet with Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to discuss current and future collaboration between the two organisations.

During the meeting, it was noted that both organisations share similar strategic principles, based on the financing of innovative climate projects.

Photo: LAFREC Project
13.2.2018
The country looks to improve the management of forests and search for alternative sources of fuel.

Rwandan officials have called for strong collaboration between all stakeholders to ensure that efficient alternative sources of energy are found and wood fuels are utilized efficiently.

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