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The key findings and recommendations were reviewed during the Nordic mission to Vietnam in October 2015.

The key findings and recommendations from the Design Stage of the Nordic Partnership Initiative Pilot Programme for Supporting Up-Scaled Climate Change Mitigation Action in Vietnam’s Cement Sector, also called the Cement NAMA (Natio

Participant in the EcoMicro Program. Photo: Integral Sociedad de Ahorro y Crédito, El Salvador

NDF approved a EUR 4.1 million grant for the project EcoMicro 2.0

Since 2012, NDF and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) have co-financed the EcoMicro technical cooperation program which trains microfinance institutions (MFIs) to provide new green finance instruments in order to capitalise on new opportunit

Rooftop solar system. Photo: IDB

Recycling company in Honduras secures credit for investments in renewable energy through IDB and NDF Climate and Clean Energy Facility

NDF’s co-finance partner, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a credit of USD 5.5 million to support the largest scrap materials recycling company, Inversiones Materiales, S.R.L. (Invema), in Honduras.


Nordic mayors present city solutions in dialogue with Latin American mayors

Nordic mayors present Nordic experiences with climate change adaptation and mitigation in their cities at the Latin America and Caribbean Mayors Forum 2015 taking place in Washington DC at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).


Icelandic and Japanese experts lead intensive geothermal project development training course under the Geothermal Training Program

“This course is very useful for my work as geothermal geologist and I have learned many new things” says Ana Garcia Diego Martinez, a geologist from the Mexican Federal Energy Commission.


To help communities through periods of drought the Nordic Development Fund finances large-scale water harvesting plants in Nicaragua

“This time is normally the rainy season” tells Armando Coronado, community leader of El Tule, “but so far we have not seen much rain this year.” El Tule is located in the mountains outside of San Isidro in Central Nicaragua.


The two agreements were signed in connection with NDF’s visit to Manila this week

ADB and NDF signed the co-financing agreement for the Sustainable and Resilient Urban Development in Vietnam (Innovative and Climate Resilient Housing in the Mekong Delta) on 10 September in Manila.


The newly appointed Diwakar Gupta, Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Cofinancing Operations at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), met with NDF in Manila

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss collaboration opportunities between NDF and ADB. NDF has an extensive project portfolio with ADB and is interested in seeking new ways of engaging with them.

Representatives from Water Services Trust Fund in Kenya, Kenyan Embassy of Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Finnfund and NDF

A delegation from Water Services Trust Fund in Kenya met representatives of NDF

On Tuesday 1 September 2015, a delegation from Water Services Trust Fund in Kenya visited NDF. The delegation was composed of Hon.


Geothermal stakeholders in the African Rift Valley gathered 12-13 August in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the possibility of establishing an Africa Geothermal Centre of Excellence in Kenya.

The energy need in Africa is huge and the demand is constantly increasing. Many countries in the East Africa Rift Valley are hoping that geothermal energy can be a part of their energy solution.

Cooking demonstration in Prey province, Cambodia. Photo: SNV

Read about lessons learnt from the project “Gender and Climate Change”

NDF is funding a technical assistance project in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam, which is administrated by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Solar panel in Diourbel region, Senegal. Photo: NDF

NDF has approved a EUR 0.5 million grant financing to support an assessment of the market for climate resilience in two key sectors in three large developing countries

“The Market for Climate Resilience in Latin America, Africa and Asia” builds on the PROADAPT concept piloted by NDF and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the IDB Group.


Twenty-five Latin American students participate in this year’s Geothermal Diploma Course in El Salvador. The training course is financed by NDF and the Inter-American Development Bank.

This year’s Geothermal Diploma Course, already the fifth in a row, has been launched in El Salvador.

Cooking demonstration in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia

On 7 July 2015, the Board of Directors approved additional financing of EUR 415,000 for the project Gender and Climate Change (ADB: TA 7914 Harnessing Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives to Benefit Women)

The objective of the project is to support an improved enabling environment for gender-sensitive climate change mitigation policies and project finance in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Photo: Integral Sociedad de Ahorro y Crédito, El Salvador

The EcoMicro program, cofinanced by NDF, uses microfinance to deliver green results.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are financing the EcoMicro program.

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An article on NCF livestock support project in Honduras and Nicaragua has been published at namanews.org.

Read the article here, about how support from NCF enables a shift towards alternati


NDF Newsletter 2/2015 has now been published online.

The newsletter includes, for instance, articles about flood risk management in Senegal, geothermal challenge of East Africa and road resilience developed in Cambodia.

Photo: Aage Jørgensen

Bolivia and Central American countries preparing to access the Green Climate Fund

Nordic Development Fund (NDF) will together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) support six countries in Latin America in their preparations for getting access to climate finance from the Green Climate Fund.

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The Africa Water Facility has received the award “Project Preparation Facility of the Year” by Africa investor

The African Water Facility (AWF) was recognised as the “Project Preparation Facility of the Year” at the Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Developers and Investment Summit 2015, held 2 June in Cape Town, South Africa.

Photo: Patrick Glenn Doyle/IDB

IDB expands Climate and Clean Energy Facility to finance energy efficiency, renewables and adaptation

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has doubled the size of its Climate and Clean Energy Facility for innovative climate change projects to USD 100 million, due to client demand and interest from international climate funds.