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Read about NAMA financing, NDF’s partnership with the IDB and the Emerging Sustainable Cities Initiative among other recent activities.

The newly published Newsletter includes detailed information on NDF’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) activities. Currently the total NDF support to projects with elements of NAMA development exceeds EUR 21 million.


Seminar brings together financial investors, project developers, industry, country stakeholders and donors with a common interest in increasing investment in sustainable energy in Africa.

The aim of the seminar was to present and discuss experiences and new opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa with a view to stimulating enhanced interest, exchanging ideas, forging connections and alliances, and working constructively towards increa


The focus of this call was particularly in Africa and on inclusive green growth.

Altogether 96 pre-qualification proposals were submitted by Nordic organisations with their partner organizations in developing countries in response to the fourth call for proposals under the heading “Inclusive green growth projects contri


NDF has approved a EUR 4.0 million grant financing to support the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI).

NDF will in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank provide new support to the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI).


IDB blogs feature IDB-NDF partnership on climate change.

"As the joint development finance institution of the five Nordic countries, the NDF’s commitment to facilitating climate change investments in Latin America and the Carribean is a testament to the region’s importance as


26 students embark on 5-month geothermal training course.

NDF participated in the official launch of the 2014 Geothermal Diploma Course on 6 June in El Salvador. The event is organised by the National Energy Council, University of El Salvador, and the geothermal company LAGEO.


NDF participated on 26 May 2014 at the Geothermal Donor Collaboration Meeting in Reykjavik, Island. The meeting was hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Icelandic Development Agency (ICEIDA).

The meeting gathered representatives from appropriate ministries within the East Africa Rift Valley countries, the donor community and private power producer to discuss geothermal development in Africa.


The signing of the agreement took place in connection with the AfDB Annual Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 May 2014.

Mr. Aly Abou-Sabaa, Vice-President in the African Development Bank and Mr. Pasi Hellman, Managing Director of the Nordic Development Fund, signed an agreement on NDF support to the ClimDev Special Fund hosted by AfDB.


NDF and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF, part of the Inter-American Development Bank Group) and other counterparts are financing the project that is the first of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The project aims to introduce and develop a commercially viable biogas market that will improve the incomes, livelihoods and quality of life of rural farmers and their families in Nicaragua.


NDF continues to raise general awareness on integrity issues

NDF is committed to working proactively to prevent fraud and corruption in its operations, and the co-operation with other IFI’s within this area has been intensified in recent years.


The new Host Country Agreement between the Government of Finland and NDF has been approved by the Finnish Parliament and accepted by the President of the Republic of Finland and has entered into force on 11 May 2014. The agreement was signed 15 October 2013.

As international organizations such as NDF do not fall under any national legislation, a number of matters of both principal and practical nature are settled by an agreement between the organization and the host country.


NDF visited the Secretariats of the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of ministers to exchange views on how NDF is being active in the area of promoting climate change related issues in developing countries.

The Nordic Council has recently recommended to the governments of the Nordic countries that they should intensify political dialogue b


The SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable Transport is a global multi-stakeholder partnership of over 80 organizations that promotes sustainability in the transport sector.

The SLoCaT newsletter for April-June 2014 mentions three recent projects co-financed by NDF and Multilateral Development Banks.


This review summarises and analyses the progress made by NCF during 2013.

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) provides grant financing to encourage and promote technological innovations in areas susceptible to climate change in low-income countries.


The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) team has reviewed the 94 pre-qualification applications received for the fourth call for proposals and 26 applicants have been shortlisted.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present a full proposal. The final applications shall be submitted to NCF by early May. The detailed guidelines and templates have been provided to the shortlisted applicants.


In its latest article SciDev.net provides a portrait of NDF through interviews with partners and NDF management.

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The significance of NDF and IDB Group collaboration is highlighted in the new partnership report.

NDF-IDB collaboration goes back to 1991 and at present NDF works with all institutions in the IDB Group which is composed of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Multilateral Investment Fund


The Zambian Government will receive support for planning a climate resilient transport sector through a project co-financed by NDF.

An agreement between Minister Alexander B.


Read about NDF’s activities during 2013 in the newly published Annual Report.

You can download the report as PDF-file or it can be read directly online at the special NDF library at


NDF hosted an event where Ellis Juan from the Inter-American Development Bank discussed the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) in Latin America with Nordic experts on development and climate finance.

Latin America is undergoing rapid urbanization and in 2014 more than 80% of the population are living in cities. This development trend creates tremendous challenges on individual cities.