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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites members of the climate and development community to participate in a web chat on gender and climate finance at 8:30pm on 25 March in North America EST (-5 GMT) / 12:30am on 26 March GMT / 8:30am on 26 March in Manila.

NDF is co-financing a project titled Gender and Climate Finance in the Mekong region with ADB. According to its strategy NDF supports projects that address gender equality and climate change.


Read about NDF's recent events and activities in the newly published newsletter

Read about Mr Aly Abou Sabaa's view of NDF and African Development Bank cooperation, the Transport Day 2013 seminar and the new projects of NDF in NDF Newsletter 1/2014


NDF publishes a newsletter in Spanish

Se puede bajar el Boletín Informativo en formato pdf: FND Boletín Informativo 1/2014


The ClimDev Special Fund (CDSF) supports both adaptation and mitigation projects within infrastructure, natural resources and climate change related capacity building in Africa.

There have been challenges in African countries in gathering the information needed for assessing climate risks and quantifying climate trends.


NDF is financing a part of the Rural Roads Improvement Project II, which aims to rehabilitate roads across nine provinces in Cambodia.

NDF is financing a part of the Rural Roads Improvement Project II, which aims to rehabilitate roads across nine provinces in Cambodia.


NDF is co-financing with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) a technical cooperation project to establish a Transport NAMA Support Facility with the aim of strengthening transport NAMA development in Asia

The Warsaw Statement on Low Carbon Transport and Sustainable Development endorsed at Transport Day 2013, alongside the nineteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), emphasises the use of


Regional Geothermal Training Facility in El Salvador invites new students

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and NDF are co-financing a geothermal Training Programme in El Salvador intended to serve the whole Latin American and Caribbean region.


Nordic Council of Ministers has recently published a working paper titled “Nordic Cooperation on fossil-fuel subsidy reform in developing countries: Assessing Options and Opportunities”.


African Development Bank and Nordic Development Fund agree on moving forward with a batch of new projects during a visit to Tunis

NDF visited the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis this week to further promote cooperation on climate change related activities in Africa.


NDF is celebrating its 25 years of activities.

At the beginning of February this year, NDF has been operational for 25 years. We at NDF are celebrating this milestone while working.


The Management of NDF participated in roundtable discussion on climate change programs in the GMS

Managing Director Pasi Hellman and Deputy Director Leena Klossner participated on 16 January 2014 in Bangkok in a roundtable discussion on climate change programs financed by various donors in the Greater Mekong Subregion.


The Management of NDF visited Cambodia to discuss NDF’s cooperation with the country and the progress of NDF co-financed activities in the country.

Managing Director Pasi Hellman and Deputy Director Leena Klossner visited Cambodia during 13-15 January to discuss NDF’s cooperation with the country and the progress of NDF co-financed activities in the country.

Photo: Pamela Schönberg

Icelandic Foreign Minister visits NDF, NIB and NEFCO

The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson, visited NDF, NIB and NEFCO on 7 January 2014.


Ten winners will receive support for their innovative projects related to energy efficiency and renewable energy

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the 10 winners of the IDEAS 2013 Energy Innovation Contest, an initiative to improve energy efficiency and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.


NDF and IDB have signed an agreement to support adaptation planning in marginal neighbourhoods in Tegucigalpa.

The Latin American region is the second most urbanized on the planet. In 1980 about 62% of the population lived in urban areas while in 2012 it was 82%.


26 Latin American students completed their specialized geothermal diploma course in El Salvador.

For five months, 26 students from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, have been trained through a specialized geothermal diploma course at the University of El Salvador.


The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) presents Action Plans for Managua and Cochabamba to address climate change and increase resilience

Together with representatives from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), Mayor Daysi Torres presented the Managua Action Plan at a public event last week in Managua.

Photo: Aage Jørgensen

NDF approved a project to develop adaptive capacity and integration of climate change aspects into planning and design of road transport infrastructure.

Extreme weather events, such as heavy rainfall and floods, can have serious deteriorating effects on road infrastructure in Mozambique.

Photo: Aage Jørgensen

NDF supports adaptation actions to improve living standards in water-scarce rural communities

As a consequence of the reduced amount of water received from the retreating glaciers and to meet the growing fresh water demand of the La Paz metropolitan area, a major water supply project will be implemented under the Pilot Program for Climate