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NDF provides EUR 4.1 million to support the transfer and pilot testing of innovative biogas technologies in Vietnam

The agricultural sector is a major contributor to Vietnam’s economy. However, it is also a major contributor to environmental degradation in two important ways.


The Board of NDF approves EUR 4 million to climate adaptation and mitigation in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is a natural economic area bound together by the Mekong River, covering 2.6 million square kilometers and a combined population of around 326 million.


Development Today has interviewed NDF's consultant and former World Bank official Jeremy Warford, and NDF’s Country Programme Manager Aage Jørgensen

Development Today magazine no 19-20/2012 discusses “The art of defining climate projects”.  The article explains the problems of finding good climate projects and explains how NDF tackles the problem.


NDF is supporting Bolivia's work on climate change adaptation and mitigation

In the Sajama National Park in Bolivia llama herding communities can feel the impact of a changing climate through declining water resources which affect the sparse grazing areas for their livestock.


NDF supports the energy sector in Nicaragua

The Managua Municipality in Nicaragua is housed in 40-year old residential buildings. A comprehensive energy efficiency audit of the municipal offices took place in October 2012.


Invitation for Expression of Interest for consultancies and technical assistance services to microfinance institutions in Latin America

In 2012, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, in partnership with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), launched a $7 million USD Program called EcoMicro to expand green finance for micro, sm

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NDF has approved a EUR 460,000 grant to support a pilot project in Nepal

NDF will in partnership with the Asian Development Bank support the forth component, Pilot Project to Test the Climate Change Benefits of Biochar, under the Mainstreaming Climate Risk Management in Development Project in Nepal.

From the left: Duncan Smith, Deputy Head of Fraud and Investigations Division at European Investment Bank; Jannik Lindbaek, former President of NIB and former Executive Vice President of IFC; and Leonard McCarthy, Vice President, Integrity at World Bank Group.          |

Jannik Lindbaek, Leonard McCarthy and Duncan Smith were the key speakers at a high-level seminar on Integrity and Anti-Corruption arranged at NIB’s headquarters in Helsinki on 12 December 2012

Together with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), NDF arranged a joint seminar on Integrity and Anti-Corruption for the Board of Directors, Senior Management and Members of the Anti-Corruption Comm


NDF has approved a EUR 4.5 million grant financing to support improved weather forecasting and climate modelling in Mozambique

NDF will in partnership with the World Bank finance a component in the Transforming Hydro-Meteorological Services Project.

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Invitation for Bids for supply of equipment for the national blood service headquarters and southern area blood centre

The Ministry of Health has received funds from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) for the Implementation of the Ghana Health Services Rehabilitation Project III.

Photo from left: Engilbert Guðmundsson, Director General, ICEIDA; Pasi Hellman, Managing Director, NDF; Össur Skarphéðinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Egill Gíslason, NDF Board Chairman; and Rohit Khanna, Program Manager, ESMAP, World Bank.

NDF and ICEIDA have signed a co-financing agreement to support geothermal exploration in the East Africa Rift Valley States (EARS)

The agreement was signed by NDF's Chairman of the Board Egill Gíslason, NDF’s Managing Director Pasi Hellman and ICEIDA's Director General Engilbert Guðmundsson, in witness of Iceland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphé

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The Nordic Council, at its recent 64th Session in Helsinki, has proposed allocating more financing to NDF to support climate action in low-income countries

The Nordic Council proposes injecting more capital into the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to fund Nordic climate initiatives in developing countries.

Photo: Participants in the first Regional EEP Forum in Laos in 2010.

Third regional EEP Forum will take place in Vietnam in November 2012

The Energy and Environment Partnership with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) is organising its third annual regional forum to be held on the 20th November 2012 at Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.


The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) was established in 2009 and now the first project has been fully implemented.

Gaia Consulting Oy and Ethio Resource Group have completed their Nordic Development Fund (NDF) financed project on energy efficient cooking in Ethiopia.


Invitation for Expression of Interest for Climate Change and Disaster Management Consultancies

The Government of Nicaragua has received a grant from the Nordic Development Fund to co-finance the Disaster Management and Climate Change Program and intends to apply part of proceeds of this grant to eligible payments for Consulting Services re


NDF has revised its Guidelines for Project Identification and Screening

As a result of NDF’s new mandate in 2009, to finance climate change and development initiatives in developing countries, NDF faced the challenge of ensuring that it would only finance true climate change projects.


Pasi Hellman appointed new Managing Director of the Nordic Development Fund

The Board of Directors of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has appointed Mr. Pasi Hellman Managing Director of the Fund. Mr. Hellman, who is a Finnish national, will take up his position on 1 November 2012. He succeeds Mr.


EEP Mekong and Ministries of the EEP Mekong Partner Countries invite tenders for policy and strategic studies on renewable energy technology issues.

The EEP Mekong is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) and Nordic Development Fund (NDF). EEP Mekong operates in four GMS countries; Cambodia, Lao PDR; Thailand; and Vietnam.

Helge Semb is Managing Director of the Nordic Development Fund (left) and Leonard McCarthy, World Bank Integrity Vice President (right)

Both organizations agree to supporting the integrity of climate change projects and contributing to an adaptive global capacity that can better manage corruption risks

WASHINGTON, September 19, 2012— The World Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nordic Development Fund (NDF).


NDF has approved a grant of EUR 5.0 million to assist East Africa Rift Valley States (EARS) countries in completing the exploratory phase of geothermal development

The East Africa Rift Valley States (EARS) covering 13 countries, from Eritrea in the north to Mozambique in the south, all suffer from low access to electricity.