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National Energy Council (CNE) in El Salvador invites qualified consultants to submit an expression of interest for development of a regional geothermal training plan

The National Energy Council (CNE) in El Salvador has received a grant from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and intends to apply the proceeds of this grant to payments under a contract for Consulti


NDF partners with the Inter-American Development Bank for a partial guarantee facility for energy efficiency investments

NDF and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have partnered for the $50 million Energy Efficiency Finance Facility to finance companies making investments in energy efficiency and self-supply renewable energy projects in Latin America and th

GGGI, OECD, UNEP and the World Bank launched the joint report “Moving towards a Common Approach on Green Growth Indicators” during the GGKP's 2nd Annual Conference, April 4-5, Paris, France.

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform has accepted Nordic Development Fund as a Knowledge Partner

On its recent meeting in Paris the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) accepted NDF as a new Knowledge Partner.


Investment Prioritization for Resilient Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Coastal Zones of Tanzania

The Government of Tanzania has requested support from the World Bank in the areas of improved coastal adaptation with a focus on fisheries/NRM management and sustainable tourism.


Request for Expression of Interest for Consulting Services for Nordic Partnership Initiative Pilot Programme for supporting up-scaled climate change mitigation action in Vietnam’s cement sector

The Government of Vietnam has received a grant from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) for the implementation of the Nordic Partnership Initiative Pilot Programme and intends to apply the proceeds of this grant to payments under a contract for Con


NDF's cooperation with IDB is highlighted in the bank’s new Partnership Report 2012.

Since 2009, NDF has cooperated with the IDB on numerous climate change and development initiatives.

Photographer: Arlette Pedraglio, IDB

NDF provides EUR 3.5 million to develop climate resilience in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) have announced the launch of a $11,865,000 regional facility, PROADAPT, which will support micro, small, an

Photo: Inter-American Investment Corporation

Recently organised energy efficiency workshops have sparked the interest of the Bolivian media.The GREENPYME workshops attracted 260 participants and received a positive response from the local newspapers.

“Efficient use of energy involves important economic benefits for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the medium and long term”, explains Energy Press in their newly published newspaper article “Efficiency: Good Business&rdqu


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

Photo: Emeli Möller

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

Photo: Johannes Jansson/norden.org

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.