NDF - Financing for climate change and development projects

Newsroom: News

Photo: GOAL

Under the Indigenous Peoples, Renewable Energy and Climate Change project financed by NDF in partnership with IDB, one of the implementing partners, GOAL, increased climate resilience in remote indigenous communities of La Moskitia, Honduras

There’s a lot of research done on climate resilience but what does this mean in practice for vulnerable populations whose lives and livelihoods are being increasingly threatened?


EEP Africa's first Annual Report since its transition to a multi-donor fund hosted by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is now published. The report highlights the new project portfolio and plans for the future, while also showcasing EEP Africa’s cumulative achievements since 2010

"In 2018, NDF proudly took on the legacy and future direction of EEP Africa, expanding our commitment to the clean energy and green growth transition in Africa.


The main responsibilities are to assist the Management, support the administrative tasks related to the office and staff, the meetings of the governing bodies as well as the communication activities. We offer challenging and varying tasks in an international organisation in the heart of Helsinki. The position is for three years with a possibility for extension.

More information about the position can be found in the job announcement.

Photo: Pixabay

IDB supports Chile in a sovereign green bond development using funding from the NDF- financed NDC Pipeline Accelerator

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the anchor donor of the NDC Pipeline Accelerator Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ACL), an IDB-led climate finance facility.

Photo: Aage Jørgensen

The urban workshop to learn from Nordic experience wraps-up in Malmö

Malmö Mayor Carina Nilsson welcomed the delegation of mayors and urban planners from Latin America and the Caribbean to a reception at the Old City Hall.

Photo: Aleksi Lumijärvi

NDF, together with implementing partner, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is designing a new venture capital and technical assistance fund, ADB Ventures, to boost innovative early-stage growth companies with climate technology-driven business models and solutions for Asia Pacific

“This fund is a truly new approach to a well-known challenge,” asserts NDF Manager, Aleksi Lumijärvi, who will be overseeing the rollout from the NDF side.

Workshop logo

Mayors from 16 Latin American and Caribbean cities participate in an urban workshop to learn from Nordic experience

27 May 2019, Copenhagen - Mayors and urban planners from major cities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago are in Copenhagen and Malmö to learn from Nordic u

Photo: Ignitia

Do you want to test an innovative climate solution in a developing country? Send your best idea to the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) and apply for grant financing for testing your climate solution. This year’s application period takes place between 5 June and 5 September 2019

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) finances innovative climate change projects in developing countries.

Photo: EEP Africa

The Investor Forum is an EEP Africa flagship event that brings value to both investors and project developers.

13 May 2019, Cape Town, South Africa – EEP Africa organised a successful matchmaking session for investors and renewable energy companies in Cape Town on Monday.


The Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) begins daily production of weather forecasts for the national television.

Mozambique is vulnerable to severe weather events as demonstrated by the two recent cyclones Idai and Kenneth in the middle and north of the country with a death toll of more than 700 people and estimated damages of more than one billion dollars.

Photo: Vista Analyse

In Vietnam, climate change poses a significant threat in rapidly growing cities. With strong rural-urban migration and low incomes, many households cannot afford permanent, high-quality houses and are at risk of severe structural damage during seasonal typhoons, which appear to be increasing in intensity due to climate change

The aim of the NCF project Implementing Incentives for Climate Resilient Housing Among the Urban Poor in Vietnam was to increase the penetration of storm-resilient housing among low-income households in Central Vietnam by testing different incent

Photo: M-PAYG

“In Malawi even if you’re on the grid, you can’t count on lighting or running basic appliances, because there are so many blackouts!” laments Hellen Chabunya, Country Director, Total LandCare Malawi. “And most people don’t have access anyway.”

Malawi has the lowest rate of electricity access in Africa, with less than 10 percent of the 18 million population able to access electricity, and a notably low average household electrification rate in rural areas of less than 2%.

Photo: AfDB

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 4 April, 2019 – The African Development Bank hosted the launch event of the Urban and Municipal Development Fund (UMDF) at the Bank’s Headquarters in Abidjan 3 April 2019.

The Urban and Municipal Development Fund (UMDF) of the African Development Bank is a multi-donor Trust Fund to scale up interventions in urban development and drive sustainable growth in cities across the African continent.

Photo: EEP Africa

EEP Africa hosted its 8th Knowledge Exchange Forum (KEF) on 28 March in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme for this KEF was Productive Use and Drivers for Renewable Energy Uptake in the SADC Region

EEP Africa promotes knowledge sharing through semi-annual Knowledge Exchange Forums. The event targets EEP Africa-supported project developers and other stakeholders in the sector.


The facility has spurred women’s empowerment and local business development

A diverse portfolio leads to diverse results.


The new issue highlights the ongoing success in activating private-sector climate funding

The newsletter includes an interview with the Chairman Hans Olav Ibrekk, the latest activities of NCF and EEP, our two challenge funds as well as the NDF-backed CRAFT story which was heralded as one of 2018’s most promising new funding

Photo: Aage Jørgensen

The Nordic Development Fund, together with key African stakeholders and major development partners, focus on climate resilience solutions and funding to harness action at scale

The fourth Africa Climate Resilient Infrastructure Summit (ACRIS IV) took place this week at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

AIAS delegation and Beira authorities in front of the Sanitation and Drainage equipment. Photo: AIAS

The Administration of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures (AIAS) in Mozambique delivers much-needed equipment to support the maintenance of urban drainage basins in the city of Beira

An official delegation from the Administration of Water and Sanitation Infrastructures (AIAS) delivered Sanitation and Drainage equipment to the Autonomous Service of Sanitation of Beira (SASB) on Wednesday 27 February in Beira.