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Photo: Scarleth Nuñez, NDF
3.3.2017

The NDF-funded "Save the Planet Initiative: An Education Pilot Project on Climate Change for Indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities" launched in Honduras.

Monday February 27 saw the launch of the "Save the Planet Initiative" in the city of Siguatepeque in central Honduras. “Save The Planet Initiative” is a climate change educational project to be based on Rise Up learning materials.

Photo: SNV
28.2.2017

A blog entry on the Huffington Post's website discusses experiences from NDF projects in the Mekong region.

As part of the NDF-funded Gender and Climate Change, three pilot projects in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia have been carried out successfully.

24.2.2017

PROADAPT will finance the development of an innovative tool for assessing climate risk.

Bank of Brazil (Banco do Brasil) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has signed an agreement to fund a new study on Climate Risk, with the objective of investigating potential losses for the agricultural credit portfolio arising from cu

15.2.2017

The position offers challenging and varying tasks in a stimulating working environment in central Helsinki. NDF offers a two year contract with the possibility for extension.

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

From left: Aage Jørgensen, Country Program Manager, NDF; Christophe Dossarps, CEO, SIF
10.2.2017

NDF hosted a seminar today about the International Infrastructure Support System (IISS), an online project management tool to support public agencies in project preparation.

Christophe Dossarps gave a presentation on the IISS, which was followed by a discussion with seminar participants from both NIB and NDF. Mr. Dossarps is CEO of the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation, which is the executing agency of IISS.

Photo: World Bank
8.2.2017

Lao PDR, NDF and World Bank signed financing agreements for a climate-resilient road network project on 7 February.

The Lao PDR Ministry of Finance signed financing agreements with NDF and the World Bank for the Lao Road Sector Project 2 (LRSP2) on 7 February.

1.2.2017

NDF will provide EUR 10 million in financing for climate- and sustainability planning to support Latin America and the Caribbean countries in achieving Paris climate targets.

Approved earlier this week by the NDF Board, NDF financing will anchor the NDC Pipeline Accelerator Trust Fund, a new facility established by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Photo: LAFREC Project
18.1.2017

Through a EUR 3.7 million grant, NDF will help improve woodlot management, charcoal production and seed quality in Northwest Rwanda. Jointly financed with the World Bank, the project will improve efficiency and sustainability along charcoal value chains in support of forest landscape restoration and rural livelihoods.

The woodlot management part of the project will encompass forests in Gishwati-Mukura, which in 2016 became Rwanda’s fourth national park.

Photo: TA 7984 Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development
18.1.2017

Communities in Nepal’s Far Western Mountain Region have long coped with problems of water scarcity. Collecting water for the family’s daily needs is a labor-intensive task that mainly falls to women.

Photo: Aage Jørgensen
13.1.2017

IDEAS winner starts production of rice bran oil

The production of a new type of plant-based oil has started in Tipitapa, a small city just outside Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Photo: SNV
22.12.2016

NDF, ADB, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies hosted a workshop on gender-responsive climate change mitigation in Asia and Beyond in December in Hanoi.

The purpose of the workshop was to share lessons learned from the NDF-financed technical assistance project under implementation in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Photo: © Daniel Alexander Roca, All rights reserved
13.12.2016

The benefits show in improvements of the soil as well as improvement in personal health.

Climate-friendly, green farming initiatives have taken root in farming communities across Myanmar, leading the way for healthier, more environmentally friendly agricultural practices to develop across a region that is heavily reliant on chemical

5.12.2016

NDF Board approved EUR 4 million in financing to the Lake Victoria Basin Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production project during its latest meeting in Helsinki.

The latest project approved by the NDF Board reinforces NDF’s commitment to supporting private sector-led green growth in the East Africa region.

Photo: NDF
2.12.2016

MD Pasi Hellman represents NDF as a panelist of development partners at the GMS ministerial conference in Thailand.

"Spurring inclusive growth along the GMS economic corridors" was the theme of the 21st ministerial conference of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries, held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, from 30 Nov to 1 Dec 2016.

Photo: CC/Michael Mazengarb
1.12.2016

The seminar was arranged by the Nordic Council of Ministers and co-hosted by the Nordic Investment Bank.

A workshop with the topic “New Nordic Climate Finance” brought together around 70 professionals from the Nordic countries including finance specialists from both the private and the public sectors in Helsinki this week.

Photo: MicroEnergy International/Maryana Daykova
29.11.2016

NDF gladly acknowledges that a project by the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) receives a prominent climate award.

The 2016 Best Climate Practices Award given by the International Center for Climate Governance was this year awarded to the project Clean Energy Promotion through Microfinance in Ethiopia.

28.11.2016

Job opportunity at the Nordic Development Fund

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is an international financing institution focusing on development and climate change projects and programmes in low- and middle-income countries.

25.11.2016

NDF supports awareness-raising of its climate change investments

Twenty students from Åbo Akademi University’s Faculty for Social Sciences, Business and Economics visited NDF on Friday 25 November 2016 to acquaint themselves with NDF’s core activities.

18.11.2016

In the last days of the annual UN climate summit, COP22, NDF participated in events particularly focusing on the financing and implementation of the national commitments made in Paris.

"From commitments to actions" was the theme of an event that focused on Latin America.

16.11.2016

At the ongoing climate summit in Marrakesh, Morocco, NDF presents its activities and achievements in selected climate finance events, together with its co-financing partners, and with particular focus on Nordic climate solutions.

At a side event organised by the Nordic Council, the parliamentary assembly of the Nordic countries, on Tuesday, discussions focused on climate investments and resilience in African LDCs.

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