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Icelandic and Japanese experts lead intensive geothermal project development training course under the Geothermal Training Program

“This course is very useful for my work as geothermal geologist and I have learned many new things” says Ana Garcia Diego Martinez, a geologist from the Mexican Federal Energy Commission.

To help communities through periods of drought the Nordic Development Fund finances large-scale water harvesting plants in Nicaragua

“This time is normally the rainy season” tells Armando Coronado, community leader of El Tule, “but so far we have not seen much rain this year.” El Tule is located in the mountains outside of San Isidro in Central Nicaragua.

The two agreements were signed in connection with NDF’s visit to Manila this week

ADB and NDF signed the co-financing agreement for the Sustainable and Resilient Urban Development in Vietnam (Innovative and Climate Resilient Housing in the Mekong Delta) on 10 September in Manila.

The newly appointed Diwakar Gupta, Vice-President for Private Sector Operations and Cofinancing Operations at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), met with NDF in Manila

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss collaboration opportunities between NDF and ADB. NDF has an extensive project portfolio with ADB and is interested in seeking new ways of engaging with them.

Representatives from Water Services Trust Fund in Kenya, Kenyan Embassy of Finland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Finnfund and NDF
A delegation from Water Services Trust Fund in Kenya met representatives of NDF

On Tuesday 1 September 2015, a delegation from Water Services Trust Fund in Kenya visited NDF. The delegation was composed of Hon.

Geothermal stakeholders in the African Rift Valley gathered 12-13 August in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss the possibility of establishing an Africa Geothermal Centre of Excellence in Kenya.

The energy need in Africa is huge and the demand is constantly increasing. Many countries in the East Africa Rift Valley are hoping that geothermal energy can be a part of their energy solution.

Cooking demonstration in Prey province, Cambodia. Photo: SNV
Read about lessons learnt from the project “Gender and Climate Change”

NDF is funding a technical assistance project in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam, which is administrated by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Solar panel in Diourbel region, Senegal. Photo: NDF
NDF has approved a EUR 0.5 million grant financing to support an assessment of the market for climate resilience in two key sectors in three large developing countries

“The Market for Climate Resilience in Latin America, Africa and Asia” builds on the PROADAPT concept piloted by NDF and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the IDB Group.

Twenty-five Latin American students participate in this year’s Geothermal Diploma Course in El Salvador. The training course is financed by NDF and the Inter-American Development Bank.

This year’s Geothermal Diploma Course, already the fifth in a row, has been launched in El Salvador.

Cooking demonstration in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia
On 7 July 2015, the Board of Directors approved additional financing of EUR 415,000 for the project Gender and Climate Change (ADB: TA 7914 Harnessing Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives to Benefit Women)

The objective of the project is to support an improved enabling environment for gender-sensitive climate change mitigation policies and project finance in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Photo: Integral Sociedad de Ahorro y Crédito, El Salvador
The EcoMicro program, cofinanced by NDF, uses microfinance to deliver green results.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are financing the EcoMicro program.

Photo: Jørgen Schytte/Danida
An article on NCF livestock support project in Honduras and Nicaragua has been published at namanews.org.

Read the article here, about how support from NCF enables a shift towards alternati

NDF Newsletter 2/2015 has now been published online.

The newsletter includes, for instance, articles about flood risk management in Senegal, geothermal challenge of East Africa and road resilience developed in Cambodia.

Photo: Aage Jørgensen
Bolivia and Central American countries preparing to access the Green Climate Fund

Nordic Development Fund (NDF) will together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) support six countries in Latin America in their preparations for getting access to climate finance from the Green Climate Fund.

Photo: Africa924/Shutterstock.com
The Africa Water Facility has received the award “Project Preparation Facility of the Year” by Africa investor

The African Water Facility (AWF) was recognised as the “Project Preparation Facility of the Year” at the Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Developers and Investment Summit 2015, held 2 June in Cape Town, South Africa.

Photo: Patrick Glenn Doyle/IDB
IDB expands Climate and Clean Energy Facility to finance energy efficiency, renewables and adaptation

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has doubled the size of its Climate and Clean Energy Facility for innovative climate change projects to USD 100 million, due to client demand and interest from international climate funds.

CTCN and EE-hub gave presentations of their activities

In connection to the Board of directors meeting in Copenhagen, the Board met with representatives of the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) and Energy Efficiency hub of the UNEP-DTU (EE-hub), which are located in the UN City.

Photos: Anne Sofie Bender, Nikolaj Bock, Hugi Ólafsson, Sigurður Ólafsson and Miljöförvaltningen Malmö
NDF is once more highlighted as a key Nordic organisation for climate-friendly development in the updated version of the publication "Nordic action on climate change"

The booklet presents actions taken by the Nordic countries to speed the transition to a sustainable low-carbon society.

Photo: Pring Samrang
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a pioneering regional technical assistance initiative, with finance from the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), to help Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and Viet Nam respond to climate-induced health threats.

“The technical assistance is ADB’s first initiative in Southeast Asia responding to climate change impacts in the health sector and will provide data, policy guidance, and other support to strengthen health systems and services in the Greater Mek

NDF and African Guarantee Fund sign Memorandum of Understanding for Green Finance

During the Annual General Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB), NDF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) to collaborate on promoting lending to African SMEs involved in climate change mitigat