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NDF and the Government of Finland signed a renewed Host Country Agreement on 15 October 2013

NDF and the Government of Finland signed a renewed Host Country Agreement on 15 October 2013.  As international organizations do not fall under any national legislation, a number of matters of both principal and practical nature are settled


The Call is open until 24 October 2013 and is seeking for proposals for a Pilot project in Myanmar

The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) in Mekong region is seeking proposals for a Pilot project in Myanmar. Myanmar has recently joined the EEP as a partner country.


NDF signs an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank for support to the 2013 IDEAS contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) will co-finance the 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest that seeks to improve energy efficiency and expand access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Photo: Juhani Annanpalo

NDF opens a dialog on green growth initiatives with the African Development Bank in Zambia

During a recent mission to Southern Africa, NDF’s country program manager Ms Johanna Palmberg visited the African Development Bank (AfDB) office in Lusaka, to discuss on-going green growth initiatives in Zambia and a potential for cooperati


A number of new tender opportunities has recently been published under the renewed Opportunities -section

NDF is currently providing several business opportunities for professional positions.

The co-financing agreement was signed by (from left): Leena Klossner, Deputy Director of NDF, Pasi Hellman, Managing Director of NDF and Sujata Gupta, Officer-in-Charge of ADB

The co-financing agreement for the Pilot Project to Test the Climate Change Benefits of Biochar was signed

Ms. Sujata Gupta, Officer-in-Charge at the Office of Cofinancing Operations of ADB, Mr.


NDF contributed to a session on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms

During its visit to the Asian Development Bank in Manila, NDF contributed to a session on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms.

A worker producing improved cooking stoves. Photo: Paul van Strijp

First issue of Gender and Climate has been published

IGES has prepared its first Issue Brief on Gender and Climate: harnessing Climate Financing for Women in Cambodia, Lao PDR a


ICEIDA has signed a Partnership Agreement with the Government of Ethiopia for geothermal surface exploration and capacity building for geothermal development.

The implementing agencies in Ethiopia are the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) and the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO). The cooperation with Ethiopia is initiated under the Iceland – World Bank compact on geothermal energy.


Seminar on Innovative Climate Financing Mechanisms, Helsinki, 4-5 November 2013

NDF has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank Group on several initiatives relating to innovative climate financing mechanisms. These include a variety of initiatives involving new approaches and financing mechanisms targeted i.a.

Photo: Biosys Chaudhary Nepal Limited

The third call for proposals focused on low-cost climate solutions with a strong positive impact on local business development.

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has provided funding for fourteen climate projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The projects were selected from the Fund’s third call for proposals, which was launched in October 2011.


Short term consultancy assignment for the preparation of NDF support to Mozambique: Developing Capacity for a Climate Resilient Road Sector.

NDF seeks to engage a consultant for a short term assignment of approximately 10 days with the object of improving, in cooperation with relevant stakeholders in Mozambique, the existing NDF draft project document (2014-2017) on Developing Capacit

Photo:Tuomo Utriainen

The evaluation report on Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is now published.

In September 2012, NDF commissioned an independent evaluation of the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF). Nordic Consulting Group won the tender and carried out the assignment in February-March 2013.

Photo: Torbjorn Damhaug

NDF approved financing for watershed management project in far western Nepal

NDF will support a project which aims to improve access to and enhance the reliability of water supply for communities living in the watersheds of Nepal river systems, which are significantly vulnerable to climate change.


PROADAPT - a jointly financed program between NDF and IDB - has an open Request for Proposals for an international consultancy assignment

The objective of this consultancy is to support the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) in developing private sector oriented models for climate adaptation and resilience building in the agriculture and food commodities sectors.


NDF has approved EUR 4.0 million to support Zambia in the development of climate resilient infrastructure standards

NDF will support the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) in Zambia.

Photo: Jingjie Chu

NDF has approved EUR 4.0 million to support rights-based management of coastal fisheries in Mozambique

Decreasing resilience of coastal fishing communities due to destruction of marine and coastal resources and increased pressure from fishing and other economic activities is clearly a reality along the coastline of Mozambique.


National Energy Council and University of El Salvador invites qualified consultants to submit an expression of interest for teaching of geothermal training course

The National Energy Council (CNE, Executor) and the University of El Salvador (UES, Co-Executor) have been granted with a Non-Reimbursable Technical Assistance from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) a


Professionals and students from Latin American and Caribbean countries may now apply for participation in a five-month geothermal training course in El Salvador

NDF is cofinancing the establishment of a Regional Geothermal Training Centre in El Salvador together with the Interamerican Development Bank.


IDEAS 2013 has extended the deadline for submitting proposals from July to August 2013

The deadline to the 2013 IDEAS Contest has been extended to August 15, 2013. Winners will be announced from beginning of November 2013.