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Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo: NDF
15.5.2017
The rapid urbanisation of Africa and opportunities for Nordic-African cooperation were discussed in Helsinki last week at a conference co-organised by NDF.

The Africa’s Urban Future conference took place on Friday, 12 May and was organised by the Nordic Africa Institute, University of Helsinki, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Nordic Development Fund.

From the left to right is Federico Brusa, Scarleth Nunez, Omar Samayoa, Gloria Visconti and Luis Miguel Aparicio
11.5.2017
Government officials and private sector entities learn how to access funding from the Green Climate Fund.

More than 100 representatives from different governmental institutions, universities, civil society, indigenous organizations, international entities and private enterprises took part in a national workshop in Tegucigalpa in Honduras last week, t

Photo: NDF
3.5.2017
The main responsibility is to help with the daily work in the office. The work is conducted on an hourly basis, approximately 2-3 days/week starting during the summer of 2017.

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

Photo: NDF
28.4.2017
Addis Ababa. 28 April, 2017 (ECA). AFRI-RES, a unique facility to support climate proofing Africa’s long-lived infrastructure investments, was given significant impetus with the formal approval of funding of 5 million Euros by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) for its programme activities.

Nordic Development Fund teams up with ECA, AUC, World Bank and AfDB to operationalize AFRI-RES, a unique facility for enhancing the climate resilience of investments in Africa’s long-lived infrastructure

Photo: NDF
27.4.2017
Proadapt program in focus at international conference on climate risk and investment.

Leaders and practitioners within climate finance joined for a discussion of common challenges and emerging investment opportunities in climate resilience in the Climate Risk and Investment: Framing Private Challenges and Opportunities conference

Photo: NDF
21.4.2017
An NDF project testing biochar’s potential as fertiliser in Nepal was commended in April 2017 with an award for best International Development Project.

The award was given to Landell Mills for best International Development Project by British Expertise International. Landell Mills is a UK-based international development consulting firm.

Photo: ADB
18.4.2017
A project co-financed by NDF will enable the urban poor to better cope with storms and floods through affordable, climate-resilient housing.

On 24 March, NDF participated in an inception workshop for the ADB-led project Sustainable and Resilient Urban Development.

Photo: NDF
13.4.2017
NDF is co-arranging a one-day workshop on African urbanisation with the Nordic Africa Institute, the University of Helsinki and Finland's Foreign Ministry.

The welcome address will be given by Mr Kai Mykkänen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland.

Photo: NDF
3.4.2017
MD Pasi Hellman contributed as panelist for "Climate Finance: Tackling Poverty and Climate Change"

A global development conference organised by Harvard Kennedy School brought together a collection of leaders and experts, current and emerging, from various sections of the "development industry" to meet, share and explore issues relate

Photo: Ileana Holt
31.3.2017
On 28 March, a delegation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland paid a visit to the rice bran oil plant set up by the IDEAS 2013 winner, Latin Oil S.A.

The delegation consisted of the Deputy Director General of the Department for the Americas and Asia, Eija Rotinen; the Director of the Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ari Mäki; Counselor Tiina N

Photo: Erick Kaglan, Togo
24.3.2017
Read about NDF’s activities during 2016 in the newly published Annual Report

The NDF Annual Report 2016 can be found in PDF here.

Victor Arcia Gómez, Dean, National Engineering University UNI; Aage Jørgensen, Country Program Manager, NDF; Larissa Korsak, Director UNI; and José Amadeo Santana Rodríguez, Minister of Transport, Nicaragua. Photo: Ileana Holt
23.3.2017
NDF participates in opening of academic training course at National University of Engineering in Nicaragua.

The Minister of Transport and Nordic Development Fund inaugurated last week at the National Engineering University (UNI) a Postgraduate Course on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change Applied to Road Infrastructure.

Photo: Chandra Man Dangol, Wildlife Conservation Nepal
15.3.2017

Following approval by NDF’s Board of Directors on 8 March 2017, new Environmental and Social Policy and Guidelines

14.3.2017
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA Finland), the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and NDF met with representatives of 10 other agencies at the Embassy of Finland in Pretoria to highlight latest results from the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme (EEP) for Southern and East Africa (SEA) and share a preview of the way forward and strategic directions for the next phase.

The seminar was hosted by Finland’s Ambassador to South Africa, Kari Alanko, at the Embassy of Finland and timed to coincide with the release of the latest EE

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.

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