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Read about how whole communities benefit by involving women in Sustainable Energy Management

Since 2010, NDF, together with the World Bank, has financed the PROGEDE II project in Senegal. The project aims to increase the availability of diversified household fuels in a sustainable and gender-equitable way.


The signed agreement is part of the regional Geothermal Exploration Project

A cooperation agreement has been signed with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in Tanzania for support to geothermal development in the country under the joint Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and Icelandic International Development Agency (ICEIDA

Flooding in La Ceiba, Honduras

Two new publications provide insights and lessons from adaptation planning for the water and sanitation sector in two cities in Central America

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) have released two new publications with case studies of climate change impacts and adaptation options in the water and sanitation (WSA) sector.

FIEFOC 1 agroforestry scheme combining cassava and mango in Mbarara District.

NDF Board approved a EUR 5.25 million grant for the second phase of the Farm Income Enhancement and Forest Conservation Project (FIEFOC 2).

FIEFOC 2 follows on the first phase of the FIEFOC project which was implemented between 2006 and 2012 and funded jointly by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and NDF.


The assignment offers challenging and varying tasks and requires a fair amount of travelling. The person will be based in NDF’s office in central Helsinki and is hired for a period of two (2) years with possibility for extension.

More information about the position can be found in the NCF Manager Job Announcement.



Together with the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NDF organised the "Nordic expertise to boost geothermal development in East Africa "side event last week.


UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Photo: NDF

Showcase Event Demonstrates Real Solutions. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers Keynote Address. NDF backs four of sixteen winners.

(Paris, France, 10 December 2015) - Sixteen game-changing initiatives from around the world were honoured as winners of a prestigious United Nations climate change award at a special ceremony at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Par


The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) has launched a new call for project proposals, which should be submitted by 29 January 2016.

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) provides grant support of up to EUR 500,000 for innovative development projects that help low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change.


The role of public and private climate financing highlighted in Nordic side event

The Nordic Council and Nordic Development Fund (NDF) held a joint side event yesterday on climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries to highlight actions that drive transformative innovation.

Photo: Leena Klossner

Nordic countries launch joint statement on innovative climate finance at COP21

Nordic government representatives, export credit agencies, development finance institutions and institutional investors commit, through the joint statement, to collaborate on a wide spect

Zambian Minister of Finance, Alexander Chikwanda shakes hands with NDF Zambia Country Program Manager, Charles Wetherill, after the signing.

NDF signed a new grant agreement with the Government of Zambia to strengthen climate resilience in the rural water sector.

Under the agreement, NDF committed  EUR 2.25 million over the next three years to support the development, field testing and integration of climate resilient planning and tools in rural water supply and sanitation in Zambia’s Western Province.


NDF joins initiative on Principles to Mainstream Climate Action

8 December 2015. The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) joined a coalition of the world’s leading financial institutions yesterday in signing on to the voluntary Principles to Mainstream Climate Action agreement.


NDF behind key session on transport and climate change adaptation at Transport Day 2015 yesterday in Paris

Transport Day 2015 which took place yesterday and attracted more than 400 participants from the sustainable transport community representing the different modes of transport (passenger and freight transport; road, rail, water and air) as well as

Senegal’s Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, H.E. Mr Abdoulaye Bibi BALDE

NDF hosted a side event on Sustainable Forestry: Providing Clean Energy and Gender-Sensitive Development. The event shared experiences of the Sustainable and Participatory Energy Management Program (PROGEDE II) in Senegal co-funded by the Nordic Development Fund and the World Bank.

Senegal’s Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, H.E. Mr Abdoulaye Bibi BALDE highlighted in his speech the importance of the topic.

Photo: Martina Jägerhorn, NDF

Climate Finance in Practice - concrete results from over 50 projects

A project financed by the Nordic Climate Facility has resulted in nine investments in renewable energy in Uganda. The projects have been rolled out by the Renewable Energy business Incubator (REBi) in Uganda.

Photo: Lima Paris Action Agenda

NDF asked to share its views on adaptation in the transport sector

Paris 3 December 2015.

Panel (L-R): Luu Linh Huong, Ministry of Construction, Viet Nam; Peer Stiansen, Chair of the Nordic Working Group for global climate negotiations (NOAK); Ash Sharma, NEFCO; Sudhir Sharma, UNEP DTU Partnership; Alberto Galante, Director at Perspectives Climate Change; and Martina Jägerhorn, NDF. Photo by IISD/ENB

NDF presents latest results on NAMA development in climate conference in Paris

Climate change is discussed in the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties during the first two weeks of December 2015 in Paris, France (COP21).

Picture: Rebekka Gröhn

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) is expected to launch its sixth call for proposals in December 2015

The theme for the call will be “Green growth for sustainable livelihoods”. Preference will be given to projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.


NDF highlights climate change and transport at Africa Transport Forum 2015

The first African Development Bank Transport Forum takes place on November 26-27, 2015 at the headquarters of the African Development Bank, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, under the theme “Sustainable Transport for an Integrated Africa.”

Coffee pickers in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. Photo: IDB

NDF Board approved EUR 5 million grant to support the Climate-smart Agriculture Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean (CSAF or Fund).

CSAF is an innovative concessional finance facility focused on promoting climate resilience and sustainable agriculture, forestry and rangeland development across the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.