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Cover of Annual Report 2015
5.4.2016

Read about NDF’s activities during 2015 in the newly published Annual Report.

In 2015, NDF consolidated its activities that combine addressing causes and consequences of climate change with the promotion of economic and social development, and poverty reduction in NDF partner countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Road inspection as part of the PPRR with ADB and MRD staff. Photo: NDF
22.3.2016

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently conducting a Project Procurement Related Review (PPRR) of two road transport projects in Cambodia which are co-financed by NDF.

10.3.2016

NDF experiences in enhancing climate resilience in road transport projects, and working in collaboration with the World Bank and other multilateral development banks, were highlighted at a WB event in Washington D.C.

NDF was invited to the 2016 Transport and ICT Learning Forum (8-10 March 2016), an annual gathering of about 300 World Bank transport experts from around the world.

Photo: NDF
4.3.2016

International action on climate change, after the Paris climate agreement in December 2015, was under focus when NDF hosted a high level visit from the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Petteri Taalas, WMO’s recently appointed Secretary-General, and Mary Power, WMO Director for Resource Mobilization and Development Partnerships, held discussions with NDF management, led by Pasi Hellman, Managing

AfDB Headquarters, Abidjan – CCIA Building
3.3.2016

A joint AfDB-NDF seminar highlights practical examples of how to integrate climate change into the transport sector

AfDB and NDF held a seminar for the Bank’s transport staff on how to integrate climate change into the transport sector.

Photo: IDB/ESCI
25.2.2016

NDF co-financed Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) presents the Action Plan for the Honduran capital at public event in Tegucigalpa

Tegucigalpa, Honduras 25 February 2016.

18.2.2016

NDF brought together some thirty participants from NDF, NEFCO and NIB, as well as representatives from the Finnish government ministries and other stakeholders, to focus on climate finance issues post-Paris climate summit.

 

12.2.2016

NDF Mission to AfDB Highlights Portfolio Growth and New Co-finance Opportunities

Pasi Hellman, Managing Director of NDF, introduced the new NDF Strategy during an NDF event on Mobilizing Climate Finance at the headquarters of the African Development Bank in Abidjan on Thursday.

Photo: Matthias Zirngibl, CC Licence
11.2.2016

Investment Prioritization for Climate-Resilient Livelihoods and Ecosystems in the Coastal Zones of Tanzania

Building resilience to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change is a critical development issue for Tanzania, more so within the context of the country’s vision of economic transition over the coming decades.

New sources of income for local communities in Nepal
2.2.2016

Thousands of community forests have been established around Nepal to protect soils, watersheds and biodiversity by preventing forest degradation, flooding and erosion. But for forest conservation to be truly sustainable, ways must be found for local people to benefit from these forests.

Over the last two years NCF has been backing a project designed to build up small-scale businesses based on the commercial utilisation of non-timber forest products in community forests in four regions: Rasuwa and Makwanpur in the Himalayan footh

Yacine Diouf, Housekeeper
20.1.2016

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.

15.1.2016

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
4.1.2016

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.
18.12.2015

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.

17.12.2015

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.

 

14.12.2015

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
10.12.2015

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

10.12.2015

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.

9.12.2015

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
9.12.2015

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

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