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We offer challenging and varying tasks in a dynamic working environment in NDF's office in central Helsinki.

The Nordic Development Fund seeks to recruit a Finance Assistant to support the Quality Assurance & Reporting department's work in the area of financial management and to provide general support to the department's overall activitie
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NDF will be part of the Anchoring Event on Locally Led Adaptation in the Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021

While communities are at the frontlines of climate change impacts, they rarely have an effective voice in prioritising, decision-making, and implementing the actions that most affect them.

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NDF Managing Director, Karin Isaksson, joins the inaugural Ministerial Dialogue on Adaptation Action at the Climate Adaptation Summit

Climate finance has reached record levels, but action still falls far short of what is needed. This is particularly true with regard to adaptation financing.

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We offer challenging and varying tasks in a dynamic working environment in NDF's office in central Helsinki.

The Nordic Development Fund seeks to recruit a Legal Assistant to support and strengthen the Legal and Administration team.
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A new EEP Africa study, Energising Resilience, explores the climate adaptation and resilience co-benefits achieved through early-stage clean energy projects

Enhancing access to clean energy is generally approached through the lens of climate change mitigation.
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We offer challenging and varying tasks in a dynamic working environment in NDF's office in central Helsinki.

The Nordic Development Fund seeks to recruit a Research Officer to strengthen the Business Development and Outreach team in various supporting tasks to implement the newly approved Strategy 2025.


On 10 December 2020, the EEP Africa Supervisory Board gathered virtually for the annual governance meeting of the Trust Fund. The Board is comprised of donor representative from Austria, Finland and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF).

As the host institution, Leena Klossner of NDF opened the meeting with brief remarks about NDF’s new Strategy 2025, approv
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Nordic Development Fund approves EUR 7.5 million Grant to African Water Facility for COVID-19 Recovery in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa

The Board of Directors of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has approved EUR 7.5 million in grant funding to enable the African Development Bank-hosted African Water Facility (AWF) to strengthen COVID-19 recovery investments and preparation

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NDF supports the Community Resilience Partnership Program for Asia and the Pacific

The NDF Board has approved a EUR 6.0 million grant to the Asian Development Bank to establish the Community Resilience Partnership Program (CRPP), a 10-year initiative with a first phase from 2021-2024.

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Fast-growing urban populations mean more and more waste going to uncontrolled landfills, making waste management a major challenge of our time. Now, a program catalysed by NDF funding is transforming Mozambique’s waste sector, promoting a new circular economy and environmental health, while helping the government deliver on Paris climate promises.

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NDF Managing Director, Karin Isaksson is on the jury of the West Africa Coastal Areas Program (WACA) Call for Innovation Demo Day and Award Ceremony

The event, hosted by the WACA program and co-hosted by World Bank, features Karin Isaksson, Managing Director of NDF, World Bank Directors Deborah Wetzel, Imad Fakhoury, and Simeon Ehui,

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The Nordic countries have committed to a EUR 350 million capital increase for NDF designed to deliver Nordic values and much needed finance to fight climate change in developing countries.  

As the global climate crisis collides with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nordic governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are pledging to commit knowledge and new resources to build back better and greener.

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The aim is to create an enabling investment environment for scaling up the sustainable energy sector in the region

This week, NDF joined the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).

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NDF, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, is helping countries build a pipeline of well prepared, technically sound and climate change responsive projects through the Project Readiness Improvement Trust Fund

ADB’s multi-donor Project Readiness Improvement Trust (PRI Fund) has been supporting eligible ADB Developing Member Countries (DMCs) in Southeast Asia to build a pipeline of climate resilient design- and procurement-ready infrastructure pro

EUR 8.3 million allocated to clean energy companies with strong representation from local and women entrepreneurs
The EEP Africa Innovation Window Investment Committee met virtually on 23 September to approve funding for projects submitted under the 2020 call for proposals on Clean Energy Powering Green Growth.
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Proadapta Sertao in Brazil is a grass roots community agricultural project helping small livestock and dairy farmers tackle food insecurity and land degradation, in the face of increasing temperatures and recurrent droughts

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Zembo is revolutionising the motorcycle taxi market in Uganda. Learn about their innovative business model in the latest EEP Africa case study

Motorcycle taxis, known locally as boda bodas, are a main form of transportation in many East African cities and one of the leading causes of noise and air pollution.
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The Nordic Climate Facility’s (NCF’s) newly-published Results Report 2019 shows positive climate change and development results from grant-financed activities last year

The Nordic Climate Facility’s (NCF’s) active portfolio supported 13,500 people in 2019: 6,500 with increased resilience to climate change and 7,500 with improved livelihoods, as well as 460 reported new jobs.

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Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) project is reducing vulnerability to climate change in rural Nepal by supporting local business development based on forest-land-management renewable energy initiatives

Through participatory agroforestry initiatives, the project benefitted 5,000 households constituting vulnerable indigenous and marginalised people.

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EEP Africa's new portfolio of 18 projects featuring women in leadership and gender inclusion have launched implementation in 2020

The new projects stem from a competitive call for proposals in 2019 aimed at advancing women in leadership in clean energy.