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Since the outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19, the Nordic Development Fund has taken a number of actions in order to protect the staff and to ensure business continuity

The safety and wellbeing of our staff are of prime importance. Consequently most of NDF’s staff, including staff members who have returned from travel abroad, are working remotely. All business travel has been suspended.

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NDF and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will finance support for the preparation and implementation of the New Linear Park between La Paz and El Alto in Bolivia

NDF has approved a booster grant of EUR 500,000 that will contribute to the preparatory studies and technical assistance as part of the preparations of a new major IDB-supported investment program “Parque Lineal entre La Paz y El Alto - Tha

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NDF together with The Asian Development Bank (ADB) as Fund Manager, is formally announcing the launch of ADB Ventures (ADBV), a new venture capital and technical assistance facility to boost start-ups in Asia Pacific with impact technology solutions that address climate change and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Framing the challenges and opportunities

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As climate change is making flooding worse in Vietnam, Cold Flood Barrier provides a solution

Due to its location, Vietnam will be dramatically affected by climate change.

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Forests of the World, in partnership with Ceiba Tourism Chamber of Commerse, and sponsored by NDF and IDB, is working with indigenous communities in Pico Bonito, Honduras to conserve forest ecosystems through a combined focus on land rights, forest monitoring, conservation and nature-based climate change resilience management, as well as bird tourism

“You could call it a series of pilot actions that all tie together around this one beautiful diversity-rich area of forest,” says Jakob Kronik, Director of International Cooperation, Forests of the World.

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The new EEP Africa Call for Proposals is now open. The theme of this call is Clean Energy Powering Green Growth with particular focus on clean energy for productive use and clean energy in circular economy solutions

EEP Africa invites competitive applications from registered, impact-driven companies, start-ups, and social enterprises.

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NDF’s Board of Directors has approved additional equity financing of EUR 10 million for responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding

The private equity fund responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding Company (rAREH) is set to receive a further EUR 10 million in shareholder equity from NDF.

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NDF and the World Bank (WB) will share the costs of preparing a full Green Climate Fund (GCF) funding proposal package for Maputo, the capital of Mozambique

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has approved a grant of EUR 500,000 that will contribute to the costs of preparing a full GCF funding proposal on the Maputo Urban Transformation Project(MUTP) in Mozambique.

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And there are investment opportunities right now and ready for scale

“Climate change is not a new risk. It isn’t aliens landing on the earth kind of risk,” said guest panellist Jay L.

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SMEs the new engine for green growth and development

Speaking as a guest panellist at NDF’s recent anniversary event, Felix Bikpo, Group CEO of the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (AGF) said: “Businesses in Africa are just starting to under

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With the additional year end contribution from Finland, EEP Africa increases funds under management to EUR 42 million

With an additional EUR 1,9 million commitment to EEP Africa, announced during the EEP Africa end-of-year Supervisory Board meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, Finland incr

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The main tasks include support to the communication and outreach activities, assistance in different phases of the project cycle, and support to general office tasks.

The position is for one year with possibility to one year's extension. The start of the employment is in early 2020.

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Arusha, Tanzania - SunCulture, a Kenya-based company specializing in solar pumping, irrigation and technology solutions wins EEP Africa 2019 Project of the Year from a group of five finalists

The EEP Africa Project of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by an EEP Africa portfolio company during the past year. 
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But major transformational shift still needed says CPI’s Barbara Buchner

On the occasion of NDF’s 30-year anniversary in development aid and 10 years in climate financing, Executive Director of Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), Barbara Buchner, led a panel on the future of climate financing.

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The EEP Africa Annual Board Meeting and Knowledge Exchange Forum in Arusha brought together senior representatives from EEP Africa funding partners and key stakeholders from the renewable energy development, investment and policy space across Southern and East Africa

On 3 December 2019, the EEP Africa Trust Fund Supervisory Board gathered in Arusha, Tanzania for the annual governance meeting of the Fund. 


A new study, co-financed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF), presented today at a World Bank event at COP25, shows that the impacts of climate change on African marine fisheries will dramatically reduce fish catch.

Madrid 10 December 2019: Today at COP25 in Madrid, the World Bank presents the new report Climate Change and Marine Fisheries in Africa: Assessing Vulnerability and Strengthening Adaptation Capacity.

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Greater focus on Blue economy to strengthen NDF profile, says Roth

In opening remarks on the occasion of NDF’s 30-year journey in development aid and 10 years in climate financing, Board Chair, Lars Roth reminded an audience of 100 stakeholders in Helsinki that the Climate Emergency is rea

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Finland targets ambitious net-zero-carbon energy system by 2035

In welcome remarks on the occasion of NDF’s 30th anniversary celebration, Finland’s Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Ville Skinnari offered his congratulations while stressing the importance o
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Multi-stakeholder gathering and international panel deliberate on how to scale up innovative financing to fight climate change

On Monday 25 November 2019, NDF celebrated its 30-year journey so far, while keeping focus firmly on the future.


NDF presents models for private sector engagement at the first WACA Marketplace this week in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

The WACA Marketplace is an initiative under the WACA Platform led by the World Bank and working with six countries: Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and Togo.