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New loan financing from NDF-financed Off-Grid Energy Access Fund builds on early stage support from EEP Africa

The Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI-OGEF) recently announced a new investment in Sunculture, a Kenya-based c


Due to technical issues, the deadline for the Nordic Climate Facility's 9th call for proposals (NCF 9) has been extended until Monday 9 September 2019 at 14:00 CEST. The technical issues were causing problems accessing the Nordic Climate Facility online application system last night and earlier today

Some of the log in and registration links were severed while others were still functional, which prevented access to the application portal for a great number of people.

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The Honduras Indigenous Peoples, Renewable Energy and Climate Change project, funded by NDF, monitored by IDB, and implemented by SNV, has successfully worked with Indigenous Communities of Honduras to tackle climate change through technology transfer, training and capacity building around collaborative advocacy

"Honduran’s in general and indigenous people in particular are very vulnerable to climate change, including prolonged droughts, heavy rainfall and soil erosion,” explains Emmanuel Bejar, Central American Director

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Enable Youth Investment Committee meets in Mbale, Uganda and approves financing for 42 young men and women running agribusiness startups

NDF is financing the pilot phase of Enable Youth Uganda in partnership with the Government of Uganda Ministry of Water and Environment (MoWE) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) under the umbrella programme Farm Income Enhancement and Forest

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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 Zambia

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has approved a grant of EUR 250,000 that will contribute to the costs of preparing a full GCF funding proposal on the Transforming Landscapes and Resilience for Development Project (TRALARD) in Zambia.

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The project “Building Resilience and Climate Adaptive Planning in Urban Centres of Nepal” has supported 24 innovative green businesses in two Nepalese municipalities by providing seed grants.


As of 15 August 2019, Ms Karin Isaksson starts working as the new Managing Director of Nordic Development Fund (NDF). We spoke with Ms Isaksson while she was preparing for her new venture.

The conversation took place during Ms Karin Isaksson’s break from window painting at her summer house outside Stockholm, where she was enjoying her vacation after finishing her previous job as Executive Director at the Afri


The NDF-funded education pilot project on climate change for indigenous school children in Honduras has just completed, showing significantly better-than-expected results

The project, known as “Save The Planet Initiative” is part of an ongoing NDF-sponsored Indigenous Peoples, Renewable Energy and Climate Change Program in Honduras and was funded with a USD 740,000 grant from NDF, managed by the IDB, a

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Under the Indigenous Peoples, Renewable Energy and Climate Change project financed by NDF in partnership with IDB, one of the implementing partners, GOAL, increased climate resilience in remote indigenous communities of La Moskitia, Honduras

There’s a lot of research done on climate resilience but what does this mean in practice for vulnerable populations whose lives and livelihoods are being increasingly threatened?


EEP Africa's first Annual Report since its transition to a multi-donor fund hosted by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is now published. The report highlights the new project portfolio and plans for the future, while also showcasing EEP Africa’s cumulative achievements since 2010

"In 2018, NDF proudly took on the legacy and future direction of EEP Africa, expanding our commitment to the clean energy and green growth transition in Africa.


The main responsibilities are to assist the Management, support the administrative tasks related to the office and staff, the meetings of the governing bodies as well as the communication activities. We offer challenging and varying tasks in an international organisation in the heart of Helsinki. The position is for three years with a possibility for extension.

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

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IDB supports Chile in a sovereign green bond development using funding from the NDF- financed NDC Pipeline Accelerator

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the anchor donor of the NDC Pipeline Accelerator Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ACL), an IDB-led climate finance facility.

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The urban workshop to learn from Nordic experience wraps-up in Malmö

Malmö Mayor Carina Nilsson welcomed the delegation of mayors and urban planners from Latin America and the Caribbean to a reception at the Old City Hall.

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NDF, together with implementing partner, The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is designing a new venture capital and technical assistance fund, ADB Ventures, to boost innovative early-stage growth companies with climate technology-driven business models and solutions for Asia Pacific

“This fund is a truly new approach to a well-known challenge,” asserts NDF Manager, Aleksi Lumijärvi, who will be overseeing the rollout from the NDF side.

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Mayors from 16 Latin American and Caribbean cities participate in an urban workshop to learn from Nordic experience

27 May 2019, Copenhagen - Mayors and urban planners from major cities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago are in Copenhagen and Malmö to learn from Nordic u

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Do you want to test an innovative climate solution in a developing country? Send your best idea to the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) and apply for grant financing for testing your climate solution. This year’s application period takes place between 5 June and 5 September 2019

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) finances innovative climate change projects in developing countries.

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The Investor Forum is an EEP Africa flagship event that brings value to both investors and project developers.

13 May 2019, Cape Town, South Africa – EEP Africa organised a successful matchmaking session for investors and renewable energy companies in Cape Town on Monday.


The Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) begins daily production of weather forecasts for the national television.

Mozambique is vulnerable to severe weather events as demonstrated by the two recent cyclones Idai and Kenneth in the middle and north of the country with a death toll of more than 700 people and estimated damages of more than one billion dollars.

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In Vietnam, climate change poses a significant threat in rapidly growing cities. With strong rural-urban migration and low incomes, many households cannot afford permanent, high-quality houses and are at risk of severe structural damage during seasonal typhoons, which appear to be increasing in intensity due to climate change

The aim of the NCF project Implementing Incentives for Climate Resilient Housing Among the Urban Poor in Vietnam was to increase the penetration of storm-resilient housing among low-income households in Central Vietnam by testing different incent