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NDF and AGF renew their joint commitment to SME-led green growth in Africa

Nairobi - 21 June 2018


The Concept Note Application Guidelines of the Nordic Climate Facility’s 8th call for proposals (NCF 8) have now been published.

The Application Guidelines inform interested applicants about expected project results, eligibility and selection crite

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The main responsibility is to help with the daily work in the office. The work is conducted on an hourly basis, approximately 2-3 days/week starting during the summer of 2018.

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

 Meeting at the NTU Project Office in Lusaka, where Mr. Aage Jorgensen met with the project Management Team of NTU International represented by the Team Leader, Adam Pope and Deputy Team leader, Adilson Vilinga from the Zambian NTU Project office and NTU Managing Director, Lars Bentzen and Project Manager, Nikolay Chavov visiting from the NTU Headquarters in Denmark.

NDF visits the Climate Resilient Road Infrastructure project in Zambia

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) supports a 4-year initiative to help catapult Zambia’s road infrastructure sector into a much more sustainable future.

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A new video release and a panel of past EEP Africa grant recipients mark the launch of the latest EEP Africa Call for Proposals

15 May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa - With a well-attended event on the first day of Africa Utility Week (AUW) in Cape Town, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and the EEP Africa team officially opened the EEP Africa Innovation w

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EEP Africa hosts investor representatives and EEP Africa project developers for a matchmaking session at the start of Africa Utility Week in Cape Town

14 May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa - A group of clean energy sector investors representing venture capital, impact finance, private equity, DFIs and financial institutions came together with EEP Africa project developers one da

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The position offers challenging and varying tasks in a stimulating working environment in NDF's office in central Helsinki.

The position is for two years with possibility for extension. The Program Manager will work as a member in the NDF operations team and report to the Vice President in charge of operations.

Nairobi. Photo: Ninara, CCL

New innovative partnership between Kenyan and Nordic stakeholders will contribute to solving the growing climate challenges in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi

NDF has approved EUR 500,000 to co-finance the establishment of the Kenya-Nordic Green Hub in Nairobi, Kenya to promote Nordic green solutions.


The assignment as NCF Project Officer offers challenging and varying tasks in an international organisation.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the joint development and climate finance institution of the five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden - with a mandate to finance and facilitate climate investments, primarily in l

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NDF signed a credit agreement with Benin and a grant agreement with the World Bank during the World Bank’s Spring Meetings.

NDF was the first financing institution to approve financing of a total amount of EUR 13.1 million for the West African Coastal Areas Program. The World Bank approved financing of USD 225 million for the project in April. 

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NDF is partnering with Nordic organisations in arranging events for presenting its financing opportunities available especially for the private sector.

NDF’s flagship challenge funds, the Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) and the 

Colonia Villa Nueva, Tegucigalpa. Photo: Aage Jorgensen

New NDF-financed publication: Asset Planning for Climate Change Adaptation in Poor Neighbourhoods of Tegucigalpa, Honduras

In studies of climate change vulnerability, an important constraint relates to the uncertainty of climate projections that local governments require to estimate the risks and impacts that climate events have in different areas within the city.


Helsinki meeting provides venue for strengthening a growing partnership for green finance and SME growth in Africa

NDF hosted colleagues from the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) and Denmark’s Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) for a meeting of the AGF Audit Committee.

Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) headquarters in Maputo. Photo: NDF

The Mozambique National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) will begin a new multi-nationally supported project to modernise and improve meteorological services.

Maputo 23 March 2018 - Mozambique  is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events such as drought, floods and cyclones.

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Smart initial investment in West Africa leads to a more extensive financing package.

The West Africa Coastal Area Erosion and Adaptation Project (WACA, NDF C77), a recipient of EUR 500,000 in NDF support, was successfully completed in 2017.

Cattle farmer Alfredo Matus telling how biogas increases his production. Photo: NDF

Farmers increase their production and save money through climate-friendly biogas technology in NDF-supported project in Nicaragua

NDF is on a supervision mission to Central America and together with the NGO SNV, we visited four different biogas systems.


Read the newly published Annual Report 2017 online


The main responsibilities are to support in preparing and reviewing contractual documents, and to perform background research and proof-reading of legal documents.

The work is conducted on an hourly basis, approximately 2-3 days/week starting in April 2018 and continuing to the end of November 2018.


NCF has directly benefitted 1.4 million people across Africa, Asia and Latin America

NDF and NEFCO have together published the Nordic Climate Facility Results Report 2017.

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The new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund covering Southern and East Africa goes live with a combined commitment of EUR 25 million from Finland and NDF

NDF hosted a delegation from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA Finland) today for the signing of a EUR 15 million financing commitment to the new Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund covering Southern and East Africa (EEP