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Gender groups urged to notify authorities of interest in climate finance

Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme

Women and gender groups have been called upon to make their interest in climate finance matters as they relate with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) known to the appropriate authorities and entities. Participants at the Training Workshop on Green Climate Fund Readiness Support Programme and Consultative Forum on Nigeria’s Readiness Support Ms. Titilope Akosa, Executive Director, Centre for 21st Century ...

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ECOWAS trains Nigerian experts on how to access Green Climate Fund

Dr Johnson Boanuh

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) commenced a four-day training in Abuja on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to train Nigerians on how to develop projects to make Nigeria benefit from the Green Climate Funds (GCF). Dr Johnson Boanuh, Director, Environment and Natural Resources, ECOWAS Commission The GCF was created to support efforts of developing countries to respond to the ...

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Green Climate Fund Board approves $1bn for climate action

Yannick Glemarec

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has given a major boost to climate finance for developing countries with the approval of over $1 billion of funding for low-emission, climate-resilient development. The 27th Board meeting also adopted the Updated Strategic Plan for the Green Climate Fund 2020-2023, setting an ambitious direction for GCF during its first replenishment period. GCF executive director, Yannick Glemarec A total ...

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GCF invests $23.1m towards building climate resilience of Mongolian herder communities

Mongolian herder

At the 27th meeting of its Board, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 approved a new $23.1 million grant towards strengthening the climate resilience of herder communities in Mongolia. A Mongolian herder Approximately 26,000 households (130,000 people), living across four of the country’s most remote and vulnerable Western and Eastern aimags (provinces) are set to benefit, with ...

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AfDB to train 80 Africans on climate finance

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has selected representatives from 80 government institutions, civil society organisations and universities for training as experts in developing climate financing proposals. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina According to a statement from the bank on Friday, October 30, 2020, the selection followed a thorough and independent process, with 40 of the nominees from English speaking countries and ...

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NGO calls for change in women’s mindset toward climate finance, green fund

Women and Climate Finance

Centre for 21st Century Issues, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged women to act as catalyst in climate finance and Green Climate Fund (GCF), saying this will require a change of mindset. Titilope Akosa, the Executive Director of Centre for 21st Century Issues, speaking during the workshop Executive Director of the centre, Ms Titilope Akosa, made the call in an interview ...

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Forum identifies how women can access funds to finance climate projects

Women and Climate Finance

A step-by-step procedure for accessing climate change finance was the focus of the second day of a two-day training on Friday, October 16, 2020 organised by the Centre for 21st Century Issues and Both Ends, in partnership with the Department of Climate Change (DCC) of the Federal Ministry of Environment, Lagos State Government’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, and Natural Eco Capital ...

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Groups, govt empower women on accessing climate finance

Women and Climate Finance

As part of a two-day capacity building workshop that commenced in Abuja on Thursday, October 15, 2020, women are being trained to understand climate finance mechanisms and be guided on steps to access available climate finance in Nigeria. Titilope Akosa, the Executive Director of Centre for 21st Century Issues, speaking during the workshop The workshop, which is focused on climate finance ...

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Groups address barriers restricting women’s access to climate finance

Centre for 21st Century Issues

Women’s limited or lack of capacity to engage climate finance and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) processes were among numerous issues addressed at a series of sessions held recently in Lagos and Rivers states. L-R: Executive Director, Centre for 21st Century Issues, Ms. Titi Akosa; Director, Department of Climate Change & Environmental Planning, Lagos State Ministry of the Environment & ...

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GCF approves $878.8m for 15 new projects in developing countries

GCF Co-Chairs

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) continues empowering developing countries to take climate action in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with its allocation of $878.8 million in new financing at its 26th Board meeting, which ended on Friday, August 21, 2020. Green Climate Fund (GCF) Co-Chairs: Sue Szabo and Nauman Bashir Bhatti The 26th Board meeting approved 15 projects, raising ...

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