Deadline: 23-Jul-21

Proposals invited for Africa Climate Change Fund, (ACCF or Fund), a multi-donor trust fund hosted by the African Development Bank to improve the resilience of African countries to the negative impacts of climate change and the transition to sustainable low-carbon development.

The ACCF has 5 donors, including the Governments of Germany, Flanders, Italy, Global Affairs Canada and Quebec.

It has mobilized approximately $24.64 million from donors to support more than 16 African countries in their climate finance preparedness activities and in the implementation of small-scale adaptation projects.

The ACCF’s third call for proposals focuses on Gender Equality and Climate Resilience.

The Fund is seeking innovative and effective gender transformative proposals to address women’s and men’s unequal access to the resources needed to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to adequately and proportionally address the ways in which gender roles influence women’s and men’s ability to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Funding Information

The financial envelope available for this call is US$6 million in grants, and the Fund is seeking for projects and programmes in the range of US$250,000 to US$1,000,000 per project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This call for proposals is open to all eligible recipients of ACCF grants, including African governments regional organizations, African funds, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research institutions, as well as departments of the African Development Bank (AfDB or Bank).
  • The Bank’s departments may submit proposals directly or may work with eligible external recipients to help them prepare high-quality proposals.
  • Proposals from consortia are allowed, provided that all consortium members are eligible beneficiaries.
  • ACCF grants can be used to support the following activities, among others: consultancy or expert fees, development of project proposals, design and development of the theory of change, logical framework, monitoring and evaluation system and learning plan, trainings, workshops, consultations and participation in regional and international meetings, communications, awareness-raising, advocacy, translation services, office equipment and transport costs, and certain administrative costs and fees.

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