Nordic Climate Facility’s Third Call for Proposals

The Nordic Climate Facility has issued the third call for proposals on “innovative low-cost climate solutions with a focus on local business development in eligible developing countries.” The Nordic Climate Facility aims to promote the transfer of technology, know-how and innovative ideas between the Nordic countries and low-income countries facing climate change challenges. The main goal is to bolster the capabilities of low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change challenges and implement sustainable development measures which will lead to the reduction of poverty.

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has provided a total of EUR 12 million under the first two calls for proposals under the NCF. The third call for proposals launched in October 2011 has been granted

EUR 6 million by NDF for the theme Innovative low-cost climate solutions with a focus on local

business development.

Financing can be granted to partnerships between Nordic institutions, organisations, companies, or authorities, and qualified local partners in eligible low-income countries. The application should be submitted by the Nordic entity.

The eligible low-income countries for the NCF programme are:

Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Latin America: Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua

Applications shall be submitted in two phases: Concept Phase and Final Phase.

The deadline to submit proposals is 16 January 2012. For more information, visit this link.

Comments

  1. can this fund eligible to be used in Kiribati.

  2. otai james says:

    i will be submitting my proposal to your organization i have a plan of a tree planting project in Karamoja region a semi arid region in karamoja th idea is helping the Karamojong develop their area and begin a tree panting program

  3. Boniface Mbundungu says:

    We work on empowering the skilled youths to start businesses in their trade in order to add value like agriculture, brick laying, apparel manufacturing, electrical installations etc. Our youths would be useful in that if those in say agric, are trained to start projects that are climate change sensitive they will contribute towards minimizing degradation. Furthermore, less girls are enrolled due to lack of accommodation in the vocational training centres. One thing that we would want to see is that a simple structure to accommodate girls, funds for guaranteeing them to start businesses that do not increase ozone layer depleting substance the youths would be more productive in this case. As the saying goes you educate a woman, you educate a nation, while the same facility offered to a man its only one man so youths are a key unit worth the expenditure in terms of time and financial resources.

  4. JOY M.K.SIMWAKA says:

    Our rural Communities have a hand to climate change, because of charcoal burning as a way of a livelihood. The communities again use a lot of fuel wood for tobacco curing (dark fired tobacco)without replacing the trees,as a result there is deforestation . The communities again are far from using modern farming methods, as such , there is plenty of land degradation.
    We at Village Credit & Finance are working with the rural communities by economically empowering them so that they do not rely on charcoal burning for a living but small businesses and train them in modern farming methods. Realizing that food is a priority to our rural communities ,our work targets 80% women, for we know that they are the custodians of the home. Our work is confined due to financial constraints. We hope VC &F will be short listed for this funding.

  5. Youth Engagement in Sustainability (YES Nepal) is a youth led non-profit organization in Nepal. Just a few days ago we have developed a concept on eco-employment for youth. I just want to know whether our concept is feasible or not. we have focused on the waste paper to make the paper products. we are one of the leading youth organization and working in the sector of youth and environment as one of the key issue. please give us more information related to Nordic Climate Facility

  6. Musah Siino Bannu says:

    GREEN SAHARA ORGANISATION IS A LOCAL NGO IN UPPER WEST REGION OF GHANA. OUR MAIN CONCERNS ARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT – CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.
    THE INAPPROPRIATE USE OF AGRO CHEMICALS IS HAVING ADVERSE EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMANS. THE FAUNA AND FLORA ARE BEING DESTROYED. THE FOOD CROPS ESPECIALLY VEGETABLES AND GRAINS ARE SPRAYED WITH ALL KINDS OF CHEMICALS THAT ARE INJURIOUS TO HUMAN HEALTH. THERE IS THEREFORE THE NEED TO FIGHT THIS PROBLEM THROUGH EDUCATION AND OTHER INTERVENTIONS.
    WE WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF WE COULD BE FUNDED TO ADDRESS THIS MENACE.

  7. Musah Siino Bannu says:

    GREEN SAHARA ORGANISATION IS AN LOCAL NGO INTO ENVIRONMENT BASED IN THE UPPER WEST REGION OF GHANA. OUR MAIN CONCERNS ARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.

    THERE IS A WORRYING TREND OF DESTRUCTION OF THE FEW TREES FOR CHARCOAL BURNING. THE WORRYING TREND IS THAT THE CHARCOAL IS NOT BURNT FOR LOCAL USE BUT TRANSPORTED IN LARGE QUANTITIES DOWNSOUTH. IF NOTTHIN IS DONE IT WILL LEAD TO DESERTIFICATION.
    WE THEREFORE WISH TO FIND OUT WHETHER WE COULD GET FUNDING TO FIGHT THIS MENACE.

  8. Muhammed Alee Mansur says:

    Dear Fellow:

    SHAH ABDUL AZIZ FOUNDATION (SAAF)
    UNDER SOCIETIES REGISTRATION ACT 1860
    BANGLADESH SOCIETY REGISTRATION NO: CHS-555

    Mission

    Shah Abdul Aziz Foundation (SAAF) is a non-government, non-profit, charity organization for the society, for the humanity. SAAF established to provide financial and in kind supports for environment, health, education, orphan, social service, human rights, sanitation and water, gender, technology, income generating projects for poor and needy peoples to eradicate poverty from the society in some particular regions of Bangladesh and other social service programs that improve their lives. SAAF has a particular focus on serving the areas.

    Vision:
    Our vision is to “for the society, for the humanity”

    Objectives:
    * To establish promote and implement school, college, university, orphanage, mosque, madrasha, hospital, charitable dispensary, vocational and technical institute, writer’s club, publishing house etc. both general and technical for the purpose of diffusion of using knowledge among the people of target group.

    * To undertake and carry humanitarian or charitable programs for the poor and under privileged peoples and coordinate projects/schemes, promotion of self reliance and generation of awareness for improvement in the quality of life of the poor and to provide relief to the people affected by natural disasters and assist in their rehabilitation.

    * sponsor, support, conduct and arrange training programs, seminars, workshops, symposium and meetings and to make awareness among general public, poor masses and human society for the beneficial of target group.

    * arrange, research, manage, encourage, display of sculpture, paintings, museum, liberal and fine arts, folklore, science and technology, medicine, law, engineering, agriculture, archeology, historical and ethnological culture, mechanical, agriculture, environment etc. through educational, social and cultural activities.

    * To collaborate with other organizations, NPOs, NGOs, VOs, Institutions, bodies and societies both in Bangladesh and abroad including relevant International Agencies.

    Thanks and best regards,
    Muhammed Alee Mansur
    Secretary General
    Shah Abdul Aziz Foundation (SAAF)

  9. Chrispinkasiya says:

    Women for Fair Development (WOFAD) is an NGO operating in the Southern Rgion of Malai. WOFAD is working towards women empowerment, reduce stigma and disacrimination among others. Upon seeing the Nordic Climate Facility’s 3rd Call for PROPOSALS, our Organisation would like to engage a group of women in the manufacturing and selling of Locally-made economy Stoves that use VERY little pieces of firewood. We believe that if communities have access to these Stoves, there will be a decrease in deforestation and use of Chacoal which are both not climate and environmental-friendly initiatives.
    \
    However, you have mentioned something on NORDIC PARTNERS. We would like to become one but how. Also, this is our inquiry to find out if we are qualified to apply for this fund.

  10. samson chitenje says:

    covenant centre for development would like to apply for funding on the promotion of the use of baskets made of bamboos rather than plastic papers which leads to pollution of the environment,also we want to impliment an innovative project of recycling and re use of waste and permaculture and increased use of treaddle pumps and motorised pumps on irrigation to mitigate issues of climate change are we qualifying for funding

  11. Kebba S S Bah says:

    We want to find out wheter The gambian NGOs are qualified to apply for the Nordic Climate Facility’s Third Call for Proposals as the gambia is not mmentioned in the list of countries in Africa.

  12. Charles Mwambo says:

    Thank you.

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