Readiness Programme for Climate Finance - an Adaptation Fund initiative

The Adaptation Fund's Readiness Programme for Climate Finance


The Adaptation Fund’s Readiness Programme for Climate Finance aims to help strengthen the capacity of national and regional entities to receive and manage climate financing, particularly through the Fund's direct access, and to adapt and build resilience to counter changing climate conditions in sectors ranging from agriculture and food security to coastal zones and urban areas.




Core Activities

  • Intensive workshops convening stakeholders in the full cycle of climate finance, from accreditation through project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • South-South grants program will support experienced NIEs to assist countries working to become accredited for climate finance.

  • Online collaboration and knowledge sharing will be encouraged through a knowledge exchange.


Guidance document for Implementing Entities on Compliance with the Adaptation Fund Environmental and Social Policy


2014-2015 calendar


1-2 May, 2014 - Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #1, Washington DC**
Focus on convening experts and thought leaders in climate finance readiness, sharing experiences and charting paths forward


1-4 July, 2014 - First NIE Readiness Workshop in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Focus on accreditation process and implementation of projects
* Hosted by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) of Kenya, and supported by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Adaptation Fund and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)


15-17 July, 2014 - Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #2, Washington DC
Focus on readiness throughout project cycle


10-12 September, 2014 - Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #3, Bangkok, Thailand
Co-hosted with UNEP
Focus on increasing capacity of applicant and accredited implementing entities


24-26 March, 2015 - Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #4, Panama City, Panama

Co-hosted with CAF and the Government of Panama


18-20 May, 2015 - Climate Finance Readiness Seminar #5, Windhoek, Namibia

Co-hosted with Heinrich Boll Stiftung, DRFN and the government of Namibia

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 ** The Readiness Programme for Climate Finance kicked off with a two day seminar in Washington, DC, bringing together experts and thought leaders from a variety of organizations around the world. Information and presentations from this workshop are here.


AF Readiness Flyer 2014.pdf1.62 MB
PRESS RELEASE_AF Readiness Launch and Seminar1.pdf319.64 KB
TheWrap_AFClimate Finance Readiness Seminar #1.pdf325.1 KB
Workshop Report_Africa NIEs workshop_July2014_Final.pdf79.62 KB
PRESS RELEASE_AF ReadinessSeminar2_15July2014.pdf327.8 KB
PRESS RELEASE_AF ReadinessSeminar3_10Sept2014.pdf76.53 KB
AF Readiness Programme Logo.zip9.41 MB