ICCA Host East African Green Climate Fund (GCF) Training

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Date and time: 
Mon, 2016-12-19 12:46



The Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) in conjunction with African Centre   for Technologies Studies (ACTS) hosted a four day capacity building workshop from Tuesday 6 to 9th December, 2016. The venue was within Chiromo Campus, University of Nairobi. This was a preparatory course for public and private sectors on designing and implementing Green Climate Fund Projects. The participants were drawn from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and India.


Adaptation comprises all actions aimed at enhancing the coping mechanism to climate change which cannot be abated or mitigated thus reducing the magnitude of negative effects. These measures include prevention, tolerance, resilient, change of land use practices, relocation or initiating restoration of degraded environments. Therefore, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has opened another window of opportunity for adaptation funding. GCF will play its important role of leveraging the developing countries worst impacted with shifts by enhancing their resilience. The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. Enhance understanding on climate change finance options relevant to adaptation projects
  2. Enhance understanding of operational procedure of GCF funding
  3. Provide support especially on technological focus  linked to GCF funding
  4. Enhance proposal writing (competitive  and bankable GCF proposal and implementation plans)
  5. To build a pool of Green Climate Finance  (GCF) experts nationally, regionally and internationally


The key speakers were: Prof. Shem Wandiga, Ag.director (ICCA), Dr. Peter Onyango (ICCA) Dr. George Mwaniki, director Netfund Kenya, Dr. Cosmas Ochieng, director ACTS and Ms. Wangare Kirumba NEMA- Kenya

The workshop was organized Mr. James Kaoga (ICCA), Ms. Rosemary Baraza (ICCA), Charles Tunoi (ACTS), Sweeny Okecho (NETFUND-Kenya), Dr. George Mwaniki (NETFUND-Kenya) and Dr. Joanes Atela (ACTS)

Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-06-15 12:46

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 Prof Shem O. Wandiga
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