Source:  African Development Bank

The African Development Bank-hosted Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) on Wednesday issued a third call for project proposals addressing gender inequality and climate resilience in Africa.

The call is for projects that will address men's and women's unequal access to the resources needed to adapt to climate change and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Projects should also support African countries' transition to gender-transformative, climate-resilient, low-carbon development, as well as the scale-up of access to climate finance.

The call is open to African governments, regional organizations, African funds, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, and departments of the African Development Bank. The deadline for submissions is 23 July 2021, 23:59 GMT.

The ACCF currently supports more than a dozen projects in 16 African countries with a portfolio totaling about $7.73 million. These projects were selected from the Fund's first and second calls for proposals in 2014 and 2017 respectively, and focused on access to climate finance, capacity building as well as small-scale adaptation projects.

The third call for proposals is expected to contribute to expansion of ACCF's thematic focus and geographic reach, and enable it to meet growing demand from potential applicants across Africa. Funding will come from a $6 million envelope, and will be allocated in the form of grants ranging from $250,000 - $1 million per project.

To be eligible, projects should align with the African Development Bank's Gender Strategy (2021-2025), and its 10-year strategy (2013-2022), which focuses on inclusive growth and the transition to green growth. The projects will also align with African countries' Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans.

Interested entities are invited to submit applications through a dedicated online platform here.

About the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF)

The ACCF is a multi-donor trust fund established by the African Development Bank in April 2014 with the overall mission to support African countries to build resilience to the negative impacts of climate change and transition to sustainable low-carbon growth. The ACCF is supported by the governments of Italy and Germany, via GIZ, as well as the regional governments of Flanders, Quebec and Global Affairs Canada.


Rita Effah, ACCF Coordinator, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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