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Workshops to Familiarize Parties with the Process and the Requirements for the Accreditation of National Implementing Entities for Direct Access under the Adaptation Fund
 

The Adaptation Fund (AF), established by the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol of the UNFCCC, is mandated to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. These funds can either be accessed through an accredited Multilateral Institution, or through an accredited National Implementing Entity (NIE).

This possibility of accessing and managing of multilateral funds independently of multilateral agencies is one of the innovative features of the AF. For an NIE to be accredited, it has to provide evidence for being able to meet the fiduciary standards set up by the AF Board. An entity that meets these standards and in turn becomes an accredited NIE has "direct access" to the resources of the AF. As half of the funds at the disposal of the AF have been reserved by the AF Board for this specific modality, this is an important possibility for developing country Parties of the Kyoto Protocol.

In decision 5/CMP.6, paragraph 8, the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (CMP) requested the secretariat, subject to the availability of resources, in consultation with the AF Board, and making use of the AF Accreditation Toolkit, lessons learned and best practices, to conduct up to three regional or subregional, as appropriate, workshops, with the possibility of another, as circumstances permit and as warranted, in order to familiarize Parties with the process and the requirements of the accreditation of NIEs for the direct access of the AF.

In total, four regional workshops have been organized by the secretariat for the African region, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe and the Pacific region. CMP 8 took note of the successful completion of the series of workshops on the accreditation of NIEs.


 

Workshop for the Pacific

 
From 23 to 25 April 2012 the secretariat organized a workshop in Apia, Samoa, in coordination with the Adaptation Fund (AF) Board Secretariat and in collaboration with the Government of Samoa, pursuant to decision 5/CMP.6.

The workshop was designed to familiarize participants from the Pacific with the process and the requirements for the accreditation of National Implementing Entities (NIEs) for the direct access of the AF.

The workshop was attended by close to 60 participants, which included delegates from 14 countries from the Pacific, a representative from an accredited NIE from Belize, a representative from the West African Development Bank as a regional implementing entity (RIE), and observers from, inter alia, the UNDP, UNEP, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, and a representative from the Australian government.

The workshop served as a useful event for sharing lessons learned and enhancing the understanding of the process for accrediting NIEs, as well as lessons learned from the example of the RIE.

The workshop materials can be found here:

pdf-icon Background of Adaptation Fund (167 kB) pdf-icon Operational Policies and Guidelines (623 kB) pdf-icon Project Cycle and approval process (916 kB) pdf-icon Working with the flow (428 kB) pdf-icon Fiduciary Standards (213 kB) pdf-icon Accreditation Process (466 kB) pdf-icon Completed Accreditation Application 1 (209 kB) pdf-icon Completed Accreditation Application 2 (200 kB) pdf-icon Completed Accreditation Application 3 (158 kB) pdf-icon PACT presentation (184 kB) pdf-icon BOAD presentation (450 kB) pdf-icon Cook Islands presentation (620 kB) pdf-icon Solomon Islands presentation (433 kB)

Further information can be found at the AF Secretariat's website.



Workshop for Asia and Eastern Europe

From 19 to 21 March 2012 the secretariat organized a workshop in Manila, Philippines, in coordination with the Adaptation Fund (AF) Board Secretariat and in collaboration with the Government of the Philippines, pursuant to decision 5/CMP.6. The workshop was designed to familiarize participants from Asia and Eastern Europe with the process and the requirements for the accreditation of National Implementing Entities (NIEs) for the direct access of the AF.

The workshop was attended by close to 80 participants, which included delegates from 29 countries from Asia and Eastern Europe, representatives from accredited NIEs from Jordan and Senegal and observers from the UNDP, GIZ and the USAID Adaptation Asia-Pacific Project. The workshop served as a useful event for sharing lessons learned and enhancing the understanding of the process for accrediting NIEs.

The workshop materials can be found here:

pdf-icon Presentation workshop (173 kB) pdf-icon Presentation Adaptation Fund (183 kB) pdf-icon Presentation Fiduciary Standards (227 kB) pdf-icon Presentation NIE (150 kB) pdf-icon Presentation Adaptation Toolkit (276 kB) pdf-icon Sample application with filling (315 kB)

Further information can be found at the AF Secretariat's website.

 

Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean

 
The secretariat has now organized a second workshop, in consultation with the Adaptation Fund Board, and in collaboration with UNDP and the Government of Panama, from 10 to 12 November in Panama.

This particular workshop addressed participants from Latin America and the Caribbean region and was attended by delegates from 26 countries, the chairperson of the Adaptation Fund Board and representatives from observer organizations for a total of 45 participants. As the preceding event for the African region, the workshop in Panama was very well received by the delegates from various Latin American and Caribbean countries, in terms of the valuable insights and greater understanding of the requirements for accrediting NIEs.

The workshop materials can be found here:

pdf-icon Introduction (145 kB) pdf-icon Background on AF (204 kB) pdf-icon Operational Policies and Guidelines (621 kB) pdf-icon Accreditation Process (458 kB) pdf-icon Fiduciary Standards (208 kB) pdf-icon Project cycle and approval process (816 kB) pdf-icon Jamaica NIE presentation (1515 kB) pdf-icon Case Study ANII (1198 kB) pdf-icon Case Study PACT (604 kB) pdf-icon Introduccion (159 kB) pdf-icon Antecedentes del fondo de adaptacion (204 kB) pdf-icon Guias y politicas operativas (621 kB) pdf-icon El proceso de acreditacion (541 kB) pdf-icon Las normas fiduciarias (177 kB) pdf-icon El ciclo de proyectos (857 kB)

Further information can be found at the AF Secretariat's website

 
Workshop for the African Region
 

From 5 to 6 September 2011 the secretariat organized a workshop in Mbour, Senegal, in coordination with the Adaptation Fund (AF) Board Secretariat and in collaboration with the Government of Senegal, pursuant to decision 5/CMP.6. The workshop was designed to familiarize the participants from the African Region with the process and the requirements for the accreditation of NIEs for the direct access of the AF.

The workshop was attended by close to 100 participants which included delegates from 41 African countries, and also had the participation of representatives from the current African accredited NIEs from Senegal and Benin as well as observers from the Government of Japan, European Union, UNDP, and UNEP. The workshop was acknowledged by participants as a useful event for sharing lessons learned and enhancing the understanding of the process for accrediting NIEs.

Some of the workshop materials can be found here:

pdf-icon Workshop objectives (106 kB) pdf-icon Adaptation Fund (204 kB) pdf-icon Designated Authority roles and identifications (430 kB) pdf-icon Identifying NIEs (136 kB) pdf-icon Why this workshop (136 kB) pdf-icon Fiduciary Standards (233 kB) pdf-icon Accreditation Toolkit 1 (267 kB) pdf-icon Accreditation Toolkit 2 (218 kB) pdf-icon Application Form (304 kB)

Further workshop materials can be found at the AF Secretariat's website

 

Updated 21 December 2012

 
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pdf-icon Report on the workshops on the process and requirements for the accreditation of national implementing entities for direct access under the AF to the CMP