The Adaptation Fund Board successfully concluded its 28th Meeting in Bonn, Germany from 4–7 October 2016 only a month before the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) which will be held in Marrakech, Morocco. The meeting encouraged reflections on how to fully enhance dissemination of knowledge and experiences generated by the Fund in order to leverage the understanding about its relevance and contributions to adaptation efforts of nations and communities worldwide facing the adverse effects of climate change. Members of the Board considered that achieving such goal would be a key milestone to develop a pathway towards the Adaptation Fund being recognised as one of the entities entrusted with the Financial Mechanism of the UNFCCC to serve the Paris Agreement, such as the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility that were both acknowledged by the outcomes of COP21 in Paris last year. As usual, civil society representatives were allowed to observe the meeting and to engage in discussions with Board members. As such, they contributed to the debates.