The Adaptation Fund NGO Network

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The Adaptation Fund NGO Network is a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) engaging in discussions and debates on the Adaptation Fund's policies and closely following the planning and implementation of the Fund's projects. The Network's aim is to support those most vulnerable to climate change and ensure their benefit from the Adaptation Fund. This is why it works on strengthening transparent and participative processes within the Fund. The Network aims to ensure the effective engagement of civil society not only at Fund level, but also at the local level, throughout project planning and implementation. Making the Adaptation Fund work for the most vulnerable communities will strongly rely on the input and engagement of global civil society. >>> more 'About us'

News

Blog Post
01.10.2019
Sheep farming is an important livelihood for small-scale farmers in the Namakwa region in South Africa
Blog Post by Elin Lorimer, Indigo development & change

South Africa’s Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility Project, funded under the Adaptation Fund, is drawing to a close, and has surfaced valuable lessons about implementing “enhanced direct access” mechanisms and making adaptation funding available at the local level. Project participants, including the 12 small grant recipients, met recently at an inter-district learning event to share their experiences.

Blog Post
01.10.2019
Marsabit County: Harsh climatic conditions and barren land are an indication of increasing impacts of climate change
Blog Post by Psamson Nzioki, Transparency International Kenya, October 2019

Impacts of climate change continue to increase in magnitude and frequency. This is why financial support becomes increasingly important to reduce vulnerability and build resilience of communities in Kenya against these impacts. The Adaptation Fund has been instrumental in supporting interventions that help communities to cushion the impacts of climate change.

Blog Post
01.10.2019
Gitika Goswami (Development Alternatives, India) & Mariam Devidze (Green Alternative, Georgia) providing on-the-ground insights and concrete recommendations on behalf of the AF NGO Network at the Fund's Board meeting in June 2019
Blog Post by Till Eichler and Julia Grimm, Germanwatch, October 2019
AF NGO Network core partner organisations from India and Georgia entered into a fruitful dialogue with the Adaptation Fund Board at the Fund's additional Board meeting on 28 June 2019. The Network provided concrete insights on challenges encountered in obtaining direct access to the Fund's resources and on the implications of implementing the Fund's country cap. On-the-ground perspectives on the role of CSOs as project implementers and gender impacts of the Fund's project in India were also shared.
Flyer
13.06.2019
Cover: Flyer "The Adaptation Fund NGO Network"
Supporting the most vulnerable to climate change

The AF NGO Network has been initiated by a number of NGOs in order to accompany the crucial phase of implementation of the projects through enabling a multi-stakeholder participation in the AF procedures...

Paper
11.03.2019
Civil society recommendations for AFB33
Policy suggestions from the Adaptation Fund NGO Network for decisions to be taken at AFB33

In this paper, the Adaptation Fund NGO Network articulates its recommendations and policy suggestions for decisions to be taken at the thirty-third meeting of the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB33). The recommendations in this paper are based on the common position of the core partner organisations of the AF NGO Network. The paper is mainly addressed to the members of the Fund's two Committees (Project and Programme Review Committee and Ethics and Finance Committee), Board members and alternates in general as well as other interested stakeholders.

Study, Paper
01.10.2018
The  future role of the Adaptation fund in the internatinal climate finance architecture
Concrete recommendations for decisions to be taken at COP24

The challenge of adaptation finance is not only about how much funding is being mobilised, but also how it is used. It is crucial that available finance is used as efficiently and effectively as possible so as to reduce vulnerability and increase climate resilience. The Adaptation Fund, with over 10 years of experience in channelling adaptation finance, has a unique function in the international climate finance architecture and the global response to the impacts of climate change. With its distinct mandate, clear specialisation, and innovative features, the Adaptation Fund can play an important role in improving the quality of adaptation finance.

Briefing Paper, Meetings
16.10.2017
Briefing on the 30th Meeting of the Adaption Fund Board_Cover
During the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) in November 2017, the Adaptation Fund (AF) will be celebrating its 10th
Paper
04.09.2017
Cover: Tracking Tool
Experiences made by four AFN partner organizations
In the context of the Adaptation Fund NGO Network a Tracking Tool was developed in order to provide an instrument to assess a country's current state of adaptation policies and frameworks regarding interplay and good adaptation. This paper is an evaluation of the Tracking Tool based on the experiences of four AFN partner organizations.
Paper, Report
15.02.2017
Cover: Innovative Financing for the Adaptation Fund
By NewClimate Institute & Germanwatch e.V.
The Adaptation Fund has emerged as an important body in the multilateral adaptation finance landscape. It has pioneered novel approaches such as direct access, has streamlined project cycles to allow participation of small institutions and holds an impressive track-record of delivering results-based adaptation finance. Demand for its services is high among vulnerable developing countries. Continued interest was clearly visible during COP 22, where Parties showed willingness to carve a role for this Kyoto Protocol climate fund under the Paris Agreement. However, this potential is constrained by a continuous resource crunch in the Fund after its primary revenue source – a 2% share of proceeds levy from mitigation projects registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) - dried up.
Newsletter
15.02.2017
Cover AFN Newsletter No 12
The newsletter No. 12 from January 2017 can be downloaded here. The newsletter, dedicated to the activities of the AF NGO Network and around the implemented projects, is published regularly. If you would like to receive it, send an E-Mail to Jean-Paul Brice Affana or Julia Grimm. Members of the network will receive the newsletter automatically.

Adaptation Fund NGO Network annual strategy workshop (2018)

Adaptation Fund NGO Network annual strategy workshop (2018)

Left to right: Emmanuel Seck (Enda Energie), Nora Immink (intern), Yves Renard (Panos Caribbean), Patricia Velasco (FFLA), Julio Carcamo (Fundación Vida), Julia Grimm (Germanwatch), Mawusé Hountondji (JVE-Benin), Serge  Nsengimana (ACNR), Fazal Issa (ForumCC), Ehab Eid (JREDS), Farhan Syed (Develpment Alternatives), Elin Lorimer (Indigo), David Gorré (volunteer).

Supported by BMU

Supported by BMUB

The Adaptation Fund NGO Network has been financially supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.