Blog & Publications


A newsletter dedicated to the activities of the AF NGO Network and around the implemented projects is published regularly. The AF NGO Network also publishes Reports on Adaptation Fund Board meetings, its activities in Doha and other AF material from its Network members.

AFN-Publications (Liste)

Blog Post
Blog Post by Elin Lorimer, Indigo development & change, South Africa, April 2020
While global attention rightly focuses on how we cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak at present, we should not take our eye off the ball on the issue of climate change adaptation. If anything, this current health disaster shows us how important it is to speed up support for those communities most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The Adaptation Fund Board must continue with their important work in the current challenging circumstances, and improve their mechanisms for working remotely, while at the same time ensuring transparency and the participation of stakeholders.
Briefing Paper
Renforcer l'engagement de la société civile dans le FA
Recommandations du Réseau des ONG du Fonds d'Adaptation

Cette publication formule un certain nombre de recommandations pour renforcer l'engagement et la participation de la société civile afin d'améliorer la prise de décision du Conseil d´Administration du Fonds d'Adaptation (FA). Les recommandations de ce document s'appuient également sur l'expérience des politiques et pratiques de participation de la société civile d'autres fonds pour le climat afin de garantir que le FA s'inspire des normes internationales les plus élevées tout en reconnaissant qu'il n'existe pas de modèle unique pour tous les fonds pour le climat.

Briefing Paper
AF NGO Network recommendations

This publication articulates a number of recommendations for further strengthening civil society engagement and participation to enhance decision-making of the Adaptation Fund (AF) Board. The recommendations in this paper also draw on the experiences of civil society participation policies and practices of other climate funds to ensure that the AF is informed by the highest internationally accepted standards, while at the same time acknowledging that there is no one-size-fits-all model for all climate funds. The three main needs identified that are crucial for further strengthening civil society engagement in the AF are: 1. The introduction of active CSO observers; 2. Amendments to the AF's Open Information Policy; and 3. Adequate resourcing of the AF Secretariat to ensure transparency and effective CSO engagement.

Side Event
AFN Side Event at COP25 in Madrid on 06 Dec 2019
Friday, 06 Dec 2019, 16:45—18:15, Room 1

The side-event promotes solutions for effectively channelling international adaptation finance to local stakeholders and for ensuring that those most vulnerable benefit from international adaptation finance flows. The event showcases best practice initiatives that effectively channel adaptation finance to the local level. 

The event takes place on Friday 6th December 16:45 - 18:15 in room 1 at the COP25 venue in Madrid.

Speakers: Adaptation Fund (AF) Secretariat, CSO representatives from the AF NGO Network, Adelphi, NABARD - AF National Implementing Entity in India.

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Somos una coalición de más de 250 Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (OSC) enfocadas en el trabajo del Fondo de Adaptación (FA). Nuestro objetivo es dar soporte a los más vulnerables frente al cambio climático y asegurar que se beneficien del Fondo de Adaptación. Para lograr esto, trabajamos para hacer que el Fondo sea más transparente y participativo, promoviendo la participación efectiva de la sociedad civil y de las partes interesadas a nivel local.
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Nous sommes une coalition mondiale de plus de 250 organisations de la société civile (OSC) qui concentrent leur travail sur le Fonds d’Adaptation au changement climatique. Notre objectif est de soutenir les plus vulnérables aux changements climatiques et de s’assurer qu’ils bénéficient directement et effectivement des financements octroyés par le Fonds d’Adaptation. Pour atteindre ces objectifs, nous travaillons à rendre le Fonds plus transparent et participatif, en promouvant un engagement effectif de la société civile et une appropriation par les acteurs locaux.
Blog Post
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
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
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.
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Supporting the most vulnerable to climate change
We are a global coalition of more than 250 associate CSOs focussing on the Adaptation Fund. Our aim is to support the most vulnerable to climate change and ensure they benefit from the Adaptation Fund. To achieve this we work to make the Fund more transparent and participative promoting the effective engagement of civil society and owner-ship of local stakeholders. This is why we monitor the implementation of the Adaptation Fund’s projects; we draft policy recommendations for the Fund’s Board; and we provide independent on-the-ground insights on the Fund’s activities in your country.

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