Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance(PACJA) with support from SNV Netherlands Development Organisation are organizing a training workshop targeting Voice for Change Project partnership(V4CP) Civil Societies(CSOs) to equip them with information on a variety of climate change financing mechanisms, development of bankable climate change proposals and governance in climate change. The one day workshop will be on 6th of May.
Among the climate change funding mechanisms available today is The Green Climate Fund (GCF) which is a newly established fund financial Mechanism under the UNFCCC – Paris Agreement along with Adaption Fund & GEF, created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a new global fund created to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change. Its helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change as well as seek to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development pathway, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts.
Despite the fact that there is a diversity of funding mechanism in this discourse, many communities, civil societies and even county government are either unaware of the availability of these mechanisms or they have no idea how to apply for the funding.
The objectives of the training workshop are to:
- Sensitize the V4CP CSOs on the climate change funding mechanism available in the country and globally
- Build the capacity of V4CP CSOs on development of bankable climate change proposals especially on GCF
- Expose the CSOs to existing policy frameworks at national and county level that support access to climate finance from various sources.