REGIONAL WEBINAR ON CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT WITH THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND (GCF)
- 04.30.2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- Ann Mwende
The Pan African Justice Alliance (PACJA) and CARE International on behalf of the implementing partners of the "Civil Society Organisations readiness to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) - focus Africa" project coordinated by German watch and CARE International, are organizing an Online Webinar to be held on WEDNESDAY, 30TH APRIL 2019 FROM 12:00 -13:30 NAIROBI TIME.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) offers an opportunity for Africa transformation towards climate change resilient livelihoods. Currently, 50% of all GCF approvals to date have been to Africa. A total of 36 GCF projects have been approved. GCF funding in Africa is $ 2.3 billion, whilst co-financing is $ 5.6 billion; the total number of readiness grant approved is 76, valued at $ 39.4 million. A number of African countries have managed to obtain large scale funding from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Morocco, for instance, is implementing a USD 40 million project to prevent environmental degradation from Argan oil production, and Zambia is helping farmers adapt to climate change. Despite this picture, access to climate finance at scale remains one of the biggest challenges for African countries. This webinar thus looks at how GCF can be useful in meeting the climate finance gap in Africa.The webinar also looks at how to ensure that the CSOs are not left behind in the implementation of GCF financed projects.