The Adaptation Fund Board called upon NIEs to express interest to host the Readiness Package Workshop and NEMA was among the five NIEs that submitted their expression of interest. NEMA Kenya was selected to host the readiness package workshop which will be held from 4-6 April 2018 at Panari Hotel, in Nairobi, Kenya. This puts NEMA and Kenya on the map with regards to Adaptation Funds confidence with NEMA as an NIE.
The purpose of the Readiness Package workshop is to build a common understanding of the challenges and gaps in attaining accreditation with the Fund as provided by entities seeking accreditation with the Fund and to enhance the capacity of National Implementing Entities (NIEs) eligible to provide capacity building support to such entities through South-South cooperation grants, to be able to effectively provide peer support for accreditation.
As part of the Climate Finance Readiness Programme of the Adaptation Fund Board’s SSouth-youth grants, NEMA is a beneficiary of the grant to mentor Malawi and Zimbabwe who are in the process of seeking accreditation with AF Board.
NEMA has held a high-level engagement with the two countries that enlisted their governments support and secured commitment to execute the AF South to South grant towards achieving accreditation for Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and Malawi Environment Trust Fund (MEET) in Zimbabwe and Malawi respectively. The Authority also hosted the two institutions prepare and submit relevant documents that will lead to accreditation with the Fund.
The workshop participants (about 50) will include representatives of entities not yet accredited and not yet under review by the Accreditation Panel, but actively in the process of obtaining accreditation, representatives of accredited NIEs listed on the Fund website as eligible to provide peer support through South-South cooperation grants, accreditation experts, and staff from the secretariat. Countries that will be represented include Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, Costa Rica, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mali, Moldova, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, USA, and Kenya.
The last day of the workshop will be culminated by a field visit to one of NEMA’s Adaptation Fund Programme sites on 6th April 2018.