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NEMA developing criteria to assess GCF concepts


NEMA is the accredited entity for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Kenya, having obtained the accreditation on March, 2016.

In line with this achievement, NEMA published a call for Project Proposals for the Green Climate Fund from interested applicants in October. This has led to the applauding of the country for being the first to send out a call for proposals for the Green Climate Fund to the public.

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NIE coordinator, Ms Wangare Kirumba presenting during the meeting at Eka hotel 

With the set deadline for submission of the GCF concept notes—30th November 2016— fast approaching, it was deemed fit by the NIE steering committee to convene a three day workshop  at Eka Hotel, Nairobi from 21st to 23rd Nov 2016— in collaboration with World Resources Institute to develop concept note assessment criteria.

The objective of the workshop included, interalia, a) to develop a criteria for assessing the concept notes b) to establish a pathway through which the criteria will be implemented.

The workshop team comprised of members of the NIE steering committee drawn from different departments of NEMA and  Ms. Moushumi Chaudhury from WRI  who steered the discussions together with Ms. Wangari Kirumba —NIE coordinator at NEMA.

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Participants pose for a group photo after the meeting 

The discussions to develop the criteria were guided by GCF assessment criteria and Kenya Climate Change documents (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, Kenya Climate Change Action Plan, National Climate Change Response Strategy, and Climate Change Act 2016).

Having held fruitful deliberations, the workshop was wrapped up on its third day. However, the NIE steering committee shall continue to further engage WRI, GCF and relevant partners in the assessment process of the concept notes.

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