Nataij is thrilled to announce that the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) was approved for accreditation with the #GCFund. The decision came at the 22nd meeting of the Board, which concluded on February 28th in Songdo. AEPC is the first entity in Nepal to become accredited, and Nataij is proud to have assisted the team at every step of the application process. Congratulations, AEPC - We look forward to supporting you in the next phase of this journey. https://pos.li/2bap08
Day 6: Training with Town Development Fund
In our sixth and final day of the training workshop Nataij is leading in #Nepal, our team met with the Town Development Fund to discuss its comparative advantage in leveraging financing from the GCFund.
Nataij is grateful to all of our partners for a successful week of collaboration, and we are excited to continue providing our support as they transform their project ideas into action.
Day 5: Workshop with Alternative Energy Promotion Center
What is "additionality," and how does it fit in the development of GCFund project proposals? These are the questions Nataij explored with members of the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre team in Day 5 of our capacity building workshop.
Day 4: Capacity Building with National Trust for Nature Conservation
In Day 4 of our capacity building workshop, Nataij supported the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) with the formulation of a project concept for the GCFund Simplified Approval Process. Four days down, two to go!
Day 3: Capacity Building with Nepal Investment Bank
In Day 3 of our capacity building workshop, Nataij conducted tailored training for Nepal Investment Bank Ltd. (NIBL), one of the leading commercial banks in the country. The workshop centered on how NIBL can successfully engage with the GCFund to mobilize financing for its priority projects.
Day 2: GCF Project Development Workshop
Today marks Day 2 of the capacity building workshop that Nataij is leading on GCFund project development in #Nepal. Our team will be delivering presentations and facilitating activities to frame thinking around theory of change, gender mainstreaming, and environmental and social risk screening in the formulation of projects. Check back for the latest on our trip!
Day 1: GCF Fund Project Development Training
Nataij is back in Nepal where our team is leading a workshop on GCFund project development. Day 1 is focused on reviewing the GCF's processes, templates, and funding modalities; aligning local projects with national priorities; and identifying a climate rationale for development interventions. Be sure to stay tuned for the latest on our trip!
New Blog: Year in Review
2018 was a busy year for Nataij. Research Analysts Andy Bilich and Erica Slowik reflect on the year's highlights and share about exciting opportunities on the horizon. https://lnkd.in/fhcqkhF
New Blog: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Research Analyst Erica Slowik offers thoughts on her recent fieldwork in Manila, Philippines. Read about how Nataij is assisting organizations across the globe build their fiduciary, environmental, and social capacity to meet international standards. http://pos.li/2atwxm
LandBank Approved as Direct Access Entity
Accreditation to the GCFund is no easy task. Over the past year, Nataij has supported LandBank of the Philippines with the application process. Our collective efforts were rewarded on October 21st when the Board approved LandBank as a Direct Access Entity. https://pos.li/2am0yz
GCF Panel on Direct Access
Nataij is in Germany, where President and Founder Dima Reda is sharing her insights on GCFund direct access processes and the potential for deeper impacts of projects.
New Blog: Bringing the Climate Conversation Home
Research Analyst Erica Slowik shares her insights from the third biennial California Adaptation Forum. Read more about how #Nataij is bringing the #climate conversation home: https://lnkd.in/fdg3_gd. #CAadapts
Nataij is in the Philippines where our team is supporting local institutions with #climate #change #readiness. Learn about how the Philippines is leading efforts on green, climate-resilient development: https://lnkd.in/gHDNrUP.
Nataij Returns to Nepal for Local Access to Finance
Nataij is back in Nepal where our team is assisting a local financing institution access international funds for #climate #change #adaptation and #mitigation projects.
Sustainable Energy Forum in Kigali, Rwanda
On the last day of the Sustainable Energy Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, Nataij President Dima Reda spoke as a panelist on the opportunities and challenges facing East African cities. She presented the findings of Nataij’s baseline study on urban sustainability in the East African Community, which was completed earlier this year.