Climate Support Facility

Through a dedicated Climate Support Facility (CSF), the GCCA intra-ACP Programme offers experts to provide short-term customised technical assistance and training to ACP member states.

This Facility consists of a pool of experts in a range of areas related to climate change. These experts are mobilised on demand to provide the customised technical assistance requested by beneficiaries in ACP countries.

Expertise is available through the Climate Support Facility to help with:

  • trainings, workshops, capacity building
  • project identification/formulation, feasibility studies
  • assessment of projects and help to access funding
  • policy development, strategies, roadmaps preparation

Examples of services provided in the past are featured in the teasers below. You can access detailed information and related documents or pictures by clicking on these teasers.

The first phase of the CSF is now closed and no more assistance can be provided before the second phase is launched (foreseen in 2017). It is however possible to express interest. Requests will be kept aside until the second phase is launched.

Who can apply for support

This support is open to anyone based in an ACP country:  including public or private sector organisations, NGOs, CSOs, and Universities.

Schedule

The procedure is very quick and simple:

Once you have submitted your request for technical assistance through the online form, the ACP Climate Change Expert will get back to you and help you prepare the terms of reference of a technical assistance mission with you. This phase will be faster if you already have a clear vision of the assistance you need, the profile of expertise required, the tasks to be done, outputs to be produced and time to be spent. To help you define what you need, you can have a look at the terms of reference of previous implemented mission by clicking on the teasers of these mission featured below.

Once the terms of reference are finalised and approved, they are provided to the Climate Support Facility for implementation. At this stage there are two possibilities:

  • You have identified that the technical assistance required can be implemented by one of the three key experts of the CSF team. In this case the preparation of the mission can start immediately. 
  • You are looking for a specific expertise which cannot be provided by one of the key experts. In this case we will look for an adequate expert and submit a CV to you for approval within two weeks. As soon as the expert or team of expert is approved the preparation of the mission can start.

The mobilisation of adequate technical assistance can be therefore quick and, when the terms of reference are defined, the experts could be in the field within a month.

How to access the support

You can apply for support on this website through the On-line application form.

Achievements of the CSF

From its entry into force in June 2012 until the end of the first phase of the Climate Support Facility  41 missions have been implemented in beneficiary countries which are listed here below:

Pays:: 
Ghana
Region:: 
Africa
Date of mission:: 
May, 2016

There is an important need in Ghana to provide information on climate change on which could rely efforts for education, training, communication and awareness-raising in order to maintream this issue into development planning.

Pays:: 
Mauritania
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation
Date of mission:: 
December, 2015

Mauritania is an extremely vulnerable country (161th of 163 in IPE ranking 2010) which population grows rapidly and gather in urban areas along the coast and Senegal river bassin. The National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) does not sufficiently address the particular risks and measures required in these areas.

Pays:: 
Guinea Conakry
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation and REDD
Date of mission:: 
December, 2015

There is very little information on yam production although it participate in degradation of forests while contributing to food security in Guinea. There is a great potential for improvement in this sector. 

Pays:: 
Comoros
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
DRR
Date of mission:: 
July, 2015

Small Island State in the Indian Ocean, the Union of Comoros is regularly affected by natural disasters. A legal framework and tools exist for plannification and management of these risks, but staff in the institution in charge need capacity  building to properly use them.

Pays:: 
Uganda
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation, CDM and DRR
Date of mission:: 
July, 2015

Makerere University, a key regional training hub, wishes to provide cutting edge research training and outreach that encompasses climate change analysis and adaptation programming.

Pays:: 
Mali
Themes:: 
CDM
Date of mission:: 
November, 2014

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one of the three innovative mechanisms issues from the Kyoto Protocol and it enables North countries to finance projects in the South in order to reduce greenhouse gaz emission. In order to promote CDM effectively, Mali need an adequate legal framework. In this regard, a mission to Mali has been planned.

Pays:: 
Comoros
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation, DRR and Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
October, 2014

Preparation of Terms of Reference for an adaptation and mitigation national programme related to climate change in order to support the Comoro’s Union in their development effort while they are facing regular effects of climate change.

Pays:: 
Tanzania
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
August, 2014

Community Forests Pemba is an NGO that initiates forest and environmental related projects in Pemba, Tanzania. In order to promote its activities the organization asked for support in developing a set of multimedia tools.

Pays:: 
Ghana
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
CDM
Date of mission:: 
August, 2014

There is a good potential for biogas development in Ghana as a source of clean and renewable energy as well as hygiene and sanitation improvement. Government aims at promoting it in public institutions in order to strengthen the market and support national dissemination.

Pays:: 
Niger
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation, CDM and Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
June, 2014

Climate change is a huge challenge for the economic and social development of the sub-Saharan African countries. The Master of Science on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, taking place at the Agrhymet Regional Center in Niamey, aims at promoting capacity-building in this field in West Africa.

 

Pays:: 
St Lucia
Region:: 
Caribbean
Themes:: 
Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
May, 2014

In order to make climate change a routine part of the national planning and budgeting process in Saint Lucia, a technical assistance for conducting an in-country workshop on this issue has been requested.

Pays:: 
Ivory Coast
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation
Date of mission:: 
April, 2014

While Ivory Coast is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, the implementation of a consistent and coordinated national policy appears more than necessary to satisfy the real needs of the country and its population.

Pays:: 
Mali
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
CDM
Date of mission:: 
December, 2013

With an electricity coverage rate in rural areas of less than 1%, development of solar energy is particularly competitive in these isolated areas and stands as a strategic issue for Mali.

 

Pays:: 
Benin
Burkina Faso
Niger
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
September, 2013

In order to support Climate Change mainstreaming in West Africa, the CSF and the CILSS have implemented a “train the trainers” program.

Pays:: 
Togo
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
CDM
Date of mission:: 
July, 2013

Previous mission of the CSF for ABREC in Togo, showed that there was a need for more specific assistance regarding their communication strategy and tools.

Pays:: 
Samoa
Region:: 
Pacific
Themes:: 
Adaptation and Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
July, 2013

Private sector is often raised as a key partner for building resilience to climate change. The Pacific private sector, however, has generally low capacity and needs to strengthen its capacity to engage with climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.

Pays:: 
Madagascar
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
REDD
Date of mission:: 
June, 2013

Madagascar, fourth largest island in the world and home to an incredible array of biodiversity, is affected by one of the most alarming deforestation of the tropical world.

 

Pays:: 
Dominica
Region:: 
Caribbean
Themes:: 
Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
April, 2013

Dominica is highly vulnerable to climate change. Two important policy papers are prepared, but CC aspects were not adequately integrated in the study. There was need for a pre-assessment of aspects that need to be considered.

Pays:: 
Guinea Conakry
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
CDM and Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
December, 2012

There is a need in Guinea to reinforce the capacities of relevant institutions to define priorities, design relevant projects and submit proposals to appropriate CC funds.

Pays:: 
Djibouti
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
CDM
Date of mission:: 
November, 2012

In order to participate actively in the Clean Development Mechanism, Djibouti has to define the reference level by calculating the emission factor of the current national electricity grid.

Pays:: 
Djibouti
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation
Date of mission:: 
November, 2012

Djibouti, with its semiarid climate is highly vulnerable to water shortfalls. It is foreseen that an appropriate water reuse scheme making optimal use of the reclaimed water resources generated by the WWTP in Douda, will increae resilience to climate change amongst the local population.

Pays:: 
Ivory Coast
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
October, 2012

A new programme to coordinate climate change issues has been set-up within the Ministry of Environement and Sustainable Development. The programme's staff has to be trained on GHG inventories, vulnerability assessment and general capacities required to prepare the third national communication.

Pays:: 
Togo
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
CDM
Date of mission:: 
October, 2012

Organisation of a workshop in order to build capacities of ABREC staff in carrying out feasibility and impact studies on renewable and energy efficiency projects.

Pays:: 
Togo
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
CDM
Date of mission:: 
October, 2012

Organisation of a workshop in order to build capacities of ABREC staff in developing and implementing a communication strategy.

Pays:: 
Ivory Coast
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
REDD
Date of mission:: 
September, 2012

If only a more appropriate forest and land management would be adopted, Côte d’Ivoire could effectively contribute to the international CC mitigation efforts by reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and of enhancing forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

Pays:: 
Togo
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
CDM
Date of mission:: 
September, 2012

ABREC mission is to promote renewable, clean energy and energy efficiency in west africa. 12 projects of ABREC were reviewed in order to assess their eligibility for funding.

Pays:: 
Ivory Coast
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation and DRR
Date of mission:: 
August, 2012

Coasts of Côte d'Ivoire are rich from a unique biodiversity but suffers from an intense human pressure which is exacerbated by the effects of global climate change. National development plan and policies have emphasised the need of a coastal management strategy.

Pays:: 
Madagascar
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation and Mainstreaming
Date of mission:: 
August, 2012

The southern region of Androy regularly suffers of droughts and their terrible impacts on agriculture and livestock. The sustainable management of fishery resources, currently under-used, could help increase resilience to climate change.

Pays:: 
Kenya
Region:: 
Africa
Themes:: 
Adaptation
Date of mission:: 
April, 2012

Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa and its basin is home to over 40 million people. Due to increasing climatic variability, there is a need to increase adaptive capacity to adverse climate change impacts in the region.