Climate Finance Regional Workshop

Proceedings from a three day open dialogue from 18-20 May 2015 held by Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Southern Africa together with DREN and the Adaptation Fund (AF) for accredited National Implementing Entities of the AF and institutions wishing to gain accreditation in Southern Africa. The workshop discussed the challenges limiting the ability of developing countries to access climate finance which hinder the proliferation of active institutions in the programming of such funds, but also the critical role that national designated authorities (NDAs) play in the selection of national and sub-national implementing entities and intermediaries to be accredited in-country and in the collaboration of multiple stakeholders as well as in aligning the financing of climate projects to national priorities and policies.