African Development Bank Set to Equip Civil Society with Climate Funding Skills

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On Friday, May 17, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will host a pivotal virtual workshop aimed at empowering civil society organizations (CSOs) across Africa with the tools and knowledge they need to effectively combat climate change. This initiative is part of the AfDB’s ongoing commitment to fostering a climate-resilient Africa by equipping CSOs with the necessary skills to secure funding from the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF).

The upcoming workshop is set to be a significant event for African CSO leaders who are dedicated to environmental protection and tackling the adverse effects of climate change. Participants will gain in-depth insights into the ACCF’s objectives, scope, and eligibility criteria, as well as a detailed understanding of the application process and the utilization of its online application platform.

One of the primary goals of this workshop is to demystify the ACCF application process, making it more accessible and comprehensible for CSOs. The Africa Climate Change Fund, a multi-donor trust fund, plays a critical role in supporting the AfDB’s mission to triple its climate financing efforts. By providing financial resources, the ACCF complements the AfDB’s broader goals and initiatives aimed at achieving a sustainable and climate-resilient Africa.

The ACCF’s fourth call for proposals is forthcoming, and this workshop is strategically timed to prepare CSOs to submit robust and compelling applications. By equipping CSO leaders with the right skills and knowledge, the AfDB aims to enhance their capacity to secure funding that will drive impactful climate action projects across the continent.

Climate change poses a formidable challenge to African nations, impacting everything from agriculture to water resources, and exacerbating socio-economic inequalities. CSOs play a crucial role in addressing these challenges at the grassroots level, but often face barriers in accessing the necessary funding to scale their initiatives. The AfDB’s virtual workshop seeks to bridge this gap by providing tailored training that addresses the specific needs and challenges faced by African CSOs.

Participants will receive comprehensive training on the ACCF’s objectives, which align with the AfDB’s overarching goals of promoting climate resilience and sustainable development. The workshop will cover the fund’s scope and eligibility, ensuring that CSOs can align their proposals with the ACCF’s priorities.

Additionally, the practical training on navigating the ACCF’s online application platform will streamline the submission process, making it more efficient and less daunting for applicants.

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