Project Reference Profiles – Fiji(FJ05) Green growth governance – Secondment to Fiji Development Bank for support with GCF projects

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission
Start Date Q1  20190215
End Date q3 20190831
Funding Source Earmarked, Core
Actual Budget (USD) 18,260
Budget Percentage 98%
Actual Expenditure (USD) 17,806.11
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD) 8,883.36
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Fiji Development Bank
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Fiji Development Bank
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code :
Project Manager and Staff +

Project context, objectives and description

As a new DAE to the GCF, Fiji Development Bank has limited experience and capacity in climate finance. The project addresses the challenges of developing a first project pipeline, developing a concrete project concept which can be submitted and discussed with GCF, while at the same time providing some support on in-house capacity building to improve knowledge of the procedures of GCF and of the climate finance environment.

The project objective is to increase mobilization of climate finance for the accomplishment of Fiji NDCs through support to the Fiji Development Bank. This will be achieved through 3 intermediary objectives i.) Supporting finalization of a concept note on “Promoting Decarbonization of public bus transport in Fiji, pilot programme” by being the focal point for FDB, ii.) Supporting the selection of a suitable GCF financing modality (SAP, EDA, FP, PPF), iii.) Assisting in the process to allow FDB to develop and have approved its Accredited Entity programme.

The project consisted of a secondment of a GGGI Fiji Green Finance Specialist to the Fiji Development Bank for 2 days a week for 6 months. This enabled the GGGI staff to work closely with FDB staff and ensure transfer of information and knowledge on GCF. This project is aligned with IO2. Increased green growth investment flows which enable partner governments to implement green growth policies

Type of services provided, and results achieved

Impact: The Government of Fiji has a higher rate of accomplishment of its SDGs and NDC targets.


  • Increased mobilization of climate finance for the accomplishment of Fiji NDCs through support to the Fiji Development Bank, a National Accredited Entity to GCF.

Project Outputs completed in 2019:

i. Green Growth Policies: N/A

ii. Green Investments:

  • Supporting FDB in submitting 1 SAP CN to GCF
  • Project pipeline development supported (Entity Work Programme submitted to GCF)

iii. Capacity Building and Knowledge Products:

  • 1 capacity building activity for FDB staff members, training on climate finance.

Number of staff provided

Project Manager: Katerina Syngellakis

Lasse Ringius, Roxane Castelein, Charlotte Chow