Pacific Accredited Entity Roundtable Report

At a Glance

Publication Date April 2021
Format pdf
Countries Pacific, Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Vanuatu
Thematic Area Green Finance

On 20th April 2021, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) supported the Fiji Ministry of Economy to host a Pacific GCF Accredited Entities Roundtable. The Fiji Ministry of Economy invited GCF-accredited organizations based in the Pacific and Pacific Island government ministries and organizations which are already accredited, are in the process of or are interested in becoming accredited to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to participate in this knowledge exchange event. The contributions by the panelists as well as the discussions during the question and answer session roundtable event provided greater awareness amongst the participants of the GCF accreditation processes and support available to entities from GCF along the way, of good practices and policies that will allow for access to GCF funds, of the practicalities and human resource commitments needed for concept and proposal development and of the importance of implementation of policies such as environmental and social safeguards (ESS) and gender as part and parcel of any GCF project. The importance of engagement with GCF and the NDA at an early stage was also highlighted, as well as ensuring alignment to national climate priorities and showing that the project being submitted has a strong climate rationale behind it. Finally, project developers and executing agencies implementing the projects must work closely with grassroot organizations such as NGOs and CSOs to ensure that there is sufficient stakeholder engagement and implementing partners with grassroot networks to ensure sustainability in the long-term. The Report from the Roundtable details the panelists comments and the discussions around these topics.