Start Date: Nov 2016 / End Date: Mar 2017
Collaborating Organizations: CDKN
The study team (in alphabetical order) consisted of: Dr. Divas B. Basnyat (Team Leader), Chiranjibi Gautam, Jaya Kumar Gurung, Dibesh Shrestha, Shiva Gopal Shrestha
The project – “TAAS-0072: Support for Strengthening Climate Finance Activities in Nepal” ( November 2016-March 2017) was led by Nepal Development Research Institute (NDRI), working in collaboration with Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC) and was funded by Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). The overall objective of this project was to support the Government and the private sector in enhancing their understanding and capabilities towards accessing and utilizing Climate Finance to implement climate actions in the country. It was carried out in close support and coordination of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Nepal.
A climate finance sensitization workshop (on 7th of March, 2017), followed by a capacity assessment workshop (on 27 – 28th of March, 2017) of potential National Implementation Entities (NIEs) (targeting the private sector organizations) was organized. The aim of the first workshop was to sensitize stakeholders, particularly from the private sector, on opportunities and challenges in accessing climate finance and to support the identification of potential NIEs on climate finance. The aim of the second workshop was to enhance the understanding of potential NIEs on the Green Climate Fund (GCF) about accreditation procedures/requirements and support the self assessment of their respective institutions as per GCF accreditation requirements. Participants included representatives from concerned ministries and departments of the government, public institutions, private entities (i.e. commercial banks), the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, etc. An exposure visit for potential NIEs of Nepal to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in Mumbai was organized in June 2017.