Almost 130 developing countries have now established their NDA or focal point for GCF. The Fund’s allocation framework provides for adequate levels of readiness funding to developing countries on an ongoing basis, and this stream of funding continues to be implemented according to the choices made by NDAs. Around 70 readiness requests have been received, 20 of which are currently being processed by the Fund. Grant agreements have been issued to Ethiopia, Togo, Dominican Republic and Micronesia. At least 50 percent of the total will be delivered to particularly vulnerable countries, including small island developing states (SIDS), least developed countries (LDCs) and African states.
In order to enable as many NDAs as possible to actively engage in the Fund’s ongoing multi-stakeholder dialogue, GCF will convene its next regional workshops for NDAs in the Pacific region (27 – 29 July in Nadi, Fiji), and in the Africa and Middle East region (5 – 11 September in Alexandria, Egypt). Further details will be communicated to NDAs and focal points in due course.