GCF Structured Dialogue with the Pacific
18 – 21 July, Tongatapu, Tonga
The Green Climate Fund’s Structured Dialogue with the Pacific, organized in collaboration with the Governments of the Kingdom of Tonga and Australia, will bring together key stakeholders to increase the involvement of Pacific island countries with the GCF and to accelerate the implementation of GCF projects and programmes approved in the Pacific.
The Structured Dialogue will be attended by ministers of countries in the Pacific, senior government officials, including representatives of the GCF National Designated Authorities (NDAs) and Focal Points, Accredited Entities, Readiness delivery partners, civil society organizations, private sector representatives, GCF Board Members and Secretariat staff.
The four-day gathering will provide an opportunity for countries and Accredited Entities to share their experiences in engaging with the Fund across key areas. An expected outcome of the Dialogue includes helping countries identify Accredited Entities, including private sector partners, to support the design and development of country-owned GCF funding proposals that are ambitious and speak to countries’ climate action aspirations and the Fund’s mandate.
This will be realized in part through the further development of a concrete action plan for a regional roadmap that was first articulated at the 2016 GCF Pacific Regional Meeting held in Fiji. At the 2016 event, 14 Pacific countries presented project ideas clustered across three areas: scaling up access to energy, climate proofing infrastructure and enhancing community resilience.