Environmental Investment Fund


  • Type Direct (National)
  • Date of accreditation 15 Jul 2015

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) is a national entity and an environmental fund located in Namibia. It was established with a mandate of being a sustainable source of funding for the development and implementation of environmentally sustainable development projects and programmes in partnership with both public and private sector organizations. EIF was officially established in 2001, and began operations in 2011. The results of its activities overlap with the results areas of the GCF in the areas of natural resource management, green technology and low carbon development, nature based tourism, and capacity-building. Building on its experience, EIF sought accreditation to the GCF in order to maximize the impact of its climate change and mitigation projects and programmes it implements whilst promoting social and economic benefits.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

14 Jun 2016 - 13 Jun 2021

Accreditation date

07 Jul 2015

AMA execution date

27 Apr 2016

AMA effectiveness

14 Jun 2016

Term end date

13 Jun 2021

Accreditation term 2

10 May 2023 - 09 May 2028

Re-accreditation date

07 Oct 2021

AMA execution date

15 Sep 2022

AMA effectiveness

10 May 2023

Term end date

09 May 2028

Entity details

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach



Improving rangeland and ecosystem management practices of smallholder farmers under conditions of climate change in Sesfontein, Fransfontein, and Warmquelle areas of the Republic of Namibia



Enpower to Adapt: Creating Climate-Change Resilient Livelihoods through Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Namibia



Climate Resilient Agriculture in three of the Vulnerable Extreme northern crop growing regions (CRAVE)


News + Stories

GCF-EIF agreement opens way for start of Namibian nature-based climate solution

26 Aug 2019 / The Green Climate Fund has come a step closer to helping Namibia’s Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) utilise the resilience of ecosystems to help communities withstand climate change. GCF and EIF have signed a Funded Activity Agreement (FAA) which opens the way for the implementation of a project in Namibia which builds the resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened by climate change by using an ecosystems-based adaptation approach.

GCF funding agreement with Namibia first under new simplified approach

06 Dec 2018 / A recently signed implementation agreement opens up GCF finances to boost the climate resilience of Namibian farmers in GCF’s first project approved under its Simplified Approval Process (SAP).

Namibia commences climate projects as GCF brings country ownership to the fore

04 Sep 2017 / The two GCF-supported projects help bolster rural people’s resilience.

GCF funds transfer will help Namibia’s rural poor weather change

29 Jun 2017 / GCF is transferring funds to two projects in Namibia to enhance farmers’ resilience to extreme weather in the latest sign of the Fund’s implementation of climate finance.

GCF signs off on project to improve climate-resilient agriculture in Namibia

15 Dec 2016 / GCF resources will now start flowing to help poor farmers in northern Namibia tackle climate change following the signing today of a Funded Activity Agreement (FAA).

Workshop: GCF supporting direct access entities

03 Sep 2015 / The Green Climate Fund is convening its national and regional accredited entities for four days of training on the Fund’s environmental and social safeguards (ESS) and gender policy at GCF headquarters in Songdo.


Mr. More-Blessings Bendict Libanda

Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 28157, Auas Valley, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone +264 61 431 7702
Phone +264 81 149 1944
Mr. Karl Mutani Aribeb

Chief Operations Officer
P.O. Box 28157, Auas Valley, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone +264 61 431 7701
Phone +264 81 148 5578