Japan International Cooperation Agency


  • Type International
  • Date of accreditation 06 Jul 2017

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an international access entity  from Japan, dedicated to providing financial and technical support for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects. JICA's focus areas include energy efficiency, renewable energy, public transport systems, stable water supply, climate-resilient agriculture, sustainable forest management, disaster risk reduction, and coastal protection. Leveraging Japanese knowledge, experience, and technologies, JICA strives to catalyze a paradigm shift towards a low-carbon and climate-resilient society in developing countries, guided by international best practices.

Established as an Incorporated Administrative Agency under the Act of the Incorporated Administrative Agency - Japan International Cooperation Agency (Act No. 136, 2002), JICA pursues its mission to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation, supporting the socioeconomic development, recovery, or economic stability of developing regions.

Together with GCF, JICA intends to support climate action of small island developing states, support climate-related disaster risk reduction projects, and apply innovative technologies to climate change mitigation and adaptation projects, along with training programmes for potential national entities.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

18 Apr 2019 - 17 Apr 2024

Accreditation date

06 Jul 2017

AMA execution date

17 May 2018

AMA effectiveness

18 Apr 2019

Term end date

17 Apr 2024

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 Climate Resilient Safer Islands in the Maldives



Community-based Landscape Management for Enhanced Climate Resilience and Reduction of Deforestation in Critical Watersheds

News + Stories

GCF to capitalise on Japan's aid experience with AMA signing

17 May 2018 / GCF will be able to tap into Japanese expertise in developmental assistance with the signing today of an agreement with the country’s aid agency.


Mr. Koji Mitomori

Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department
Phone +81-3-5226-9543
Mr. Toru Yoshida

Senior Deputy Director, Office for Climate Change, Global Environment Department
Phone +81-3-5226-9598