South African National Biodiversity Institute


  • Type Direct (National)
  • Date of accreditation 14 Oct 2016

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), is a national entity and a research institute that coordinates research, monitors and reports on the state of biodiversity in South Africa. SANBI also provides planning and policy advice and pilots management models. It has developed and implemented climate-resilient projects that deliver multiple and sustainable benefits to communities in an effort to respond to local adaptation needs and national climate change priorities. SANBI has achieved this by mobilizing financial resources from various sources, including multilateral financial institutions.

Accreditation timeline

Accreditation term 1

31 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2024

Accreditation date

14 Oct 2016

AMA execution date

12 Jul 2017

AMA effectiveness

31 Oct 2019

Term end date

30 Oct 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

News + Stories

Adaptation Fund, Green Climate Fund Convene First Community of Practice Meeting of Direct Access Entities to Climate Finance

04 Jun 2019 / In an effort to accelerate and enhance Direct Access to climate finance for developing countries that are vulnerable to climate change, the Adaptation Fund (AF), Green Climate Fund (GCF), African Development Bank (AfDB) and South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) are joining forces to facilitate a meeting of more than 30 accredited implementing entities from both AF and GCF in Durban, South Africa June 5-7.

Words do make a difference, says South African climate finance partner

24 May 2017 / The language of climate action must resonate with local people, a South African Accredited Entity representative said on the side line of a GCF workshop.


Ms. Mandy Barnett

Director, Climate Change Adaptation
SANBI Private Bag X7, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa
Ms. Lorato Sithole

Chief Financial Officer
SANBI Private Bag X7, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa