Water is the primary medium through which climate change impacts the livelihoods and well-being of societies. Since 2015, GCF has appraised and financed a wide range of water projects spanning the full breadth of the water sector, with projects in water resources management, water supply, sanitation, urban drainage, irrigation, hydropower, flood control, drought management and coastal zone management.
There is a substantial demand from developing countries for projects in the water sector, but it appears that many Direct Access Entities remain unclear as to the GCF requirements for financing. The quality-at-entry of projects remains one of the largest barriers to the rapid expansion of the GCF water portfolio. Project submissions must align with GCF’s mandate to tackle the most serious climate adaptation and mitigation challenges. But they most also follow best practices in water management today.
GCF has requested the Netherlands government to develop Guidelines on how good water projects can be designed. Such Guidelines have now been developed by the Netherlands research organization Deltares. The (draft) Guidelines emphasize the need for an integrated and structured approach in project design and how to articulate the climate science basis for the project. The Guidelines cover the sub-sectors IWRM, WASH, Drought Management and Flood Management.
The workshop will be held on 14 April 2021 at the following time:
8:00 - 10:00 PM KST
Languages: English, French, Spanish
The workshop programme will include introduction, guidance on structured approach for project design, information on subsectors and a Q&A session.
For any queries regarding this event please contact [email protected].