KENYA: WWF and DFCD call for applications for climate projects

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In Kenya, the Dutch branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) are launching a call for applications for water and sanitation, sustainable agriculture and forestry projects seeking funding and technical assistance.

Africa needs investment to reduce emissions and ensure a sustainable future. In this context in Kenya, the Dutch branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Dutch Climate and Development Fund (DFCD) are launching a call for applications for project developers and companies whose activities contribute to climate change adaptation and/or mitigation.

The call for applications concerns projects related to water and sanitation, environmental protection, forestry and sustainable agriculture, with a focus on climate. Grants will be provided to projects requesting up to 50,000 euros for technical assistance, start-ups requiring between 100 euros and 350,000 euros of funding for their implementation plan, and projects targeting up to 20 million euros for implementation and expansion.

Through this initiative, the two organizations seek to support bankable and scalable natural solutions that focus on a set of high-impact investment themes, all of which are critical to combating climate change and contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The project is funded by DFCD, which will mobilize €160 million to increase the resilience of communities and ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change. The funding is a response by the Dutch government to the Paris Agreement commitments signed in 2015 to limit climate change. The funds will be managed by four organizations, WWF, Climate Fund Managers (CFM) and the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV).

For 60 years, WWF has worked in nearly 100 countries to develop and deliver solutions that protect communities, wildlife and the places they live, including in Kenya, where authorities are aiming to restore its ecosystems threatened by climate change to improve the livelihoods of its people.

For more information on the call for applications, click here.

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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