Adaptation Fund- South-South Cooperation Grants

The Adaptation Fund was established to finance concrete adaptation projects and programs in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol and are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

South-South Cooperation Grants are meant to increase peer-to-peer support among accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs) and those seeking accreditation. These grants are aimed at strengthening the capacity of countries seeking accreditation with the Fund to undertake activities, and to prepare and submit relevant documents that lead to accreditation with the Fund.

This initiative is part of the Adaptation Fund.

Support provider 
Adaptation Fund
Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Steps to access  

South-South Cooperation Grants for 2018 are now closed and the Adaptation Fund is currently not accepting applications. Check this webpage for updates.

Identify National Implementing Entity (NIE)
Prepare Proposal
Application Form and Project Concept Note
Project Approval
Climate objective 
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Ecosystem adaptation, Energy efficiency, Industry and Infrastructure, Renewable Energy, Rural, Transportation, Urban, Waste management, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Disaster risk reduction, Gender, Water
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level, Private sector, Non-profit or civil society organization, Community-level organization, International organization, Other
Fund size 

The Adaptation Fund is USD 476 million. The South-South Cooperation Grant is drawn directly from this pool.

Co-financing required 
Application timeframe 

South-South Cooperation Grant applications for 2018 are closed and the Adaptation Fund is not accepting applications. Check this webpage for updates.

Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information
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