External beneficiaries: African governments (including sub-national, local and municipal governments), African regional organizations (intergovernmental organizations, regional organizations from the public sector. UN Agencies may be considered on a case-by case basis), African Funds (Funds must be legally registered in an African country. Private sector (for-profit) funds are not eligible), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) (please refer to the question on the eligibility of NGOs), African research institutions (institutes must be legally registered in an African country, and must have demonstrated credibility and track record).
Internal beneficiaries: African Development Bank departments (bank departments may submit proposals directly, or may work with eligible external beneficiaries to support them in preparing high quality proposals)
The ACCF is seeking innovative and impactful proposals that will support African countries to transition to climate resilient, low carbon development, and scale-up access to climate finance. Priority will be given to the following themes: supporting direct access to climate finance (including supporting the development of high quality, bankable projects aligned with African countries’ NDCs and NAPs or related adaptation strategies); supporting the identification and strengthening of national institutions to access the GCF; supporting small–scale or pilot adaptation initiatives to build resilience of vulnerable communities with a focus on promoting access to clean energy, promoting climate-resilient agriculture and economic diversification, creating opportunities for youth and women in low-carbon sectors, and improving access to water and sanitation.
In addition, proposals should be aligned with the priorities of the Bank, as well as the development and climate-related priorities of the targeted country.