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. These grants are aimed at strengthening the capacity of National Implementing Entities in the areas of environmental, social and gender risk management as they design, develop and implement concrete adaptation projects and programs. The Fund's Environmental and Social Policy (ESP), with its 15 principles, and the Gender Policy, serve as frameworks for mitigating these types of environmental and social as well as gender related issues that may need to be considered. The grants are meant to help National Implementing Entities (NIEs) tap into external (international or national) expertise in the form of short-term consultant assignments.
There are two types of grants for technical assistance: The Technical
Assistance Grant for the Environmental and Social Policy and Gender Policy
(TA-ESGP) and the Technical Assistance Grant for the Gender Policy (TA-GP).
This initiative is part of the Adaptation Fund.
The Adaptation Fund is USD 476 million. The TA Grant is drawn directly from this pool.
Assistance Grants (TA-ESGP and TA-GP) for 2018 are now closed and the
Adaptation Fund is currently not accepting applications Check this webpage for updates.