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Training Programme on Concept Note Development
for the Green Climate Fund

19 February - 2 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand


The Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific at the Asian Institute of Technology under the umbrella of the Climate Change Asia initiative and the Overseas Environmental Cooperation Centre, Japan, jointly convened a Training Programme on Concept Note Development for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) from 19 February to 2 March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. 

This event brought together 28 participants composed of 6 representatives of National Designated Authorities, 8 representatives of Direct Access Entities, and 14 representatives of project proponents and partner institutions from Bangladesh, Fiji, Indonesia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines.


During the training programme, participants elaborated their project ideas in actual GCF Concept Note templates. They also developed draft terms of reference for feasibility studies, applications for GCF Project Preparation Facility (PPF), and roadmaps for follow-up activities leading to the submission of a full funding proposal to the GCF.

As a result of the programme, 11 GCF Concept Notes were developed, including 8 mitigation and 3 adaptation projects, covering all 8 result areas of the GCF Investment Framework.  If all project ideas were taken forward, a total funding requested from the GCF would amount to USD 350 million. This would include 1 Micro, 8 Small, and 2 Medium-sized projects. In addition, 10 Terms of Reference for feasibility studies and 7 PPF requests were prepared, with one PPF request submitted to the GCF secretariat during the event.
The participants provided positive feedback and felt strongly to recommend future training programmes in their own countries as well as in a regional setting.
This Training Programme was conducted under the “Programme on facilitation of project development utilising the Green Climate Fund” that is being implemented with funding from the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ).
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