Recognising the importance of enhancing country ownership, the GCF has delegated many decisions on GCF-related country architecture and procedures to the countries themselves. An important partner in this regard are national designated authorities – so called NDAs or Focal Points. Countries are recommended to designate a NDA or a country Focal Point to interact with the GCF. This allows countries to retain flexibility in terms of the location, structure, operation, and governance of NDAs or FPs. However, the Board has a set guidance on some of the functions and actions of a NDA and its strategic role in general – in enhancing country ownership in the response to the challenges of climate change.
This training seminar will equip participants with information about strategic roles of NDAs, and how they can be fulfilled, especially the role in the formulation of country programs and project pipelines, as well as taking partners and financial planning into consideration.