Oversee Green Climate Fund Activities

The NDA oversees GCF activities and ensures the alignment with strategic national objectives and priorities. The NDA mobilises country-ownership as a GCF principle and drives ambitious action on adaptation and mitigation through access to GCF resources. The five (5) key responsibilities of the NDA are.

The NDA also:

  • Supports the generation of ideas for funding proposals
  • Supports the development of concept notes and other documents
  • Assists with the submission of funding proposals
  • Coordinates the analysis and recommendations for proposals
  • Facilitates board meetings and communicating decisions
  • Ensures that legal requirements and arrangement of the GCF are adhered to
  • Supports and maintains engagement with the Sector Working Groups (SWGs).

NDA is also responsible for the GCF country work program as well as for the selection of the Direct Access Entities (DAEs). The DAEs might be public or private sector entities that partner with the GCF to implement projects.

Engage and collaborate with Sector Working Groups

The SWGs support national climate finance stakeholders to engage with the Fijian government. The SWGs support Fiji’s climate change goals by:

  • Being part of the multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral NDA coordination mechanism to engage with internal and external stakeholders (Community of Practice)
  • Identify opportunities and gaps to access and utilize climate finance to scale up adaptation and mitigation solutions in Fiji
  • Support the development of project pipeline aligned to national development and climate change priorities
  • SWGs being formed presently is the first initiative to engage with stakeholders, provide information and receive feedback
  • Share and co-create knowledge among stakeholders
  • Promote transparency and mutual accountability
  • Systematize practices and technologies to make

Coordinate with Executing Entities (EE)

EEs provide a range of activities, for example:

  1. Formulate the concept note/proposal, implement and monitor the project/programme;
  2. Work closely with the DAE and IAE to implement the project work plan of the GCF proposal.

EEs support project development and implementation activities. This includes:

  1. Identifying potential projects in each priority area;
  2. Prioritizing and selecting projects to take forward;
  3. Identifying barriers and solutions;
  4. Evaluating options, designing intervention and estimating impacts;
  5. Working out project plan & cost;
  6. Developing concept notes and proposals and supporting evidence;
  7. Submitting proposals to the NDA’s & AE’s;
  8. Implementing project activities;
  9. Refining and adapting plans during project execution; and
  10. Monitoring, evaluating, and learning the project impacts and
  11. Closing the project.

Organizations that are not EE’s or AE’s can also engage with the GCF. This includes:

  1. Partnering with an DAE/IAE on implementing its approved GCF project.
  2. Co-financing projects with an existing DAE/IAE; and
  3. Being a readiness delivery partner, with demonstrated expertise, experience, and capability to implement projects.

Manage the NDA Portal

The NDA Portal provides relevant and updated information for stakeholders. Its phased implementation approach targets future updates in response to user needs and growing information volumes. The objectives of the portal are:

  1. Provide easy access to relevant and up-to-date data, information, and knowledge about climate change and climate finance
  2. Maximise the opportunities to mobilise climate funding through support covering all project phases.
  3. Promote and facilitate collaboration and networking across diverse stakeholders from all sectors.

Effective information services depend on capacities to support the portal content and communications outreach.