Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF): Supporting Climate Resilient, Low Carbon Development in African Countries

Deadline: 13 August 2017

The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), housed in the Climate Change and Green Growth Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has announced its second call for proposals that will support African countries to transition to climate resilient, low carbon development, and scale-up access to climate finance.


  • 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

Funding Information

The funding envelope available for this call is USD5 million in the form of grants, and the Fund is seeking concept notes for projects and programmes in the range of USD 250,000 – USD 1 million.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This call for proposals is open to all eligible beneficiaries of the ACCF, including African governments, regional organizations, funds, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and research institutions, as well as Bank departments.
  • Bank departments may submit proposals directly, or may work with eligible external beneficiaries to support them in preparing high quality proposals.
  • Proposals from consortia are allowed, as long as all members of the consortium are eligible beneficiaries.
  • Eligible Activities: Grant resources from the ACCF may be used to support the following activities, among others: consultant or expert fees, trainings, workshops, consultations and participation in regional and international meetings, communications, outreach, advocacy, translation services, office equipment and transportation fees, and certain administrative costs and fees.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the concept note and submit it via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit ACCF Call for Proposals.

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