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UNFCCC Publishes Workshops Report on NIEs Accreditation to the Adaptation Fund

UNFCCC5 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the workshop report on the process and requirements for the accreditation of national implementing entities (NIEs) for direct access under the Adaptation Fund (AF) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP)(FCCC/KP/CMP/2012/10).

The report contains information on the four workshops on NIE process and requirements held in 2011 and 2012 for the African, Latin American and the Caribbean, Asian and Eastern European regions and the Pacific subregion organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat. It includes an overview of the proceedings, a summary of the outcomes and a section on issues raised by participants for further consideration.

The workshops were structured around sessions on: AF information, including on process for accessing resources; NIE accreditation process; AF fiduciary standards; case study on NIEs and Regional Implementing entities (RIEs) presentation; and project cycle, including approval process.

Participants discussed, among other issues: how to further familiarize eligible parties with the accreditation process and the fiduciary standards; how the standards could be less onerous for certain specific national circumstances, particularly for the least developed countries (LDCs), small island developing States (SIDS) and African countries; and difficulties in those countries to identify an entity that could meet all the requirements for accreditation as an NIE, based on the AF fiduciary standards.

The report indicates that, since the first workshop held in September 2011, 20 implementing entities from different developing country parties have applied for accreditation, and eight NIEs have been successfully accredited. [Workshop Report on NIEs under the AF] [Adaptation Fund Website's Information on the Workshop]