WHO and the GCF help countries to prepare Green Climate Fund Readiness Proposals

Webinar, 16 June – 17 June 2020

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The World Health Organization has recently become a Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Delivery Partner, and as such, it is supporting countries in accessing GCF Readiness funds to strengthen adaptation planning and develop strategic frameworks for their programming with the GCF.

The GCF Readiness Programme provides up to USD $1 million per country per year for institutional capacity building, coordination, policy and planning, and programming for investment, and up to USD $3 million per country for the formulation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and/or other adaptation planning processes.

Webinar: Preparing Green Climate Fund Readiness Proposals for Climate Change and Health 

To provide further guidance in accessing GCF financing for health-related readiness activities, WHO (AFRO & HQ) and the GCF co-organized a Webinar on preparation of “Green Climate Fund Readiness Proposals for Climate Change and Health”, with AFRO and EMRO countries on 16 and 17 June 2020. The meeting on the 16th was held in English, and the 17th in French. 

These webinars aimed to bring together high-level representatives from Ministries of Health responsible for the preparation, management and implementation of climate change and health and the National Designated Authorities (NDAs) from all African countries with experts from WHO and the GCF.

The objectives of these webinars were to:

  • Strengthen the knowledge on interlinkages between climate change and health among representatives of Ministry of Health and NDAs;
  • Strengthen the capacity of representatives from the Ministry of Health and NDAs to prepare Readiness proposals on climate change and health for submission to the GCF;
  • Identify regional and national entry-points to protect and promote health in a changing climate;
  • Build and/or strengthen partnerships between the health sector and national designated authorities; and
  • Take stock of countries’ climate action needs.

All details and resources from these webinars are available here, including recordings of both the English and French presentations. 

Click the link below to learn more and access the webinar resources, including recordings of both the English and French presentations.