The recent signing of the GCF Accreditation Master Agreement between the OSS and the GCF completes OSS accreditation procedure as a regional implementation entity by the Green Climate Fund.
Thus, the OSS officially becomes one of the first African institutions to be accredited by the GCF. This allows it to provide its members and partners with technical and institutional support for the development of project applications to address the impacts of climate change.
In this context, the OSS launches from 7 September 2018 to 31 December 2018, a first call for proposals to enable countries to mobilize funding in the form of grants from the Green Climate Fund. The projects to be financed aim to ensure the transition of the beneficiary countries towards climate-resilient and low-carbon development.
As a reminder, the OSS was accredited in October 2017, during the 18th meeting of the Board of the Fund, held in Cairo, from September 30 to October 2, 2017. Its accreditation is given for environmental and social risk projects "B" and "C" (medium and low risk) and whose budgets do not exceed 10 million USD.
The Green Climate Fund - GCF was established in 2010 by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Given the urgency and gravity of climate change, this Fund's mission is to contribute to and participate in global efforts to achieve the goals set by the international community to combat climate change. This Fund finances both adaptation and mitigation actions.