As a Green Climate Fund (GCF) regional accredited entity, OSS has launched its first call for climate action projects from September 7th to December 31st 2018 allowing applicants from African countries to access to GCF resources. Learn more about the first call for projects.
This call is currently closed and submitted project proposals are under evaluation.
Overview of received proposals
OSS received 36 concept notes from 20 countries covering the different African regions as follows:
- West Africa: 36% (Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo)
- Central Africa: 28% (Cameroun, Democratic Republic of Congo and Chad)
- North Africa: 22% (Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Egypt, and Tunisia)
- Southern Africa: 8% (Angola and Zimbabwe)
- East Africa: 6% (Djibouti, Malawi, and Uganda)
Three from these proposals are regional projects: two in West Africa and one in East Africa.
Most of the received projects are cross-cutting proposals (86%) whose sectors are mostly related to Agriculture (61%), Energy (19%) and Environment (11%).
Proposals evaluation process
Proposals evaluation process got underway and applicants will be advised in writing of the evaluation committee decisions no later than 30 April 2019.
In order to facilitate the understanding of the evaluation process and the next steps to be undertaken, OSS drawn up a step by step guide available here.
As part of its accreditation as a regional implementation entity (RIE) by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in October 2017, OSS is one of the first African institutions to provide its members and partners with support needed to mobilize grant funding from the Green Climate Fund.
To this end, the OSS is responsible for regularly launching calls for projects to collect draft requests from countries and partners to ensure their transition to climate resilient and low-carbon emission development.
Projects to be financed
Proposals may include adaptation and / or mitigation impacts and must always fit within the following six mitigation and adaptation results areas identified by the GCF:
- Livelihoods of people and communities: mitigation of operational risks associated with climate change - diversification of supply sources and supply chain management, relocation of manufacturing facilities and warehouses, etc.
- Health, and well-being, and food and water security: climate-resilient crops, efficient irrigation systems, etc.
- Infrastructure and built environment: sea walls, resilient road networks, etc.
- Ecosystems and ecosystem services: ecosystem conservation and management, ecotourism, etc.
- Energy access and power generation: on-grid, micro-grid or off-grid solar, wind, geothermal, etc.
- Forestry and land use: forest conservation and management, agroforestry, agricultural irrigation, water treatment and management, etc.
This call for proposals is open to all eligible beneficiaries of GCF, including governments, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes and regional institutions.
- Endorsement by the focal point or Designated National Authority :
- Project risk level: category B and C (medium or low risk)
- Total amount less than or equal to 10 Million USD
- Party to the Kyoto Protocol
- Addressed themes inscribed among the 6 targeted results areas mentioned above
Important: To be eligible, proposals must meet national priorities in terms of climate change and align with GCF country programs, defined national contributions (NDC) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).
For further details on the projects’ submission process, please see our information guide.