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WEBINAR: WHO as an Accredited Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund; Accessing AF funding for Climate Change and Health

30.04.2024 - 30.04.2024

WHO as an Accredited Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund; Accessing AF funding for Climate Change and Health

WHO Technical Webinar Series

Date: 30 April 2024 

Times and Registration Links: 

  • Option 1: 9:00 - 10:30 CET, English with French and Arabic Simultaneous Interpretation (Register here)
  • Option 2: 15:00 - 16:30 CET, English with French and Spanish Simultaneous Interpretation (Register here)

About this webinar

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been approved as an Accredited Entity by the Adaptation Fund (AF), enabling WHO to support countries in accessing Adaptation Fund grants, undertaking adaptation planning and developing strategic frameworks to build their programming with the AF. As such, WHO is ready to support regions and countries in accessing AF funds to strengthen adaptation planning and climate resilience of the health systems. 

To provide further guidance in accessing AF funding for health-related projects, WHO and the AF are conducting webinars on AF funding opportunities and project proposal processes.  These webinars will bring together representatives from WHO Regional and Country Offices and Ministries of Health, responsible for the proposal preparation and implementation of climate change and health projects.

Two sessions are offered to accomodate for different time zones and languages. Please refer to the times and languages indicated above. Registration is mandatory to attend.

Background information

The Adaptation Fund finances climate change adaptation and resilience activities in developing countries that are vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. Funding applicants must submit project proposals through a National Implementing Entity, a Regional Implementing Entity, or a Multilateral Implementing Entity, such as WHO. Proposals also require endorsement by the Designated Authorities of the country in which the proposed activities would take place. 

AF project proposals should describe how the activities will help with adaptation to climate change and improve climate resilience. The activities should aim at producing visible and tangible results on the ground by reducing vulnerability and increasing the adaptive capacity of human and natural systems to respond to the impacts of climate change, including climate variability. Adaptation projects/programmes can be implemented at the community, national, regional and transboundary level. Projects/programmes concern activities with a specific objective(s) and concrete outcome(s) and output(s) that are measurable, monitorable, and verifiable. 

Agendas will be made available on this page soon. 

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