adaptation-fund: Adaptation Fund Annual NIE Seminar to Draw More Than 20 National Partners from Around Globe



July 24, 2017 (Washington, DC) — The Adaptation Fund will bring its 4th Annual Global NIE Seminar directly to the field this year, as it co-hosts the event in Costa Rica — the home country of one of its 25 accredited National Implementing Entities (NIEs).



It marks the first time the annual seminar will be held away from the Adaptation Fund’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.  The seminar brings together the Fund’s NIEs from around the world to foster knowledge in climate change adaptation practice and finance.



Held in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica from July 26-28, the event will be co-hosted with Fundecooperación para el Desarrollo Sostenible, the Fund’s accredited NIE in Costa Rica. It is on track to have close to full attendance, with 22 of the Fund’s 25 NIEs scheduled to participate and nearly 50 attendees expected from across the globe.



“The Annual NIE Seminar is an excellent opportunity for the Adaptation Fund and its community of NIEs to share knowledge, skills, experiences and best practices in all stages of the project development and accreditation processes,” said Michael Kracht, Chair of the Adaptation Fund Board.



The seminar will provide overviews of the Fund’s programs and developing strategies, the complete project development process, as well as accreditation and re-accreditation processes. The Fund’s Environmental, Social and Gender policies will be discussed, and a panel of NIEs will provide country experiences in a peer-to-peer interactive format.



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