Project Idea Assessment Workshop

16 February 2017 - 17 February 2017
Pokhara, Nepal

Programme Technical Committee

In the context of Programme activities in Nepal, the UN Environment is to provide technical support to develop up to two climate change funding proposals to be submitted to the Green Climate Fund for approval. Based on a prioritisation process, support will be provided to help the project idea advance through the early project development process; and develop the project idea into a full funding proposal to be submitted for funding to the Green Climate Fund. The support will be tailored to the particular needs of the project and can entail one or several of the following areas, as far as the available budget permits: financial models; feasibility studies; environmental and social impact assessments; strengthening the project design and planning; and the development of a concrete project funding proposal. 

The Nationally Designated Authority of Nepal, the Ministry of Finance put out a public project idea call in January, inviting participants to put forward project ideas that could be developed into funding proposals for the Green Climate Fund.

The Project Idea call included the following criteria:
i. Project idea must be in-line with Nepal’s national climate change priorities including the National Climate Change Policy, National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA), and the Low Carbon Economic Development Strategy (LCEDS). 
ii. Project idea must align with the GCF’s strategic impact areas and investment guidelines.
iii. The project idea should identify possible implementing entity (national or international) for the project idea.
17 project ideas were recieved as a result of the call. On the basis of a Programme designed assessment tool, the technical commitee evaluated the project ideas against the criteria set out in the call for project ideas, creating a pipeline of projects prioritised by the Ministry of Finance. The Programme will support the development of two of these prioritised ideas into GCF funding proposals.