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New Programme: Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (presentations)

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The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) with the support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has received USD 5 million from the Adaptation Fund as part of its USD 10 million pilot small grants programme (Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator) to foster innovation in adaptation. The programme executed by the CTCN will contribute to CTCN technical assistance to developing countries and will support them to test, evaluate, roll out and scale up innovative adaptation practices, products and technologies.

Based on technical assistance services, the CTCN will implement 25 micro-grants projects (up to USD 250,000 each) for 5 years to enhance climate resilience and adapt to climate change in developing countries. Moreover, knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices will be facilitated through the programme, which will strengthen opportunities of South-South and triangular cooperation on innovation in adaptation among the countries.

The launch of the Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator has been announced at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. UNEP, through the CTCN, and the United Nations Development Programme administrate this new joint programme, supporting developing countries to increase their capacities of innovation in adaptation.  

The CTCN organized an inception workshop on the programme, together with UNEP. The workshop was convened on the 28th of October, 13:00 – 14:30 (CET) during the G·STIC conference.

"The new Climate Innovation Accelerator will help developing countries to test, evaluate and scale up innovative adaptation practices and technologies. Participants will learn how to access the services to support a broad range of adaptation initiatives. During the session, panellists will also share how countries are innovating to develop new solutions to address climate change threats", noted Dr. Rose Mwebaza, CTCN Director. 

Please find the presentations below.






13:00 – 13:20

(20 mins)

Opening (Moderator: Ms. Karina Larsen, Knowledge and Communications Manager, CTCN)


- Welcoming remarks from UNEP (Ms. Susan Gardner, Director, Ecosystems Division, UNEP)

- Welcoming remarks from the CTCN (Dr. Rose Mwebaza, Director, CTCN)

- Welcoming remarks from the UNFCCC (Dr. Youssef Nassef, Director, Adaptation Division, UNFCCC)

- Welcoming remarks from the Adaptation Fund (Mr. Mikko Ollikainen, Manager, Adaptation Fund)



13:20 – 13:40

(20 mins)

Introduction to the Programme (Dr. Ho-Sik Chon, Adaptation Specialist Asia-Pacific, CTCN)


- Objective and scope of the programme

- Operation and management of the programme


Q & A

13:40 – 14:10

(30 mins)

Panel Discussions on Adaptation Innovation in Vulnerable Countries

(Moderator: Ms. Karina Larsen, Knowledge and Communications Manager, CTCN)


* Dr. Stephen Minas (Vice-Chair, TEC) will provide a presentation on ‘Innovative Approaches to Accelerating and Scaling up Climate Technology Implementation for Adaptation’.   

* Panellists:
Dr. Stephen Minas (Vice-Chair, TEC),
Dr. Hak Mao (Director, Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia),
Dr. Charles Nyandiga (Regional Team Leader for Africa, UNDP)



Q & A

14:10 – 14:25

(15 mins)

Guidance on Application to the Programme (Dr. Ho-Sik Chon, Adaptation Specialist Asia-Pacific, CTCN)


- Programme IT platform (landing page & webpage of the programme)

- Guide for application process to the programme


Q & A

14:25 – 14:30

(5 mins)

Closing Remarks (Moderator: Ms. Karina Larsen, Knowledge and Communications Manager, CTCN)

- Closing remarks from UNEP (Ms. Jessica Troni, Head of Climate Change Adaptation Unit, UNEP)



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