In addition to its national economic development policies, the Republic of Guinea has put together a series of policies to improve people's resilience in the face of the harmful effects of climate change. Implementation of project ideas and strategies for adapting to climate change is, however, still limited due to lack of experience in developing "bankable" projects that can attract financing by climate donors.
The Climate Technology Centre, together with its Network members, the Group of Environment, Renewable Energy and Solidarity (GERES) and the Green Technology Centre of Korea (GTCK), collaborated to provide capacity builidng on adaptation financing to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, as well as other other Ministries (Agriculture, Fishing, Energy and Hydraulics, Decentralization, Urban and Spatial Planning, Meteorology Department, National Scientific and Technical Research Department), and the Guinean Agronomic Research Institute, APG-BTC and Guinee Ecologie.
CTCN support included:
- Identifying opportunities and facilitate introductions with public and private sector financiers;
- Training national climate technology project developers to mobilise public and private sector financing;
- Supporting access to finance of specific adaptation technologies including planning, ecosystem restoration and conservation plans, improved weather forecasting and hydro meteorological networks, and increasing crop resilience and productivity.
Five high potential adaptation projects/programmes have been identified and a community of 30 “champions” from several institutions were trained and coached over 3 months in order to develop robust, well-justified concept notes. These consolidated project ideas have been presented to international donors and each project has a specific roadmap for next steps and donor follow-up.