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The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ (OES) Office of Global Change at the Department of State, announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (“NOFO”) for activities under the ADAPT-Africa project. The agreement awarded will use U.S. Fiscal Year 2016 Economic Support Funds, subject to the availability of funds. The ADAPT-Africa project aims to address the current barriers to private sector investment in resilience in Africa in order to increase finance for the implementation of priority resilience actions identified in developing country strategic frameworks, including the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).
Through NAPs and other strategic frameworks, developing countries lay the groundwork for, in an iterative manner, identifying resilience priorities and specific activities to promote resilient growth in key economic sectors. Such strategies are essential for enabling national governments to identify their medium- and long-term risks and resilience needs. It is an attempt to pivot away from ad-hoc investments in resilience to a more coherent and strategic approach to reducing climate risk. Through the preparation of NAPs, for example, most, if not all, developing countries have identified the private sector as a critical partner in achieving resilience targets and overall national development goals. As such, the ADAPT-Africa project seeks to address the current barriers to increasing private sector investment in resilience by providing technical assistance and advisory services directly to developing country partners and by producing tools and models for use by private companies to support them in making resilient investment decisions.
The ADAPT-Africa project aims to increase private sector investment in resilience in developing countries by focusing on the actions needed at the national- and subnational-levels in developing countries to attract resilient investment.
Eligibility is limited to U.S. non-profit/nongovernmental organizations subject to section 501 (c) (3) of the U. S. tax code, for-profit organizations, foreign not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations, educational institutions, and to public international organizations.