European Capacity Building Initiative

Dialogue on EDA in Nepal

A dialogue with stakeholders on Enhanced Direct Access (EDA) was organised in Kathmandu, Nepal, by Oxford Climate Policy, Prakriti Research Centre and Helvetas on 24 March 2017. The three organisations are exploring the potential of EDA in Nepal, in collaboration with BothEnds in the Netherlands.
Anju Sharma made a presentation on the EDA modality, explaining its potential for sub-national devolution, and highlighting the Local Adaptation Plans of Action (LAPAs) in Nepal as the kind of activities that should be funded under the modality. During the discussion that followed, stakeholders discussed, among other things, the difficulties faced by LDCs like Nepal in getting accreditation for National Implementing Entities with the Green Climate Fund; the hurdles for NGOs to access GCF funding; and the different approaches taken by various proponents of the LAPA approach in Nepal.

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