European Capacity Building Initiative

Pre-GCF Board Meeting Luncheon Discussion “Country Ownership and Enhancing Direct Access"

On 17 February 2014, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia, host to the sixth meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board GCFB, convened a pre-GCF Board Meeting Luncheon Discussion on “Country Ownership and Enhancing Direct Access”, in the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. The ecbi was honoured to be able to provide support in organising the event.

The discussion was aimed to provide a space for the Board and observer organizations to examine the key issues that need to be addressed relating to realising country ownership by enhancing direct access in different ways based on country circumstances in the design of GCF. It featured presentations of ideas from the Board members/alternates and experts as well as lessons learned from national and international funding institutions.

Welcoming remarks by Mr Irfa Ampri (Alternate Member GCFB, Indonesia) on behalf of the host country and Mr Manfred Konukiewitz (Co-chair GCFB, Germany) on behalf of the Board were followed by an introductory presentation by Ms Carol Mwape (former LDC Member of the Transitional Committee, Zambia), and by presentations on: a) the Brazilian Amazon Fund (Juliana Santiago); b) he Indonesian Climate Change Fund (Syamsidar Thamrin); c) the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (Munjurul Khan); and d) the EU Global Climate Change Alliance (Philippe Jacques).

The presentation are available in the public section of the ecbi Finance Circle library.

The event was concluded by a panel discussion on the way forward facilitated by Mr Dipak Dasgupta (Alternate Member GCFB, India).

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