Readiness Support to Strengthen Papua New Guinea’s Engagement with the GCF

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes
Start Date Q4  2017
End Date q2 2020
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 827,427
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Green Climate Fund and Korean International Cooperation Agency
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
Roxane Chritine M. Castelein

Analyst - GIS- Fiji/Vanuatu

Achala Abeysinghe

Country Representative, Papua New Guinea

PNG is one of the most vulnerable countries to the adverse effects of climate change. Adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change remains a high priority and this is guided and supported by PNG’s overall country policies and strategies such as the Vision 2050 Plan, the National Strategy for Responsible Sustainable Development for PNG, PNG Climate Change (Management) Act, and the National Climate Compatible Development Management Policy.
PNG places a high priority on accessing climate finance to assist in addressing its adaptation and mitigation needs. This Readiness Support proposal is the first attempt for PNG to access GCF funds to strengthen its engagement with the Fund. The aim of the project is to strengthen PNG’s engagement with the GCF and support the functions of Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA) as the National Designated Authority (NDA) to the GCF through three key outcomes:

• Strengthening country capacity, especially the CCDA as the National Designated Authority;
• Consultative stakeholder engagement and developing the GCF Country Programme; and
• Mobilizing and engaging with the private sector to contribute to climate resilience and low carbon development in PNG.

With the aim of these key outcomes, the GGGI team, under the leadership and guidance of the CCDA has delivered:
• Four regional workshops covering all 22 provinces in PNG and one sectoral awareness
raising workshop;
• A private sector forum, in coordination with Business Council of PNG and the Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce;
• Three successful webinars on GCF gender guidelines, GCF Country Program and the No Objection Procedure as well as a webinar training on climate finance monitoring and evaluation

The final project outputs that have successfully been delivered include:

• GCF PNG Country Program
• GCF No Objection Procedure
• GCF Operational Manual
• Gender Guidelines
• Private Sector Mobilization and Engagement Report
• CCDA Capacity Needs Assessment
• GCF Sectoral Training Manual.


Thematic Areas
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Start Date Q1 Jul 23 2019
Funding Source
Actual Budget (USD) 68,721
Status Active
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
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