African Climate Change Fund (ACCF)


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The African Climate Change Fund (ACCF) was set up as a multi-donor trust fund in 2014 to strengthen African countries to access climate finance, and to support innovative pilot projects on how to become more climate resilient, and on how to design and implement ambitious climate action plans, including Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The fund was established with an initial contribution of € 4,725 million from Germany, and received additional funding from Italy and Belgium, summing up to € 11,4 million. The fund is managed by a Technical and an Oversight Committee, and is administered by a Secretariat.

Eligibility to Receive Funding

Governmental, national/regional nongovernmental institutions and NGOs from Africa

Regional Focus: Africa

Sector Focus

  • Helping African countries to effectively access climate finance;
  • Assisting African countries to mainstream climate change in their policies/strategies;
  • Building capacity in climate change and green growth for governments and other stakeholders at the national and regional levels;
  • Innovative small-scale pilot projects.

Funding Conditions :Grants

Application Procedure

Project proposals are only being received through calls for proposals. The first call in 2014 focused on the capacity building of African countries. The second call in 2017 gave priority to support direct access, and to support pilot or small-scale community-based adaptation projects. Further information can be found on the AfDB website.


African Development Bank Group

Avenue Joseph Anoma

01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01

Côte d’Ivoire

Ms. Louise Helen Brown, ACCF Coordinator

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