In order to grow its funding base to scale up support to women’s organisations involved in activities around climate change mitigation and adaptation, AWDF is currently aiming at gaining accreditation to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with support from Both ENDS. The GCF is a new global fund created to support efforts made by developing countries to respond to climate change effects. Specifically, GCF provides grants to projects aimed at helping developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change.
Purpose of the consultancy
Considering the demands of the accreditation process, AWDF requires the services of a consultant, who is familiar with environmental, climate change, and gender issues and has an understanding of the funding landscape for women’s rights activities and of the workings of the GCF. The consultant’s main responsibility would be to study the requirements of the accreditation process, assess AWDF’s readiness to access the fund, advise on adequate steps, produce a concept note as well as any additional required policies.