Formulating proposals for low carbon, climate resilient development

21 February 2018 - 22 June 2018

E Co. is again partnering with the University of Twente to deliver training on accessing climate finance. The aim of the course is to develop participants’ skills in preparing proposals for low carbon climate resilient development in areas such as clean energy access, energy efficiency and adaptation to climate change so that they can mobilise climate finance, particularly from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and catalyse the deployment of climate change solutions in developing countries.

It is designed for participants from backgrounds related to energy, environment and climate change such as: staff from National Designated Authorities (NDAs), staff from Accredited Entities or those seeking accreditation, entrepreneurs, consultants, project developers, government officials, policy advisors, and staff of utility companies and (I)NGOs.

After completion of the course, participants will have gained knowledge and experience related to:

  • Current international policy concerning climate change and clean energy
  • Funding options for low carbon climate resilient development (e.g. clean energy access, adaptation options, technologies for and promoting of energy efficiency)
  • Identifying project opportunities for low carbon climate resilient development
  • Assessing sustainable development impacts
  • Developing implementation strategies
  • Writing bankable and fundable proposals

The course is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an online course of eight modules spread over 16 weeks in which participants, in their own time, undertake reading assignments, watch videos, listen to presentations and complete questions and written assignments. A webinar is held every two weeks to introduce a module and give feedback on the previous module. The assignments include developing a draft concept note for a Green Climate Fund proposal ready for feedback during the residential course. It is estimated that to complete the material participants will need 8 hours per week. All modules of Part 1 must be successfully completed before the start of Part 2 – the two week residential course. Part 2 consists of lectures, including guest lectures from leading specialists, presentations, case studies, discussions, and a site visit. During the course participants work, individually or in pairs, on their draft concept note which will be presented and discussed with feedback on possible areas for improvement.

The 2018 course will begin 21 February 2018 and finish 22 June 2018. The residential portion of the course will be from 11 June to 22 June 2018.  For more information, please visit the course site or email Mrs. Barbera van Dalm, the course administrator.