International climate finance training & capacity building

E Co. provides training for NDAs and project developers (both private and public sector) throughout the world, and online. Details on the main formats and content are given below:

Face to face training

  • Training needs survey and 3-page report with results
  • Workshop agenda draft (MS Word)
  • Training materials (PDFs of PowerPoint slides)
  • Training delivery and facilitation of discussions over 2 days*
  • Workshop report (5 pages including observations from the training and recommendations on future needs)

* An additional higher-level ½ day can be provided for ‘senior executives’ and ½ day discussion with the NDA.

Please note: the venue, interpreters, refreshments, etc. are the responsibility of the client

Please contact us for further details and costs.

Online training course

  • Access to online training portal for each participant
  • Training materials (downloadable PDFs of PowerPoint slides)
  • Video lecturers
  • Tests and quizzes
  • Completion certificate for each participant

Please contact us for further details and costs.

Remote coaching support

  • Initial review of project idea / draft concept note with written feedback
  • Eight 1-2-1 group surgery/office hours calls (30 minutes dealing with common questions each week)
  • Two reviews of updated concept note with written feedback over 8 week period

Please contact us for further details and costs.

Combinations and tailored training

Any combination of these formats is possible, such as:

  • Face to face training + remote coaching support
  • Online training course + remote coaching support
  • Face to face training + online training course + remote coaching support

Tailored training specifically addressing identified needs can be provided (at an additional cost).

Topics that can be covered include:

  • Introduction to climate finance (and the role of the GCF)
  • Introduction to the GCF – how it is structured and how it works (investment priorities, criteria and policies)
  • Introduction to accreditation – requirements and types of accreditation and implications for project design
  • Introduction to GCF proposal documents – concept note, funding proposal and what each contains. Discussion about what needs to be done to prepare a submission-ready proposal
  • GCF approval cycle: process, roles, variations, role of the NDA
  • GCF investment criteria, for each, what it is and how to measure it
    • Impact potential
    • Paradigm shift potential
    • Sustainable development potential
    • Responsiveness to recipient needs
    • Country ownership
    • Efficiently and effectiveness
  • Types of project and co-financing
  • The Simplified Approval Process (SAP)
  • Private Sector Facility (PSF)
  • Project identification and concept note: introduction to a self-assessment framework
  • Country ownership and the role of the NDA, IEs and the private sector
  • Stakeholder identification and analysis
  • Private and financial sector engagement
  • GCF project preparation – overview
  • Problem and objective trees – how to do them and how they contribute to project design
  • Climate rationale: vulnerability to climate change and adaptation needs
  • Barrier analysis and market assessment
  • Theory of change
  • Lessons learned and best practice in project design
  • Results frameworks, project logic and Logical Framework Analysis
  • Project risks and assumptions, indicator and outcomes
  • Project finance, blended co-financing and co-financing requirements
  • Budget preparation
  • Institutional arrangements
  • Gender requirements
  • Annexes and studies
    • Gender assessments and Gender Action Plans
    • Feasibility study
    • Environmental and Social Safeguards
    • Term sheet
    • Integrated financial-economic model + sensitivity analysis
    • Letters of commitment for co-financing
  • Case studies: examples of approved projects and what we can learn from them
  • Group work on project ideas / concept notes

Please contact us for further details and costs.