Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme

Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme

With the objective of strengthening the country capacities to access climate finance, the Green Climate Fund has allocated resources under the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (the Readiness Programme),to support countries raise awareness, develop capacities and engage all relevant stakeholders at national/ local level.

The Readiness Programme aims to build the national capacities to access GCF funding to implement country-led national climate adaptation and mitigation measures. The overall aim is for the country to be fully prepared to fulfil its commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as climate-action obligations in frames of the European Union pre-accession process, while adapting its major economic sectors, such as agriculture, energy, transport, health and tourism to the effects of climate change.  

The GCF Readiness programme has an allocation per country per year for all developing countries, including the Republic of North Macedonia, of up to USD 1 million under the Readiness Programme, to cover all readiness activities, and up to USD 3 million for formulation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and/or other adaptation planning processes.


Expected outcomes of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme of the GCF include:

  • Established country coordination mechanism and stakeholder consultative processes led by the NDA;
  • Established ‘no objection’procedure to guarantee country ownership of GCF climate projects;
  • Developed procedure for the monitoring, oversight and streamlining of climate finance;
  • Capacity-building on Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS) and gender standards to meet the GCF requirements;
  • Private sector mobilized through engagement in the consultative processes and enabling environment for private sector investments.

 

Countries may submit multiple requests based on the needs of the country.

Readiness Support for North Macedonia

"Support for the management of an effective national coordinative mechanism regarding the Green Climate Fund”

  • Recipient country: North Macedonia

  • Project budget: USD 300 000
  • Readiness area: NDA Strengthening and Country Programming
  • Duration: 12 months

In 2017 the Republic of North Macedonia through its NDA requested an initial grant from the GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme (the Readiness Programme). The project “Support for the management of an effective national coordinative mechanism regarding the Green Climate Fund” implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), as GCF Accredited Entity, under the guidance of the NDA, aims at enhancing country ownership and strengthening the institutional capacities of the NDA to efficiently engage with the Fund.

The project focuses on strengthening the institutional capacities of the NDA to effectively fulfill its roles and responsibilities related to the GCF, to create needed national participatory and stakeholder engagement processes, and to initiate preparation of a GCF Country Work Programme, aligned with the national adaptation and mitigation priorities, the Sustainable Development Goals and the GCF investment criteria.

Cabinet of the Deputy President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, in charge of economic affairs and coordination of economic departments
National Designated Authority (NDA)/Focal Point for interaction with the Green Climate Fund

Web: www.vicepremier-ekonomija.gov.mk
Contact person

  Mr Daniel Josifovski, Advisor,Cabinet of the Deputy President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, in charge of economic affairs and coordination of economic departments


  Ms Olimpija Hristova Zaevska, International Economy and Development Adviser to the Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of North Macedonia

Email

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Delivery Partner

Web: www.fao.org
Contact person

 Ms. Carmen Arguello, GCF Advisor and Readiness Project Coordinator (FAO)


  Mr. Igor Slavkoski, National Project Team Leader (FAO)

E-mail

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