Adaptation Futures - Session on Small grants, big impacts
The Green Climate Fund aims to support transformational pathways to climate-resilient development, intends to reach those most vulnerable, and commits to a gender-sensitive approach. This session presents an important way of putting these commitments into practice: by engaging small grants funds. These funds can provide the much needed channel between large international institutions and local communities adapting to climate change, and assure financing reaches women and men to contribute to transformative climate action. But how to make this shift in how financing is delivered? The audience will be actively engaged in the discussion to come to concrete suggestions to strengthen local access and gender responsiveness of climate finance.
- Ms. Theo Sowa, African Women's Development Fund
- Ms. Joëlla van Rijn, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Mr. Daan Robben, Both ENDS
- Mr. Fumihiko Tominaga, Green Climate Fund, South Korea
- Mr. Zaheer Fakir, Green Climate Fund Board Member (tbc)
About the panellists
Theo Sowa is an independent advisor and consultant, specialising in international social development. She is currently the CEO of the African Women's Development Fund, mobilising financial, human and material resources to support African women and the work of the African women's movement to advance women's rights and gender equality in Africa.
Joëlla van Rijn is a climate change expert and diplomat at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In her actual assignment she focuses on international finance for climate in developing countries. She is involved in the setup of the new Dutch Climate Fund and other financial instruments to mobilize private investment in light of the Paris Agreement.
Daan Robben is a climate finance policy advisor at Both ENDS, with a specific focus on Green Climate Fund. Both ENDS promotes local access, gender equality and the inclusion of southern CSOs in GCF decision-making processes. He follows GCF processes closely and as of this year joined the civil society active observer team.
Fumihiko Tominaga is Adaptation Planning Associate at the Green Climate Fund, responsible for managing the portfolio of the GCF adaptation planning proposals and for processing, reviewing, and providing feedback and guidance for each proposal.
Zaheer Fakir is Chief Policy Adviser International Relations and Governance at the Department of Environmental Affairs in South-Africa, and Member of the Board of Directors at the Green Climate Fund. He served as a negotiator on climate finance and is active in the Boards of the Adaptation Fund, Global Environment Facility and Climate Investment Funds.
Annelieke Douma is senior programme officer and coordinator of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action within Dutch non-governmental organization Both ENDS, focusing on water management, gender equality, and climate adaptation and finance. She monitors the Green Climate Fund and supports Southern CSOs to engage in climate finance decision-making processes.
Lokale organisaties en groepen moeten toegang krijgen tot klimaatfinanciering uit het Green Climate Fund. Zij weten precies wat er in hun lokale context speelt en nodig is voor klimaatadaptatie.
Small grants funds bieden een effectieve, alternatieve manier om geld van grote financiers terecht te laten komen bij lokale groepen en organisaties die wereldwijd werken aan een duurzame en rechtvaardige samenleving.
GAGGA bundelt de krachten van de vrouwenrechten- en milieubewegingen om een wereld te realiseren waarin vrouwen toegang hebben tot hun rechten op water, voedselveiligheid en een schone, gezonde en veilige omgeving.
Video / 28 augustus 2018
The fifth session of our five part series on women's rights and climate finance, Experiences and Perspectives of Women Engaging in Climate Finance, shared the insights of three activists who have been serving as GCF Monitors as part of the "Women Demand 'Gender-Just' Climate Finance" initiative. They spoke about their processes of learning about climate finance and connecting with others to monitor climate finance in their communities and regions, discussed the value they have found in this work, and answered questions from webinar participants.
Evenement / 14 april 2018, 11:30
On the 14th of April, Both ENDS wil host a workshop called 'Small Grants, Big Impacts' on the annual Africa day in Amsterdam. The workshop aims to demonstrate that so called 'small grants funds' effectively deliver (devopment and climate) money where it matters, to people that need it the most. Large development banks, funds, donors and governments could use small grants funds as alternative financing mechanisms to make sure their money benefits people and their environment now and it the far future.
Externe link / 29 mei 2019
Het grootste deel van klimaatfinanciering gaat naar grote instituten en grootschalige projecten, zonder dat rekening wordt gehouden met de wensen en behoeften van lokale gemeenschappen. Both ENDS probeert dit samen met diverse partners te veranderen. Daarbij richten we ons vooral op het Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Publicatie / 4 november 2016
Video / 14 juni 2018
The fourth webinar of a five part series on women's rights and climate finance: Strategies for Organizing to Influence, Monitor, and Track Climate Finance (from Global to Local), focused on strategies to engage with various actors to both facilitate and advocate for the meaningful inclusion of the perspectives and experiences of women's groups, affected communities, and other civil society stakeholders in the design and implementation of projects and programs.
Video / 7 maart 2018
The third session of our five part series on women's rights and climate finance, Getting the Money to the People: GCF Accreditation and Enhanced Direct Action, focused on accessing the Green Climate Fund through working with stakeholders at the country level (engaging with the National Designated Authority), utilizing Enhanced Direct Access, and seeking accreditation.
Video / 1 februari 2018
The second session of our five part series on women's rights and climate finance, Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Finance Mechanisms, provided an overview of how gender equality has been mainstreamed into global climate finance mechanisms, including a deep dive on gender considerations under the Green Climate Fund by Liane Schalatek of the Heinrich Boell Foundation - North America.
Video / 14 december 2017
This Introduction to Climate Finance is the first of a five part series on women's rights and climate finance, aiming to build knowledge and power to ensure finance flows are benefiting local women's groups, responding to community needs and respecting human rights. This session will outline the climate finance landscape, as well as the key challenges and opportunities we hope to explore in this webinar series.
Evenement / 14 juni 2018, 15:00 - 17:00
Join us for the fourth session of this five-part series on women's rights and climate finance, aimed at building knowledge and power to ensure finance flows benefit local women's groups, respond to community needs and respect human rights. The webinar will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish and French.
Externe link / 1 augustus 2018
This paper by Prakriti Resources Center (Nepal) sheds light on the gender and climate change nexus, gender mainstreaming as a tool to address gender inequality, gender and climate change policy landscape both at international and national level, gaps and way forward.
Publicatie / 18 juni 2018
Nieuws / 14 december 2018
During the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the UNFCCC taking place in Katowice, Both ENDS partner Raju Pandit Chettri – director of Prakriti Resources Centre in Nepal - was one of the selected Southern leaders to meet with the Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Sigrid Kaag. We asked Raju about his expectations, messages, Kaag's responses and his experiences of the meeting.
Evenement / 7 maart 2018, 15:00 - 16:30
Join us for the third session of this five-part series on women's rights and climate finance, aimed at building knowledge and power to ensure finance flows benefit local women's groups, respond to community needs and respect human rights.
In verschillende landen in de Sahel heeft de lokale bevolking uitgestrekte stukken land hersteld door dat wat spontaan uit de grond komt te verzorgen, en jonge gewassen en bomen te beschermen tegen vee en andere gevaren.
Publicatie / 11 oktober 2017
Nieuws / 7 oktober 2018
Wij zijn apetrots dat onze directeur Daniëlle Hirsch dit jaar wederom is opgenomen in de Duurzame 100 van Dagblad Trouw en ook nog eens meer dan veertig plekken is gestegen! Danielle staat onder andere op deze plek in de lijst om haar kritiek op de vaak destructieve rol die Nederland als handelsnatie en grote veroorzaker van CO2-uitstoot in de wereld speelt (daarbij vaak gesteund door de overheid), maar ook om haar constructieve houding als het gaat om het vinden van alternatieven en oplossingen.
Evenement / 7 november 2016
From 7 to 18 november, the Climate Change COP22 will take place in Marrakech, Morrocco. This '22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)' as it is called officially, is the annual meeting of the 195 countries which have signed and ratified the convention.