Local women’s groups engaging with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Nigeria

Organization: Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st)

Country: Nigeria

Representative: Titilope Ngozi Akosa

Website: https://www.c21st.org/

Solution awarded as: WGC member solution


Description of the project: This two-year project has  built the capacities of local women’s groups in Nigeria to advocate for gender responsive climate finance and actively engage in the Green Climate Fund’s evaluation processes. By training women on the fundamentals of climate finance and the GCF mechanism, the project facilitates women’s groups collaboration with Nigeria’s National Designated Authority, Direct Access Entities, and  GCF Readiness Support programs. It has contributed to the development of “No objection” procedures for endorsing projects presented on behalf of Nigeria by international accredited entities and opened up opportunities for local women to benefit from climate finance.

Climate impact
Provides inputs into Nigeria’s National Adaptation Communication document adopted recently and Nigeria’s GCF readiness Support programs
Women-led climate adaptation solutions and  gender responsive Technology Needs Assessments are now considered in Nigeria’s readiness support programs
Gender impact
165 women and 81 men trained on understanding the GCF and its readiness processes
Women CSOs recognized as observers in the GCF’s funding mechanism and their climate solutions can benefit from climate finance flows
Scalability / replicability
Women’s Community of Practice on climate finance and GCF with 55 organizations
Access to and collaboration with other local women in different spaces across Nigeria and Africa
Link to global governance processes and global CSO networks

Financially supported by: Both ENDS