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In July 2015, CI became the first international NGO to be accredited as a Green Climate Fund (GCF) Entity to implement projects at a global level.

As an Accredited Entity of the GCF, CI will support the development and implementation of projects that aim at a transformational shift in countries’ climate resilience and green economies, through both adaptation and mitigation.

The GCF was established as the financial mechanism for the UNFCCC with the goal of shifting development paradigms by transforming economies via low-emissions and climate-resilient development pathways. The GCF aims for a 50:50 balance between mitigation and adaptation over time, with a focus on allocating resources for particularly vulnerable countries, including least developed countries, small island developing states and African states. The GCF aims to become the largest multilateral fund addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a goal of raising US$ 100 billion by 2020.

The CI-GCF Agency comprises a core team that works directly with project proponents, governments and partners to develop and implement GCF funded projects, and to ensure that these projects address countries’ priorities and adhere to the GCF policies and procedures. CI has been accredited to administer grant funding for micro (<$10 million), small ($10-$50 million) and medium ($50-$250 million) sized projects with a category B (medium​ risk) environmental and social safeguard risk level.


Sustainable Landscapes in Eastern Madagascar
Improving the resiliencey of climate-vulnerable smallholder farmer families, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and leveraging private sector climate investments


The CI-GCF Agency’s policies outline the principles for appropriate and effective use of GCF Funds.

Call for expression of interest

The CI-GCF Agency is seeking consultants to work on future Green Climate Fund projects. We will be hiring consultants for design and deve​lopment of projects and programs, that address unique country needs for transformative change to address major barriers to climate change adaptation and mitigation and achieve lasting impacts.

Consultants with a strong background in project design in the forest and agricultural sector, environmental and social safeguards expertise, strong track record on gender and knowledge of GCF, UNFCCC, NAMA’s, NAP’s, national REDD strategies and NAPA’s are currently invited to express their interest.

Please check back for updates on specific Terms of Reference. General letters of interest along with CVs may be submitted at any time to the following address:​