Climate Action Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Submit your Request for Support from Canada’s Climate Action in Africa Project by completing this form or contacting
Requesting Organizations
Who is eligible to apply for support?
  • Government agencies and non-governmental organizations from Sub-Saharan Africa, including gender-responsive and women-led organizations, the private sector, post-secondary institutions and more, can request Technical Assistance and South-South Cooperation.
  • The main headquarters of the Requesting Organization must be located in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • See all eligible countries here.
  • Learn about our gender-responsive and socially inclusive approach here.
What types of activities does Climate Action in Africa support?

Climate Action Africa only supports the provision of direct technical assistance and capacity building, including participation in meetings or training related to technical assistance. Climate Action Africa also supports capacity building and knowledge sharing through south-south cooperation events.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Detailed criteria are available on the Request Support page. All requests must be aligned with the country’s Nationally Determined Contribution, National Adaptation Plan, Technology Needs Assessment or other relevant climate strategies and policies. All requests must be gender-responsive and aligned with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

Does Climate Action in Africa provide grants?
  • No. Climate Action in Africa only supports the provision of direct Technical Assistance and capacity building or convening of South-South Cooperation events. The Project can also support participation in meetings or training related to Technical Assistance.
What is the maximum size of a request for technical assistance?

Climate Action in Africa provides short-term targeted support based on local needs with the total project duration not to exceed one year (12 mos), with approximately one month in the field. The maximum value of a request is up to CAD 300,000, although most requests are expected to be smaller. In exceptional cases where there is potential for significant impact, the value of a request could exceed CAD 300,000.

Canadian Technical Experts
How do I register on the Technical Expert Database?
  • Demonstrate experience in one or more of the Project Pillars.
  • Have the technical and financial capacity to deliver Technical Assistance.
  • Be registered legally as a business or not-for-profit in Canada.
What expertise is required for Climate Action in Africa?
How will experts be selected?

When a request receives approval, a request for bids will be circulated to all relevant members of the Technical Expert Database. Bids will be evaluated by the Project team based on a technical and financial assessment.

What is the maximum value of a deployment?
Will experts travel to the region?

Eligible Countries

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia (The), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan (non-governmental organizations only), South Sudan (non-governmental organizations only), Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe (non-governmental organizations only).