Frequently Asked Questions
Submit your Request for Support from Canada’s Climate Action in Africa Project by completing this form or contacting email@example.com
Who is eligible to apply for support?
Government agencies and non-governmental organizations, 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 in Africa primarily supports the provision of direct Technical Assistance and capacity building or convening of South-South Cooperation events. However, the Project can also support participation in meetings or training if related to the Technical Assistance.
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 strategy. 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 delivers Technical Assistance provided by Canadian climate change experts. The Project can also deliver South-South Cooperation events organized and facilitated by the Project team in close collaboration with the Requesting Organization.
What is the maximum size for a request?
Climate Action in Africa provides short-term targeted support based on local needs with the total project duration not to exceed one year, with approximately one month in the field. The maximum value of a request is set at CAD 300,000, although it is expected that most requests will 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?
The application for inclusion in the Technical Expert Database is located here. Please send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be eligible, the individual or entity requesting registration must demonstrate experience in one or more of the Project Pillars, have the technical and financial capacity to deliver Technical Assistance and have a physical presence in Canada.
What expertise is required for Climate Action in Africa?
Climate Action in Africa provides Technical Assistance in four areas: climate change governance; climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; and gender and women’s climate leadership. For mitigation, the focus is on renewable energy and forests, and for adaptation, the Project supports the agriculture and water sectors. Technical Assistance will be delivered primarily in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese depending on the origin of the request.
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?
Climate Action in Africa provides short-term targeted support based on local needs. The maximum value of a deployment is set at CAD 300,000, although it is expected that most requests will be smaller. In exceptional cases where there is potential for significant impact, the value of deployment could exceed CAD 300,000.
Will experts travel to the region?
It is expected each deployment will include some activities delivered face-to-face with travel required to the region. The Project will follow all Canadian guidelines on travel, including consultation of travel advisories.
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).
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