AIP Project Preparation Platform and Investment Facility

The AIP Project Preparation Platform and Investment Facility was established to provide a structured resource for African countries to access continued strategic and technical support in the prioritisation and preparation of climate resilient water projects for financing by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), Global Environmental Facility, Adaptation Fund, private sector, and other climate funds. The platform leverages existing project preparation facilities for water and climate to mobilise investments for climate resilient development.

What the AIP Project Preparation Platform does

Supports river basins across Africa to develop and implement integrated climate resilience investment programmes

Supports development of sub-regional investments programmes blending public finance with private sector finance

Supports countries to understand specific standards and procedural requirements in accessing finance from the GCF and other climate funds

Offers a facilitated, flexible mechanism that enables demand-driven technical assistance for national Direct Access Entities (DEAs), National Designated Authorities (NDAs), and national water agencies and ministries.

Supports countries in documenting and exchanging lessons learned in the preparation and financing of climate resilient water projects.

Why join the AIP Project Preparation Platform

Access to technical resources and knowledge on water project preparation

Access to financial support and technical assistance for project preparation

Networking and partnership opportunities in project preparation

Access to portfolio of country project pipelines and potential project ideas for GCF

Capacity building opportunities on project preparation for the GCF

How the AIP Project Preparation Platform works

The AIP Project Preparation Platform is working towards higher quality water projects for climate funds.

Regional investments programmes developed collaboratively with international, regional development banks, and private sector

Promote water related investment opportunities across river basins and countries

Improved capacity of DAEs, NDAs, and water ministries to prepare GCF water projects

Established facilitated knowledge management mechanism through which African countries can share knowledge, experience and access strategic technical assistance on a demand-driven basis to advance preparation of GCF water projects

Established facilitated knowledge management mechanism through which African countries can share knowledge, experience and access strategic technical assistance on a demand-driven basis to advance preparation of GCF water projects

Countries supported to review and further develop their project ideas into project concept notes and proposals that meet GCF requirements

Improved understanding of GCF investment criteria, finance instruments, and concrete steps needed to prepare strong water-related adaptation project proposals

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