Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA)

Post Date: 6/15/2022
Opportunity Type: Funding
Organization/Grantor: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) & the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Position/Title/Fund: Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator (AFCIA)
Deadline: September 30, 2022

Grant Amount: $250,000 (maximum grant funding in USD)

Description: The Adaptation Fund has launched a new programme which will foster innovation of adaptation practices in vulnerable countries. UNEP-CTCN and UNDP are administrating the grants.

Eligibility: The AFCIA will provide developing countries with special opportunities for innovation in adaptation. Please note that UNEP-CTCN and UNDP have different eligibility for supporting developing countries in the AFCIA.

  • UNEP-CTCN: The eligible countries in the programme include developing countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean under the UNFCCC that do not have National Implementing Entities (NIEs) accredited with the Adaptation Fund (113 countries in total as of April 2021). 
  • UNDP: The programme is open to Not-for-profit, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Business Member Associations (BMOs), and other Associations, Cooperatives, or Community Based Organisations registered in a developing country.

For developing countries with the Adaptation Fund’s accredited NIEs, the Adaptation Fund provides a recently launched innovation grant funding window, and more information can be found by clicking here. Please note that an applicant cannot submit the same application to both UNEP-CTCN and UNDP. As administrators of the AFCIA, UNEP-CTCN and UNDP will cross check applications to ensure there is no duplication. Please check more details on the UNEP-CTCN programme and the UNDP programme.

How to Apply: All applicants can submit their application via the respective programme webpage. The applicants can download an application template or submit their application online. Please check more details on the UNEP-CTCN programme and the UNDP programme either by clicking on the application buttons or through the web-links as below:

Questions? Should you have any further questions about the AFCIA administrated by UNEP-CTCN and UNDP, please feel free to contact:

  • UNEP-CTCN: Ms. Nadege Trocellier (Climate Technology Specialist – Africa, CIS and West Asia, CTCN, email:
  • UNDP: Mr. Chongguang (Charles) Yu (Investment Appraisal Specialist, UNDP, email: