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21 Feb 2018 to 22 Jun 2018

Course: Formulating proposals for low carbon climate resilient development: designing green climate fund projects (ICREP2018)

Research Event
NL Netherlands

The aim of the course is to develop participants’ skills in preparing proposals for low carbon climate resilient development in areas such as clean energy access, energy efficiency and adaptation to climate change so that they can mobilise climate finance, particularly from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and catalyse the deployment of climate change solutions in developing countries.

Target group:

Participants from backgrounds related to energy, environment and climate change will be admitted, such as: staff from National Designated Authorities (NDAs), staff from Accredited Entities or those seeking accreditation, entrepreneurs, consultants, project developers, government officials, policy advisors, and staff of utility companies and (I)NGOs.

Course objectives:

After completion of the course, participants will have gained knowledge and experience related to:

  • Current international policy concerning climate change and clean energy
  • Funding options for low carbon climate resilient development (e.g. clean energy access, adaptation options, technologies for and promoting of energy efficiency)
  • Identifying project opportunities for low carbon climate resilient development
  • Assessing sustainable development impacts
  • Developing implementation strategies
  • Writing bankable and fundable proposals


he course is divided into two parts. Part 1 is an online course of eight modules spread over 16 weeks in which participants, in their own time, undertake reading assignments, watch videos, listen to presentations and complete questions and written assignments. A webinar is held every two weeks to introduce a module and give feedback on the previous module. The assignments include developing a draft concept note for a Green Climate Fund proposal ready for feedback during the residential course. It is estimated that to complete the material participants will need 8 hours per week. All modules of Part 1 must be successfully completed before the start of Part 2 – the two week residential course. Part 2 consists of lectures, including guest lectures from leading specialists, presentations, case studies, discussions, and a site visit. During the course participants work, individually or in pairs, on their draft concept note which will be presented and discussed with feedback on possible areas for improvement.


  1. University of Twente, the Netherlands
  3. E Co.