News on the Trust Fund for Development (TFD)

12 April 2017

The 6th Steering Committee approved the project “Promotion of social and economic opportunities for women and youth in Zerafshan Valley of Tajikistan” ($1,500,000 in 2017-2019) and the project proposals with TFD funding:

· “Climate Change Education and Awareness Project – Climate Box” ($469,800)

· “Regulatory Framework to Promote Energy Efficiency in Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)” ($1,500,000)

· “Enhancing access to climate finance in the ECIS region” ($750,000)

· “Adapting to drought: Strengthening sustainable water planning and management in Santiago de Cuba, for greater resilience and adaptation to climate change” ($1,000,000)

· “Addressing climate change impact through enhanced capacity for wildfires management in Armenia” ($1,000,000)

· “Facilitating Climate Resilience in Tajikistan” ($1,000,000)

· “Support towards Implementing Zimbabwe’s Nationally Determined Contributions” ($1,000,000)

23 December 2016

The Russian Federation and UNDP established the Climate Change Window in the Russia-UNDP Trust Fund for Development and Russian Government contributed US$ 10 mln to its implementation.

25 November 2016

The 5th Steering Committee meeting approved the Concept of the TFD Climate Change Window (CCW), the TFD’s communication and visibility strategy and the TFD Annual Work Plan for 2017.

7 November 2016

On 21 October, 2016 the regional project document “Knowledge Management and Capacity Building in Russia-UNDP Partnership, Phase I was signed by Olivier Adam, Deputy Regional Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS, and Richard Dictus, UNV Executive Coordinator.

The new project focusing on expertise and knowledge transfer from Russia has started, its main goal is to achieve sustainable, scalable development impact in UNDP programme countries primarily in the CIS region through the programmatic promotion of several mechanisms of Russian expertize transfer.

The first Project Board meeting was held on 21 October 2016 and the pilot phase will finalized in June 2018.

The project Knowledge Management and Capacity Building in Russia-UNDP Partnership, Phase Iwas presented by Natalia Voronkova, the Project Manager, at the Regional Conference “Towards a Common Vision for Agenda 2030 in Central Asia” on 2–4 November in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dmitry Maksimychev, the Russian MFA Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations, reported about successful implementation of Russia-UNDP Partnership and shared his vision concerning Russia’s role as a donor in international development assistance.

The Conference brought together national (from five countries of Central Asia) and international partners: representatives of national authorities responsible for different sectors, SDG focal points within government and UNDP Country Offices, policy makers and technical experts in SDGs and Central Asia, educators from governments and NGOs, UN regional organizations and UN agencies, GiZ, IFAS involved in the implementation of Agenda 2030.

The Steering Committee members approved:

  •  The project “Knowledge Management and Capacity Building in Russia-UNDP Partnership. Phase I” ($ 500,000 TFD funding and $ 100,000 UNV co-funding).
  • The project proposal “Strengthening capacities for sustainable development finance in the CIS region” with possible TFВ funding up to $ 1,200,000.

UNDP continued discussion with the Russian ministries about the establishment of the Climate Change Window of the Russia-UNDP Trust Fund for Development to accommodate Government’s decision to provide $10 million to UNDP for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.

31 March 2016

On 31 March 2016 the 3rd Steering Committee of the Russia-UNDP Trust Fund for Development approved the projects:

  • Integrated Osh Area-based Development”, Kyrgyzstan (USD 3,500,000 in 2016-2019).
  • Integrated Rural Tourism Development”, Armenia (USD 3,000,000 in 2016-2019).
  • Supporting Agriculture and Rural Development in Serbia” (USD 1,500,000 2016-2019).
  • Promotion of employment and self-employment of the population in small and medium-sized towns in the Republic of Belarus” (USD 1,000,000 in 2016-2019).
  • Strengthening preparedness and response capacity”, Tajikistan (USD 1,500,000 in 2016-2018).

Also the Steering Committee reviewed and conditionally approved the project proposal “Promotion of social and economic opportunities for women and youth in Zeravshan Valley of Tajikistan” with possible TFD funding up to $1,500,000 and UNDP funding up to $200,000.

22 July 2015

1.      The 1st Steering Committee meeting took place on 22 July 2015.

2.      Rules of Operations were approved.

3.      Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were invited to submit project proposals for TFD funding in response to the Call for Proposals.

4.      The 2nd Steering Committee meeting was organized on 2 December 2015.

5.      The first project “Disaster Resilience for Pacific SIDS” with total TFD funding ($ 7.5 mln) was approved.

6.      Five project proposals were approved for further development.

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