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35th Meetings of the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Rwanda has been selected to host the 35th Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board in March 2023. The decision was announced at the recent 33rd GCF Board Meeting in South Korea. The meeting of the GCF Board in Kigali will take place from 13-16 March 2023.

The Green Climate Fund is the world’s largest climate fund, mandated to support developing countries to raise and realise their climate action plans towards low-emission, climate-resilient development.

More than 300 people including the observers from civil society, the private sector, Nationally Designated Authorities and Accredited Entities to the GCF as well as board members are expected to attend the meeting in Rwanda. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness first-hand the country’s efforts to address climate change, including through projects funded by Green Climate Fund.

Rwanda has a strong partnership with the Green Climate Fund and was the first country to have a government institution, the Ministry of Environment, accredited to directly access climate finance through the fund.

Rwanda is partnering with the Green Climate Fund on a number of climate investments. In 2019, the Government of Rwanda secured USD 32 million from the GCF to strengthen the resilience of rural communities in Gicumbi District in the Northern Province.

In 2021, Rwanda signed a funding agreement with GCF and IUCN to transform the Eastern Province through climate adaptation, with a GCF contribution of USD 33.7 million and an additional USD 15.8 million in co-financing from the Government of Rwanda and project partners.

The board of the Green Climate Fund typically holds three meetings each year. The board is charged with the governance and oversight of the Fund’s management. It was established by 194 sovereign governments party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The board is independent and guided by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention.

Learn more about the Green Climate Fund at the website below


07th -14th July


Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda