What is Accreditation?
GCF recognizes that individual organizations possess the type of specialist knowledge and experience that can be best utilized to mobilize climate finance on the ground. That is why GCF works through a wide range of Accredited Entities to channel its financial resources to climate change projects and programmes. Accredited Entities can be private, public, non-governmental, sub-national, national, regional and international. The use of Accredited Entities is set out in the GCF Governing Instrument, the central institutional guide for all of the Fund’s activities. Accredited Entities develop funding proposals to be considered by the Fund and oversee, supervise, manage and monitor their respective GCF-approved projects and programmes.
There are two types of GCF Accredited Entities, based on access modalities: Direct Access Entities and International Access Entities.
Procedure for Nomination of Direct Access Entities for Accreditation
The NDA in collaboration with the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee (IMTC) can strategically identify or consider nomination of national/sub-national institutions for accreditation to the GCF.
The section below outlines the process of obtaining a letter of nomination for accreditation from the NDA.
- Applicant writes an application letter to the Principal Secretary (PS) of the National Treasury notifying intent to apply for accreditation and requests for a letter of no objection from the NDA. The application letter must be accompanied by relevant supporting documentation.
- The Principal Secretary (PS) of the National Treasury forwards the application letter and the supporting documents to the NDA.
- The NDA reviews documents shared by the applicant and cross checks to ensure they are operational in Kenya and their activities meet the GCF level of accreditation it is applying for.
- The NDA may contact the applicant to seek clarification or request for more information. Discussions (written and verbal) may be held between the applicant and NDA.
- If the NDA concurs the proponent meets the GCF level of accreditation it is applying for and its ability to deliver, a representative of the NDA and the Principal Secretary (PS) of the National Treasury will sign the letter of no objection.
- If the NDA concludes the proponent does not meet the GCF level of accreditation it is applying for, a representative of the NDA and the Principal Secretary (PS) of the National Treasury will write and sign a letter notifying the applicant that the application has been rejected. The Letter also cites reasons why the application has been rejected.
- The NDA submits the original hard copy of the signed letter of no objection and supporting documents to the GCF Secretariat
- The NDA files copies of the original Letter of nomination and supporting documents shared by the applicant
- A soft copy of the signed letter of no objection is sent to the applicant by the NDA