Second round of applications for the Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator.

You have until 30 April 2021 to apply for a grant from the UN pilot programme, aimed at improving resilience and adaptation to climate change in developing countries.


Launched in November 2020, the Adaptation Fund Climate Innovation Accelerator-AFCIA- is a new USD 10 million pilot small grants programme to foster innovation for adaptation in developing countries. Jointly administrated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) through the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the AFCIA offers grant funding or technical assistance (up to USD 250,000 each) in order to test, evaluate, roll out and scale up innovative adaptation practices, products and technologies.

Relevant sectors include: agriculture; coastal zone management; disaster risk reduction; food security; forests; human health; marine and fishery; rural development; urban development; and water management.

Targeting a broad range of potential recipients (governments, NGOs, community groups, young innovators…), and  25 micro-grants projects over 5 years, the AFCIA will also facilitate knowledge sharing and the exchange of best practices, strengthening opportunities of South-South and triangular cooperation among the countries.

More information on eligibility and how to apply: Call for applications