The five-year global GEF project titled, “Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility,” led by Mirova in collaboration with the Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and other partners will support the Technical Assistance Facility to provide project preparedness and technical assistance services to build a strong portfolio of transformative projects for the UNCCD Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (LDNF). With $2 million in GEF Financing and $4.9 million in cofinancing, the project will support projects seeking investment from the LDN Fund. The TAF will provide the necessary level of support due to the highly complex nature of the sector and will ensure a solid continuum knowledge management approach through process and tools for pre-selection of projects, technical assistance services to projects and for permanent adaptation management of the TAF itself. This will be achieved through the following components: 1) Improving technical and operational processes, advising on agronomy, forestry, sustainable land management services and enhancing financial structures of LDN-eligible projects for improved agricultural practices and raise land productivity, profitability, and/or sustainability; and, 2) Knowledge management and effective project Monitoring and Evaluation.
Focal area: Land Degradation
Project status: Implementation
GEF Project ID: 9900
Implementing Agency: WWF-US
Executing Agency and partners: IDH
GEF Project Grant: US$ 2,050,000
Co-financing total: US$ 4,900,000
GEF Agency Fee: US$ 184,500
Project Website: https://www.idhsustainabletrade.com/landscapes/ldn-taf/
|Agreement/Consultancy Summary||Consultant/ Recipient||Amount||Start/End Date||Deliverables|
|World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF) policies and procedures for all GEF financed full-sized projects require a midterm evaluation (MTE) and are highly recommended for innovative medium-sized projects. This consultancy is for conducting the MTE for the project: Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility.||Chaudhry Inayatullah of Sultana Research & Development Pty. Ltd.||28,000 USD||05/17/2021 to 8/18/2022||
|This grant is for the execution of the project: Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility by Stichting IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative.||Stichting IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative||2,000,000 USD||1/15/2019 to 4/30/2024||
|This is a consultancy for a lead consultant to lead project design and the development of the WWF GEF Project Document for the “Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Technical Assistance Facility” project, working closely with Mirova/IDH, UNCCD, donors and other partners and a technical team from WWF Conservation Finance and WWF
GEF Agency. The consultant will be responsible for developing a comprehensive project design based on WWF and GEF standards and ensuring that recommendations from GEF Secretariat review of the PIF are fully addressed.
|Dr. Grant Ballard Tremeer and team at ECO||51,244 USD||3/5/2018 to 8/31/2018||
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