The representative of EPIU attended the international workshop on Enhanced Direct Access of the Adaptation Fund in Costa Rica

From June 21 to 23, 2022, Acting Chief Specialist of the Department of Cooperation with Donors of “Environmental Project Implementation Unit” State Agency of the Ministry of the Environment Lia Apikyan participated in a three-day international workshop on on Enhanced Direct Access organized in Costa Rica by the Adaptation Fund in cooperation with Fundecooperación para el Desarrollo Sostenible.

The workshop provided a platform for countries to share and exchange lessons, knowledge and experiences in the programming of climate adaptation finance, and the development of adaptation projects and encourage the programming of climate finance through Direct Access. The workshop, while focusing on EDA, also offered an overview and recent updates on some of the other more recently established modalities available through Direct Access, namely innovation. The workshop also seeked to enhance understanding on the Fund’s re-accreditation process among developing countries, and discuss the common gaps and challenges identified with respect to accreditation of a second entity.

“Environmental Project Implementation Unit” State Agency, as a national entity accredited by the UN Adaptation Fund, was among 27 NIEs that shared their experience in the use of Enhanced Direct Access, development and implementation of adaptation projects.