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National Designated Authorities partnership platform

Smallholder farmers who play a vital role in contributing to food security, nutrition and economic growth in Africa often struggle to cope with the effects of climate change. To address these issues, Governments may mobilize climate finance from international partners to foster local resilience, but this resource mobilization process generally requires a series of complex actions both at the country level and through the external organizations involved.

To respond to these challenges, IFAD and partners have established the NDA Partnership platform to promote policy dialogue, climate finance programming and capacity building for governmental officials acting as focal points for climate and environmental funds, namely the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Adaptation Fund (AF).

Through this platform, IFAD convenes regular workshops with the National Designated Authorities (NDAs)/Operational Focal Points (OFPs) for these funds along with other development partners to strengthen the agenda for environmental and climate finance with focus on smallholder agriculture.

This initiative is sponsored by IFAD's Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP).