Project profile — Nature-based Climate Solutions Knowledge & Capacity Initiative


IISD - International Institute for Sustainable Development (21039)
2022-02-03 - 2025-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (25.00%)
• America, regional (28.00%)
• Middle East, regional (10.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Oceania, regional (2.00%)
• Europe, regional (10.00%)


• Bio-diversity:
Bio-diversity (41030) (15.00%)
Environmental education/training (41081) (85.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (significant objective)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports women and men in developing countries as beneficiaries of climate-resilient and nature-positive development, by strengthening of knowledge and capacity of Southern and Northern civil society and Indigenous peoples organizations to design and implement gender-responsive, nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation projects in the world’s most vulnerable regions. These regions include Sub-Saharan Africa, small island developing states, and least developed countries. The project provides training in nature-based climate solutions project design, implementation, and management through online courses and other knowledge sharing and networking platforms. It will directly benefit an estimated five hundred users of the project website, 300 users of the online course from 25 countries (50% of which are in the global south), and 300 participants at in-person, hybrid or virtual networking/conferences.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved policy, practice, financing, and socially-inclusive governance of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation in developing countries; (2) enhanced capacity of civil society and other organizations to design and deliver nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation that advance gender equality and women's rights in developing countries; and (3) increased integration of biodiversity benefits in the design and delivery of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation. These outcomes contribute to the ultimate outcome of enhanced climate resilience of the poorest and most vulnerable through nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation projects that advance gender equality, which is socially inclusive and provide biodiversity benefits.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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