Dispatches from Executive Director Willy Kostka from Korea


Today is the third day of the Global Programming Conference at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) headquarters in Songdo, South Korea. We will be meeting with the GCF Secretariat, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), and the National Designated Authorities (NDAs), or their representatives, of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau to discuss our second GCF proposal "Preparing the Enabling Environment and Building Organizational Capacity for Implementing and Executing Agencies in Micronesia". This is another $10M project that is focused on capacity building for our national, state and local executing agencies in the three counties mentioned above. Also included in the project proposal is a small grants facility which will allow us to provide grants to our local organizations working on climate adaptation projects across our three countries. Again, I ask for your prayers and to keep your fingers crossed so we can have a fruitful discussion today in order to advance our second proposal.