The Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG) of the AFDB’s climate finance division is responsible for identifying, designing, and implementing environmental and mitigation programmes and projects. One of these projects has been to develop the Adaption Benefit Mechanism (ABM), which is a mechanism for mobilising new public and private sector finance for African climate change adaptation projects. This is achieved by providing certificates for the adaptation benefits of projects, which guarantees the credibility of adaptation activities and increases the project’s attractiveness to potential investors.

The ABM is using a roster of experts to provide support on ABM methodology panels. OneWorld was contracted by the AfDB to assist in processing experts’ applications to join the roster. OneWorld was responsible for screening applications and recommending qualified experts to join the roster, developing a database of experts according to their area of expertise, and processing contracts for the experts. Once experts were contracted, OneWorld was responsible for liaising with them to confirm availability and hours worked, and processing their payments from the ABM.

Project Data


African Development Bank (AfDB)




December 2020 - February 2023
Analysis of Tanzania’s Climate, Energy and Environment Landscape
Crashing waves on Namibia coastlineStrengthening Ocean Governance in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem: Development of standards and guidelines for waste management and discharge of plastics