Implementing the Kingdom of Lesotho’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness project

Strengthening Lesotho’s national designated authority and developing strategic frameworks


This project is funded through the Green Climate Fund’s Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme which is designed to support countries’ engagement with the GCF, including building a pipeline of climate change projects and enhance country ownership. The Government of Lesotho seeks support to establish appropriate institutional frameworks that will enable the country to benefit from the available GCF direct access financing window. This support will strengthen the ability of the country to participate in different mechanisms directed to facilitate mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change and to fulfill its country’s obligations and commitments to the UNFCCC.

OneWorld is coordinating and implementing this readiness project and will provide support to the Government of Lesotho through: 

  • undertaking climate finance baseline analysis, stakeholder engagement and capacity building and awareness raising targeting key stakeholders in country’s climate finance landscape;
  • developing country programme and Action Plan to identify and prioritise pipeline of climate change projects and programmes for GCF funding;
  • and outline Concept Notes for some of the identified projects.

Project Data

Client: Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Project duration: Jan 2021 – December 2022

Region: Lesotho

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