Applications are have reopened for NGOs, Indigenous Peoples and Private Sector representatives from developing countries to be sponsored to attend the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) 2011 Partnership Forum.
CIF Partnership Forum to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, 24-25, June 2011
On behalf of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Administrative Unit, we are pleased to inform you that the 2011 Partnership Forum, originally scheduled for Tunisia in March, has been rescheduled and will held in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 24-25.
At the request of the CIF Administrative Unit (CIF AU), Stakeholder Forum is supporting the mobilisation and engagement of stakeholders for the CIF 2011 Partnership Forum, which is being hosted by the African Development Bank.
As well as supporting NGO, Indigenous Peoples and private sector representatives who serve on CIF governing bodies as ‘Active Observers’ to attend the Forum, the CIF AU also has funds available for a number of representatives from these constituencies from developing countries to attend the CIF 2011 Partnership Forum.
Stakeholder Forum is supporting the self-selection process, and working with two advisory groups made up of CIF Observers, has generated selection criteria for NGOs and Indigenous Peoples, and separate selection criteria for private sector participants available at www.stakeholderforum.org This selection criteria seeks to achieve a balance between gender, region and constituencies, and also to ensure that all participants have relevant knowledge and expertise in the CIF programme areas.
Apply for sponsorship to attend the CIF 2011 Partnership Forum by 29 April
In order to apply for sponsorship to participate in the meeting, please fill in the online form which is available at www.stakeholderforum.org The deadline for all applications is 29 April, 2011. You will be informed of the outcome of your application by 17 May, 2011.
About the CIF 2011 Partnership Forum
The annual Partnership Forum is an integral part of the design of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and provides a platform for dialogue and knowledge sharing among all CIF stakeholders, including Countries, MDBs, UN and UN agencies, Global Environment Facility, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Adaptation Fund, Bilateral Development Agencies, Civil Society, Indigenous Peoples, Private Sector Entities, and Scientific and Technical Experts. The Partnership Forum in Cape Town will be a particularly important opportunity for dialogue about the CIF, now that all CIF funds and programs are underway.
For more information
For any queries or for further information on the selection process for developing country NGO, IPs and private sector representatives to attend the CIF 2011 Partnership Forum, please contact Jack Cornforth (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nicola Williams (email@example.com). Both are available on + 44 (0) 207 580 6912. For other information on the CIF, the 2011 Partnership Forum please visit the CIF website; www.climateinvestmentfunds.org