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13-21 July 2020


University of Ottawa, Canada



Course summary

Financing the transition to a climate-resilient and low-carbon development remains a major challenge for most developing countries. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the tools, methods and approaches to access climate finance and invest in climate mitigation and adaptation actions. It will analyse the global climate finance landscape and present options and challenges for financing the nationally determined contributions (NDC) of developing countries and economies in transition. Under the Paris Climate Accord, climate finance is expected to significantly increase in the coming years. Most developed countries remain committed to mobilising USD 100 billion per year by 2020 to support developing countries. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is one of the primary recipients of this funding commitment. Funding is also expected to continue to come from a wide variety of sources. The course is designed to help participants improve their knowledge and skills in the field of climate finance.

Course content

The course will cover the following areas:

  • Climate Concepts, Policies & Plans
  • Blended Finance
  • Climate Finance Mechanisms
  • Climate Finance Instruments
  • Gender, ESS & Climate Finance
  • GCF Project Development

Group work

Presentation of group work 

Target audience

Decision Makers, Technical Experts, Government Employees, Development Practitioners, Private Sector, NGOs & Researchers.


Course Director

The course will be delivered by Professor Kalame Fobissie, who is an Adjunct Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa and the CEO of FOKABS Inc. Professor Fobissie's experience covers more than 40 countries in the areas of climate finance, climate policy, NAP, NAPA, REDD+, NDC, AFOLU, CDM, NAMA and the UNFCCC negotiations where he represented 10 countries during the drafting of the Paris Climate Accord. 

Experts from the University of Ottawa and Global Affairs Canada will also provide inputs to the course.

Course coordinator

Vera Morbey (

Course fee

3000 Canadian Dollars (CAD)

Living costs are at the expense of the participants


English & French 


Logistical assistance will be provided to participants to book hotels. Participants will be responsible for the costs of the course, accommodations, meals and transportation to and from Ottawa.


Deadline to apply – 31st May 2020

Register for this course


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FOKABS’ mission is to advance climate-resilient and low-carbon development solutions, investments and lifestyles that protect the environment