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Direct Access for Land Degradation Enabling Activities

In GEF-5, all eligible parties will have access to GEF resources, up to US$150,000 to finance activities related to alignment of National Action Programs (NAPSs) with the UNCCD 10-Year Strategy (i.e. NAP Alignment) and reporting process, as per obligations to the UNCCD.

The Expected Output are updated NAPs and national reports. To fulfill its convention obligation, the recipient country should submit the completed reports to the UNCCD, with a copy sent to the GEF Secretariat (

In this exercise, countries are encouraged to follow principles of transparency and inclusiveness of national stakeholders, including civil society.


How to apply

To request support for enabling activities in Land Degradation through the Direct Access option, countries will use the template below to submit a proposal that includes a detailed description of the activities that will be carried out as well as their expected cost.

For more information please check out our FAQ page on GEF funding under the Land Degradation Focal Area, with particular regard to enabling activities funding for UNCCD reporting and alignment of action programmes.

NB: Applications must be submitted to GEF Secretariat via email ( by the GEF Operational Focal Point.

GEF Application for direct access to the GEF trust fund for preparation of  reports to Conventions in the Land Degradation focal area - Template & Instruction