Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC

Project Summary

The project will provide financial and technical support for the preparation of National Communications (NCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 14 non-Annex I Parties that have completed preparation of their current national communications. The proposed project will seek to strengthen the information base and institutional capacity of the national institutions involved in the development of national communications in order to integrate climate change priorities into development strategies and relevant sector programs. The project will ensure that countries not covered under the current National Communications umbrella project under GEF-4 , and which seek support from UNEP will have expedited access to financial resources for their National Communications. It will also ensure continuity in the strengthening of national capacities and institutional mechanisms for the preparation of National Communications by building on previous achievements and addressing gaps.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
National Governments and UNEP
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
7,210,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,281,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
721,000 USD
Total Cost 8,491,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
22 Dec 2011
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2012
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Mar 2013
Project closed