KPMG is the fund manager for the SCIP Fund, an approximately GBP 9 million DFID/Norway/Denmark-backed fund designed to build Ethiopia’s capacity to cope with climate change across the public, private and civil society sectors and to respond to the challenges of transitioning to a climate resilient green economy.
KPMG provides a full range of programme management services to SCIP. Through a flexible grants process, the programme awards funding to organisations (Ethiopian Government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector and academia) that deliver strategic projects that have a clear multiplier effect – for example by building skills for climate resilience development planning, or seizing opportunities in the green economy – and supports critical institutions charged with delivering Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy.
- Recent activities saw the transformation of the SCIP Fund’s government partner, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) into the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MEF). The SCIP Fund Manager has held a number of discussions with MEF, briefing the new Ministry about the SCIP Fund, its capacity building objectives and the projects that are being funded through the First, Second and Third Funding Windows.
- Fourth Funding Window projects, presented to the SCIP Oversight Committee (SOC) at the end of July, were submitted for reaffirmation by MEF at the end of October 2013.
- The SCIP Programme Mid Term Review (MTR) was undertaken by LTS International in late 2013.
- A Fifth and final Fund Window is being worked on currently and should be complete by mid 2014.
The contracting of the Fourth Funding Window projects has been completed and project identification and strategy development for a proposed Fifth Funding Window has commenced. Following the completion of the contracting of the Fifth Funding Window projects, the SCIP Fund will have twenty eight projects in implementation, and one project pending final government partner approval.
A number of the early funded projects are coming to conclusion. The SCIP Fund will ensure that projects results and lessons are widely shared.