Technical Assistance

ABOUT THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FACILITY

The GGF Technical Assistance Facility supports the fund’s mission and strategic direction by providing targeted technical assistance to partners and building the green finance ecosystem where the fund operates.

The Facility operates hand-in-hand with the fund, complementing its investments and enhancing their impact through the following activities:

  • Capacity building and training for partners and key sector players
  • Validating and monitoring energy savings, CO2 emission reductions, and other environmental impacts related to water, waste, and material use
  • Increasing awareness and uptake of energy and resource efficiency and renewable energy solutions in the financial sector and among the public
  • Strategic advice to the fund through research and analysis
  • Help building the ecosystem for financing energy and resource efficiency measures and renewable energy projects by developing markets

 

CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING

The GGF Technical Assistance Facility supports a wide array of capacity building and training initiatives with its partners and key stakeholders. This includes assisting:

  • Financial institutions in developing their green lending operations on a sustainable basis by creating suitable lending products and procedures with corresponding marketing strategies
  • Renewable energy project developers in filling capacity gaps, including establishing environmental and social (E&S) action and monitoring plans, E&S studies, or impact assessments
  • Other types of investees in finalizing project documentation, improving their internal E&S processes, and greening their business practices
  • Partners in engaging with relevant training programs – including those offered by the GGF Green Academy – sector events, workshops, and exchanges

 

VALIDATING AND MONITORING ENERGY SAVINGS AND CO₂ EMISSION REDUCTIONS

The GGF collects detailed impact data on individual projects across its entire portfolio. This involves a broad diversity of end-clients and many partner institutions, markets, and operating languages. The endeavor is facilitated by a dedicated online reporting tool for environmental impacts, eSave, provided to partner institutions. The GGF’s advisor, Finance in Motion, with the support of its technical advisor, MACS Energy & Water GmbH, ensures that eSave is customized to the requirements of GGF partner institutions and that staff is fully trained to draw the maximum benefit from it.

For more complex energy/resource efficiency and renewable energy investments whose impact cannot be easily verified by eSave, the Technical Assistance Facility conducts dedicated impact assessments via expert consultants to confirm eligibility and the environmental benefits achieved.  

 

INCREASING AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE OF GREEN INVESTMENTS

As they are still realizing their full potential, the markets for resource efficiency, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in the GGF’s regions of operation can benefit from increased awareness and knowledge of the advantages of such investments.

The GGF Technical Assistance Facility works with partners and local organizations to promote the benefits of energy and resource efficiency measures and of using sustainable energy sources – for example by conducting events or marketing campaigns. In collaboration with its partners, the Technical Assistance Facility also develops educational material aimed at building market awareness and promoting green investments.

PROJECT CYCLE OF GGF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FACILITY

To carry out its activities, the Facility receives contributions from international development institutions and other donors, and, at the discretion of the GGF Board of Directors, a share of GGF’s income.

For publications related to the Facility, please click here.

 

PROJECTS IN FOCUS

THE GREEN ACADEMY

The Green Academy provides a comprehensive array of training and capacity-building activities and serves as the GGF’s main platform for building and deepening the green finance markets in which it operates. It supports partners in enhancing their knowledge on topics related to sustainability, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, and renewable energy finance. As a pillar of the Technical Assistance Facility, the Green Academy offers support for attending trainings and conferences.

The Training Sponsorship Program – which supports partners to participate in relevant green training programs and events - is one example of a Green Academy initiative. More information can be found in the Training Sponsorship Program brochure, including the application procedure as well as a short list of exemplary events for sponsorship.

Click here for an overview of Technical Assistance Facility projects in 2019.

THE GREEN ADVISORY

In support of the GGF’s core role as a market enabler, and in line with its mission to contribute to enhancing energy and resource efficiency, the GGF Technical Assistance Facility initiated in 2019 the Green Advisory Program. The aim of the program is to render tailored expert advice, supported by a grant, to selected corporates and small and medium enterprises from the GGF's regions of operation in implementing their energy and resource efficiency projects, at the same time providing access to finance through GGF partner institutions and promoting benefits of green investments among clients.

FUNDING AND STRUCTURE

The Green for Growth Fund Technical Assistance Facility was established by the European Investment Bank together with the German development bank KfW. To accomplish its mission, the Technical Assistance Facility benefits from the contributions of institutional donors as well as a share of the fund’s income. The GGF TAF receives support from a number of sources, including the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Austrian development bank OeEB, and the European Commission.

The Technical Assistance Facility exists independently from the fund and is governed by a fiduciary agreement under Luxembourg law. Oversight is provided by the Technical Assistance Facility Committee, which represents the initiators of the fund as well as donors to the Facility. As the ultimate authority, the committee approves all activities and supervises the management of the Facility. The GGF Technical Assistance Facility is managed by Finance in Motion, which also serves as advisor to the fund.

 

DONORS TO THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FACILITY

WORK WITH THE GGF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FACILITY AS A CONSULTANT

The GGF Technical Assistance Facility works with consultants to ensure successful implementation of technical assistance programs and projects. If you are a consultant, or a company offering services in the area of energy or resource efficiency and renewable energies, and are interested in cooperating with the Technical Assistance Facility of the Green for Growth Fund, please complete this form to give us a better idea of how we could work together. Prior to completing this form, please ensure that you have read the above information about the services we provide and what we fund.

The partner institutions of the GGF and its Technical Assistance Facility carefully select consultants or trainers in a joint vetting process.

Bidders who have been invited to submit a proposal for a specific project may download the procurement documents here:

CONTACT THE GGF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FACILITY

For further information about the GGF Technical Assistance Facility:

Finance in Motion GmbH
Manager of the Technical Assistance Facility

Lachlan Cameron
Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

T +49 (0) 69 271 035 - 317
E ggf.ta@finance-in-motion.com 

 

For making a financial contribution to the GGF Technical Assistance Facility:

Finance in Motion GmbH
Manager of the Technical Assistance Facility

Lloyd Stevens
Carl-von-Noorden-Platz 5
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

T +49 (0) 69 271 035 - 113
E energy.investments@finance-in-motion.com