GCF: Sixteenth Meeting of the Board: Videos




Opening of the meeting



Adoption of the agenda and organization of work



Adoption of the report of the fifteenth meeting of the Board



Decisions proposed and approved between the fifteenth and sixteenth meetings of the Board



Report on the activities of the Co-Chairs, including the outcomes of the Co-Chairs’ consultations



Report on the activities of the Secretariat



Reports from committees, panels and groups



Implementation of the initial strategic plan for the GCF
part 1 part 2



Work programme of the Secretariat for 2017



Matters related to guidance from the Conference of the Parties



Update on progress in addressing guidance from the Conference of the Parties



Facilitating an increase in proposals from direct access entities



Readiness and preparatory support



Progress report on the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme



Terms of reference for the independent evaluation of the Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme



Country ownership guidelines



Status of the GCF portfolio: Pipeline and approved projects



Policy matters related to the approval of funding proposals



Status of the fulfilment of conditions on relevant approved projects



Review of the initial proposal approval process



Simplified approval process



Policy matters arising from the consideration of funding proposals at the fifteenth meeting of the Board



Approval of funding proposals
part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5



Private Sector Facility: Potential approaches to mobilizing funding at scale



Status of the staffing of the Secretariat



Status of resources of the Initial Resource Mobilisation period



Competitive process for the selection of the Permanent Trustee
part 1 part 2



Policies on the formal replenishment process



Update on the GCF risk management framework



Matters related to accreditation



Status of accreditation matters



Update on matters related to accreditation framework and policy



Accreditation master agreements



Fiduciary compliance policies



Performance review of the members of the Accreditation Panel



Performance criteria and measurement procedures for Board-appointed officials



Interim work plan and interim budget of the Independent Evaluation Unit



Updated terms of reference for the Independent Redress Mechanism



Administrative matters 



Report on the execution of the administrative budget of the GCF as at 31 December 2016 and the 2016 unaudited financial statement of the GCF 



Adjusted administrative budget for 2017



Updates on the revised administrative guidelines 



Dates and venues of the following meetings of the Board



Other matters



Report of the meeting 



Close of the meeting 



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