Nigeria-UK PACT

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What is Nigeria-UK PACT?

UK PACT is partnering with Nigeria to support the implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and deliver ambitious action on climate mitigation. Applications for the Expression of Interest stage closed on 02 November 2021.

The programme will award up to £3.75 million to projects that use technical assistance to improve key capabilities, helping Nigeria to accelerate its low-carbon transition and maximise emissions reductions.

Gender, Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) considerations form an integral part of the Nigeria-UK PACT Programme. They work to increase opportunities for women, promote equality for marginalised groups, and reduce discrimination as a co-benefit of its climate mitigation projects.

The UK Government is working with ICF Consulting to deliver the Nigeria-UK PACT programme as part of the UK’s International Climate Finance portfolio.

Current applications

If you've already made an application or are a current grantee, you can access your existing project through the portal.

What are the focus areas?

The focus areas of Nigeria-UK PACT have been selected to complement the mitigation targets of Nigeria’s recent NDC and fund projects that will have a significant impact on high-priority sectors for Nigeria's low-carbon transition. Nigeria-UK PACT is supporting projects that propose innovative ways to accelerate energy efficiency and encourage nature-based solutions.

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Accelerating energy efficiency

As Nigeria becomes more prosperous and its population grows, more housing and home products will be needed. Projects responding to this focus area will help enable the financing and adoption of healthier, more energy efficient and sustainable buildings and appliances by boosting knowledge, awareness and expertise amongst key stakeholders at national and sub-national level.

Accelerating energy efficiency (.pdf)

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Nature-based solutions

This is another priority area in Nigeria’s NDC, with agriculture, forestry and land-use accounting for about 25% of total emissions. Projects in this area will help accelerate the adoption of sustainable land management practices that have a climate mitigation impact.


Nature-based solutions (.pdf)

Nigeria-UK PACT 2021 funding round

Applications for this funding window have now closed. Please register your interest to hear about upcoming opportunities.

Nigeria-UK PACT is supporting innovative ideas that address specific low-carbon mitigation challenges, show measurable results, promote social inclusion, and inspire future actions to increase climate ambition at scale while supporting countries to rebuild their economies after COVID-19.

Applications were open to international and local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations, research institutes and private sector companies. Each project has the potential to be awarded up to £1 million per annum and will receive funding for at least 12 months.

Examples of activities we expect to fund include: enhancing skills in key institutions by providing training; the recommendation of new policies or tools to accelerate emission reductions; creating knowledge and communication products (e.g. research papers); and strengthening networks of key actors to drive climate action.

UK PACT's demand-led approach welcomes projects that foster strong relationships with key stakeholders in high impact climate mitigation sectors. The programme is responding to Nigeria’s recent Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) as well as looking at areas in which ambition can be increased and demand generated in future NDCs.

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Nigeria-UK PACT: Virtual event

Nigeria-UK PACT applicant information event

Watch our event to learn more about Nigeria-UK PACT, the relevant thematic areas, the grant application process and key dates.

This event was not mandatory in order to apply to the fund, however it offered an opportunity to ask questions directly to the team administering the funding

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Register your interest

Applications for this funding window have now closed. Please register your interest to hear about upcoming opportunities.