The Crimson has been awarded the EBRD-GCF Gender Action Plan for Serbia contract. Funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), under this contract Crimson will design, implement, manage and lead gender mainstreaming activities into the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) Serbia Leasing Programme. GEFF Serbia Leasing is a 40 million Euro on-lending facility, designed to support small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. GEFF Serbia Leasing is being launched as part of the GCF-GEFF Regional Framework, now active in ten countries.
Activities of the Gender Action Plan for Serbia contract include:
developing a baseline assessment to increase the evidence-base and support the development, marketing/promotion/dissemination and, ultimately, uptake of climate finance; outreach activities and financial literacy capacity building assistance for both Partner Financial Institutions and SMEs; and a national workshop to multi-stakeholder groups.