Transformative Actions Program (TAP)
We help to transform local infrastructure concepts into mature, robust and bankable projects ready for financing and implementation.
The 2022 TAP call is open until 15 December.
Feature – tap latin america pitch event
Focusing on the Latin America and Caribbean region, this pitch event will present successful financing opportunities, give tips and tricks of project pitching, and enable the space for eight selected projects in the TAP pipeline to test their pitch in front of a panel of representatives from renowned funding institutions.
28 May, 16:00 CEST | 10:00 EST
What is the tap?
A global initiative to support local and regional governments transform their net-zero emission and resilient development infrastructure concepts into mature, robust and bankable projects ready for financing and implementation.
How does it work?
We mobilize projects through annual calls. Those that show high transformative potential get increased visibility to potential investors, and are connected to project preparation facilities and financial partners.
Just three steps
Using the example of Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, this knowledge product gives practical tips on successful fundraising and project pitching.
Who is behind the TAP?
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability leads the initiative supported by a multitude of partners specialized in climate finance and investments.
Why partner with us
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
The prospects of Makindye Municipality in Uganda to access climate funding for its Rail project were boasted after the project was showcased at the Darling Cities Event 2020.
Makindye Ssabagabo was elevated to a municipality in 2016, raising the community's expectations who anticipated immediate quality services. We identified the critical projects but were resource-constrained. Through TAP, we have fine-tuned key project concepts and interacted with potential funders.
Listening to the pitches [of local governments’ climate projects] has been very insightful for us, as we focus on early-stage project preparation. On the one hand, we got insights into a number of projects presented by very different actors with their own points of view on project preparation. On the other hand, we got a better understanding of the difficulties these diverse actors encounter, which we can take into account when developing trainings or providing support to municipalities.
The exposure and feedback we received from the financial experts were very constructive in helping us to develop our project proposal even further.
We learned a lot about challenges on the ground and discussed ways to improve the overall planning process. A key factor is early-stage community engagement and the usage and implementation of social and environmental safeguards.
As a project developer and manager in the city of Bukavu (DR.Congo), one thing I could not realize is that I was having limited knowledge about the needs and requirements of funders.