A National Designated Authority (NDA) is a country’s focal agency or point of contact with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and stakeholders. In Belize, Dr. Osmond Martinez, Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Economic Development (MED), was appointed by the Cabinet to act as the NDA in 2015.
The NDA plays a crucial role in facilitating, supporting and creating an enabling environment for GCF processes within the country. The main functions of the NDA include:
The Belize National Climate Change Committee (BNCCC), as the main existing inter-ministerial coordinating mechanism with climate change-relevant mandate in Belize, is recommended to serve as a GCF steering committee supporting the NDA in its functions.