The CIF governing structure represents a unique model for multi-stakeholder engagement. Stakeholders are invited to participate in meetings of the Trust Fund Committees and Sub-Committees as Observers in order to help promote sound an transparent decision making, efficient use of resources, and complementarily with other sources of financing.

Observers are drawn from civil society organizations (CSOs), the private sector, and indigenous peoples’ groups. Representatives from organizations such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) are also invited to observe meetings. Additionally, any Member of any SCF Sub-Committee who is not a Member of the SCF Trust Fund Committee is invited to observe SCF Trust Fund Committee meetings.

To promote the participation of Observers in the Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee meetings and catalyze their engagement in the CIF process, CIF has developed Guidelines for Inviting Representatives of Civil Society to Observe Meetings of the CIF Trust Fund Committees.


Meet your Observers:

Civil Society Observers 2015-2016

Private Sector Observers 2015-2016

Indigenous Peoples Observers 2015-2016

Previous Observers 2012-2014

Observers Selection Process and Criteria

Observer Representation

Roles and Responsibilities

Terms for Observers

Access to CIF meeting documents and comments sections

Observers can submit position comments and/or responses to CIF meetings and meeting documents. To access the documents and comments section please click on a provided link of appropriate Trust Fund Committee or Sub-Committee:

CTF Joint CTF/SCF PPCR       
SCF          FIP SREP