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Central to our approach is investing in locally-led solutions, which prioritise work with national organisations. We know that by shifting power and resources to community-led projects, we can support people who know and understand their communities to deliver lasting change. Half of CIFF staff are based in countries where we have active programmes, with new offices recently having opened in Addis Ababa and Beijing.

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Priority Regions


Aside from CIFF’s primary regions of activity – Sub-Saharan Africa, India, China and Europe – we also support grantees and partners implementing programmes in other areas across the globe, including South East Asia, Central and Southern America.



CIFF’s Nairobi office has been operational since 2009, and in 2019 we opened our office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (officially signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ethiopian Government in 2018), increasing the level of localisation and on-the-ground programme development and leadership in East Africa. To date, CIFF investments span across 29 African countries with our largest investments in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Mozambique.




Building on several years of engagement with Chinese partners on climate programming, CIFF opened an office in Beijing in 2019. CIFF’s work in China focuses exclusively on climate, and the Chinese Government’s increased focus on addressing climate change has offered a real opportunity for CIFF to support impact and climate progress in the region.

CIFF’s work in China aims to support an accelerated transition towards sustainable development and a low-carbon economy. Our China portfolio spans across energy, industrial and economic transition; sustainable cities and low-carbon transport; air quality management; carbon pricing and green finance; climate and environmental governance; green development of the Belt and Road Initiative; and low-carbon and climate communications.




Since the opening of CIFF’s office in Delhi in 2007, CIFF’s investments and partnerships in India continue to expand in number and scope. CIFF’s work in Rajasthan remains central to our India programme, where CIFF has had a sustained association with the State Government.




Europe is home to a significant number of CIFF’s climate investments. Across the region, CIFF-supported climate programmes are implemented under a variety of strategies, including cross-cutting targeted communications, air quality, and strategic litigation.

Throughout Europe, the European Climate Foundation (ECF) is seeking to strengthen climate leadership at every level, from supporting local campaigns to informing EU policy making. ECF is a network of hundreds of organisations devoted to solving the climate crisis from every angle. ECF helps set the agenda, innovate and strategise on a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy.