The implementing partners to the Nigerian Green Bond Market Development Programme (the “Programme”), FMDQ Group, Climate Bonds Initiative, United Kingdom, and Financial Sector Deepening Africa, Kenya, seek to call for Expression of Interest for potential Nigerian-Based Green Bond Verifiers.
The Programme, in line with its objective to accelerate the development of the Nigerian green bond market, and its implementation workstream to develop a pipeline of Nigeria-based licensed Climate Bonds Approved Verifiers, seeks to build the capacity of potential institutions and facilitate the onboarding of eligible local green bond verifiers by the Climate Bonds Standard Board. The training sessions are to be provided free to Approved Verifiers as part of the Programme’s capacity building efforts.
Who is an Approved Verifier?
Under the Climate Bonds Standard (“Standard”) and Certification Scheme, an Approved Verifier will provide assurance on whether the proposed green bond meets the requirements of the Standard and sector based technical criteria. If the bond complies with the Standard and Criteria, the Verifier will write an assurance report to verify that the bond can be marketed to investors as a Climate Bonds Certified Bond and join the growing list of Certified Bonds.
Requirements to become an Approved Verifier
To become an Approved Verifier, the company must demonstrate that they have competence and experience in the following areas:
Kindly send an email on enquiries or to express interest to participate in this exercise to Mrs. Adaze Uzor-Kalu, Head, External Relations, FMDQ Group (firstname.lastname@example.org) copying Mr. Olumide Lala, Africa Programme Manager, Climate Bonds Initiative ( email@example.com), on or before Tuesday, February 9, 2021.