The NDC Investment Awards are the only international, pan-African awards that recognise and reward both public and private sector institutions who are working to innovate and break new ground to mobilize investment and private sector participation at scale, in NDC Paris-aligned climate investment commitments and projects.

The NDC Investment Awards will be presented at COP28 which will take place in Dubai on the 3rd December this year.

World governments and global development finance institutions recognize that there is no single Net Zero pathway that can be followed to address the SDGs and Paris Agreement infrastructure and energy multi-trillion Dollar financing gap for bankable green transition Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and Net Zero infrastructure projects.

The only way would be to exponentially increase the scale and speed of global institutional investor allocations that can be rapidly deployed and performed at both project and asset levels in emerging markets and developing countries.


The NDC Investment Awards are sponsored by the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB) as the headline partner. The awards recognize achievements across the main NDC project sectors and reward the governments, institutions, and individuals driving transactions and improving the investment readiness of Africa’s NDC projects requiring $3trn of investment by 2030.

The NDC Investment Awards will launch with the Africa regional Awards that will be presented at COP28 hosted in UAE and other regional awards will be hosted at future COP Summits. We will launch the 2023 Asia, Europe, North American, and GCC NDC Investment Awards at COP28.

These Awards reward the institutions and personalities driving bankable NDC transactions and those committed to reducing the climate finance and investment gap.

The NDC Investment Awards, represent a premier business development and leadership platform, showcasing innovative institutional investor-public-private partnerships (IIPP).

The following are the Criteria for selection for the best NDC Sector Initiatives of the Year:
1. Investability of plan
2. Industry engagement
3. Advocacy
4. Projects/ initiatives Criteria:
5. CO2 reduction
6. Youth & Gender Impact
7. Innovation
8. Regional impact
9. Implementation
10. Jobs created
11. Capital mobilized

The following categories will be recognised by the Best NDC Sector Initiatives of the Year Awards: