Technical Support Unit

The NAMA Facility Board, comprising representatives of BMWK, BEIS, EFKM and the European Commission as founders and funders of the NAMA Facility, is the Facility’s central decision-making body. It takes all key decisions related to strategy, guidelines and the selection of NSPs. The Technical Support Unit (TSU) functions as the NAMA Facility Secretariat, which supports the Facility Board in all aspects related to Facility management. 

The TSU functions as a focal point for partner governments, implementing partners as well as NAMA Support Organisations and other stakeholders. It is responsible for the development of processes and documents with regard to the overall project cycle of the NAMA Facility, organising Calls for NSPs, steering the assessment of NSP Outlines and Proposals, monitoring and evaluation, reporting to Donors, lessons learnt and knowledge management and communication.

Certain processes such as the evaluation of the NAMA Facility and individual NSPs and assessments in the NSP selection process are conducted by independent assessors who directly report to the NAMA Facility Board to ensure impartiality and avoid potential conflict of interests.

The TSU can be contacted via e-mail contact(at)

The TSU’s postal address is:

NAMA Facility
Technical Support Unit
Koethener Straße 2–3
D-10963 Berlin, Germany

The role of GIZ and KfW in the NAMA Facility

As trustees of the German government, GIZ and KfW have been commissioned to implement the NAMA Facility. As of the 4th Call, GIZ is the designated NAMA Facility Grant Agent (NFGA) and takes over all functions that have been previously split between GIZ and KfW. This mandate includes managing the NAMA Facility funding and staffing the TSU. KfW and GIZ may also act as Applicants of NSP Outlines or implement NSPs, just as all other entities, which fulfill the respective eligibility criteria.

The NFGA will contract qualified organisations and channel the funds for the NSP’s Detailed Preparation Phase and its implementation of a NAMA Support Project selected by the Board. This is necessary in order to safeguard the underlying contractual arrangements of the NAMA Facility and meet the donors’ requirements.