Upcoming African Climate Finance Events Feature CGC

Later this month, CGC’s Sidonie Gwet will be speaking at several climate finance strategy events in Africa. In 2017, CGC designed the first African Green Bank at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. CGC is currently working in Rwanda on a similar project.

UNFCCC Technical Workshop on Needs-Based Climate Finance for East Africa

Sidonie Gwet will provide an overview of the Green Bank model at the UNFCCC Inception Workshop on Needs-based Climate Finance for East Africa, to be convened on February 19-20 in Zanzibar Tanzania, is to provide an opportunity to take stock of the state of climate finance in the region; elucidate common needs and initiate discussions around the development of an “Eastern African Climate Finance Strategy”, a pipeline of priority investment needs and how to mobilize support for such. The Needs-based Climate Finance Project was established in response to the decision of the Conference of the Parties at its twenty-third session (COP 23) requesting the UNFCCC secretariat to assist developing country Parties in assessing their needs and priorities in a country-driven manner, and in translating the climate finance needs into action.

Financing NDC Implementation in Uganda

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides technical assistance to a range of countries on different areas of nationally determined contribution (NDC) implementation. On February 25, 2020, the UNEP will sponsor a workshop on NDC implementation in Kampala, Uganda with the Development Bank of Uganda and the Uganda Ministry of Finance, featuring the application of the Green Bank model to scaling up climate investment. Sidonie Gwet will be presenting on behalf of CGC at this event.

Convergence Blended Finance Training in Nairobi

On February 26, 2020, a one-day interactive training will include presentations, lectures, group exercises, and case studies by Convergence and external experts, featuring modules on risk mitigation, institutional investor appetite for blended finance, a case study on the African Local Currency Bond, and much more. CGC’s Sidonie Gwet will provide a presentation on the Green Bank model and its application in Africa and beyond.

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