Leveraging Finance for Impact & Climate Resilience: A Deep Dive into Eastern and Southern Africa
23 November 2018
A lack of adequate capital is a major constraint for smallholder farmers and small and medium size agricultural enterprises. IFAD recognizes the vast potential of rural and agricultural finance and is increasingly using new instruments such as impact funds to promote sustainable and resilient livelihoods. Increasingly these finance interventions also aim at improving climate resilience and other impact themes such as environment, social and governance.
This event will take a deep dive, with experts and practitioners from Eastern and Southern Africa into the following issues:
- How are financial service providers dealing with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in practice?
- What are the real-life, difficult situations that practitioners are faced with?
- How can you build climate resilience through rural and agricultural finance operations?
- What kinds of tools and approaches are available for this?
IFAD HQ, Rome, Italy
Responsible Finance for Smallholder Agriculture (ReFiSA) project; Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture (PICSA) for Finance; Small and Medium Agribusiness Development Fund (SMADF)
Join us in a frank discussion with experts from Enclude, who will be presenting the first results of the Responsible Finance for Smallholder Agriculture (ReFiSA) project, and from the University of Reading, presenting their work on developing a new climate analysis tool for financial service providers (PICSA for finance).
We will also have expert insights from Pearl Capital Partners on the Yield Uganda Fund in terms of evaluating impact and integrating Environmental, Social and Governance considerations into their investment management practices. To bring it all together, we will have a panel discussion featuring experts and practitioners from the region.
Finance & Climate Clinic (14.00-15.30)
Any specific questions on your project? Book a 30-minute time slot with a finance & climate expert and get their advice. You don't have to be in HQ for an appointment. Connect via Skype. Book your individual meeting now.