NEWS: Upcoming webinar on the latest information on climate finance flows in Southern Africa
The Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) is hosting a webinar on the latest information on climate finance flows in Southern Africa, revealing trends and observations relevant to institutions and governments seeking to access climate finance.
Date: 06 August 2020
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (SAST)
Duration: 2 Hours
Join the SACFP for a presentation of the latest information on climate finance flows into Southern Africa, revealing trends and observations relevant to institutions and governments seeking to access climate finance. This will be followed by a brief presentation of research undertaken by the Southern African Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) to determine the capacity needs of institutions seeking to access and implement finance from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion that will include several esteemed panelists (listed below). The dialogue will explore institutional capacity needs and the emerging skillsets required by practitioners to access and implement these novel resources successfully, along with the opportunities for addressing these needs in practice.
The webinar will include an opportunity for a question and answer session, ensuring participants leave with a stronger understanding of how to approach capacity enhancement to achieve better access to climate finance.
This webinar is the first in a series of upcoming events convened by the SACFP. These events aim to improve participants’ understanding of how to access climate finance to unlock projects that address national climate change priorities and provide bankable investment opportunities.
Director of Operations at the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF)
Deputy Director for Adaptation at the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Head of Climate Finance at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
Senior Trust Fund & Procurement Expert and Lead on the African Climate Change Fund at the African Development Bank (AfDB)
President of the Consortium of African Funds for the Environment (CAFE)
Principle Investigator leading the applied research component of SACFP III. Co-founder and Executive Director of the African Centre for a Green Economy (AfriCGE) and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (UCT)
About the Southern African Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP)
The Southern African Climate Finance Partnership (SACFP) is a multi-country, knowledge sharing and capacity enhancement platform facilitated by SouthSouthNorth since 2016. The programme has enabled the formation and growth of a climate finance community of practice, including key public and private sector institutions in several southern African countries. The core focus of the SACFP is improved access to and implementation of catalytic sources of climate finance, from the likes of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), to attract and enhance investments that address national climate change priorities. Phase III of the SACFP (2020-2023) is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Photo: Participants at a learning event run by the SACFP in Namibia, 2018. Credit: SouthSouthNorth