This session will build on session WG 3. Contrary to blending for energy or infrastructure, in blending4ag there is a considerable “last mile” challenge. In fact, the main constraint in blending4ag may well lie in the design and implementation of a sustainable and effective “last mile”, rather than in the availability of international blending4ag facilities. Local agencies with in-depth knowledge of the terrain can, in principle, do much to design such “last mile” solutions – but are they ready for this in practice? In designing innovative approaches, what lessons can national agencies learn from the international experience in blended finance? Are there perhaps ways to link national and international schemes together, for example to be better able to lend in local currency? If national and international agencies are to collaborate in blended schemes, where do the comparative advantages lie? Given the complexities of blended finance, can local agencies be relied on to structure agricultural lending schemes, with international agencies acting as re-financiers and re-insurers? The session will discuss these issues, and formulate how national agencies can best move forward.
Setting the stage: Dr. Bassary Toure, Vice President, Banque Ouest-Africaine de Développement (BOAD)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charity L. Dhliwayo, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
Coordinated by AFRACA.
Day 2: 08 November 2016 09:00 - 10:45
Hall 300Session organisers