Convergence provides grant funding for practitioners to design innovative blended finance instruments. One of Convergence’s inaugural design funding grants was provided to the Rainforest Alliance to explore an investment and risk sharing facility for local financial institutions in Ghana to lend to smallholder cocoa farmers and their organizations for climate smart agriculture investments. It is anticipated that a guarantee mechanism will incentivize local financial institutions to lend using their own capital as well as support co-investment from private and public sectors. The Rainforest Alliance are working closely with Rabobank Investment Advisory Services throughout the design activities. This session will provide an overview of design activities and emerging learnings to-date, and will be an opportunity for the Rainforest Alliance and Rabobank Investment Advisory Services to solicit input and guidance from conference participants on the emerging facility design.
Coordinated by Convergence, The Rainforest Alliance, and Rabobank Investment Advisory Services
Day 2: 08 November 2016 11:15 - 13:00
Studio 313 & 315Session organisers