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Design Funding Window Launch: Gender-Responsive Climate Finance

02 Dec 21 -

We invite you to join us virtually for the launch of Convergence's new Gender-Responsive Climate Finance Design Funding Window

The new CAD 5 million Gender-Responsive Climate Finance Design Funding Window will award early-stage grant funding for the design and launch of innovative blended finance vehicles focused on the nexus of climate change and gender equality in emerging markets worldwide. This Window is funded by the Government of Canada.

Register for the webinar today to:

  • Gain insights on how blended finance can help address the gendered impacts of climate change
  • Get your Design Funding questions answered
  • Gain insights into how to apply and our decision-making process


Opening Remarks – 9:30-9:35am ET

Introduction to Convergence & Blended Finance – 9:35-9:40am ET

Launch of the Gender-Responsive Climate Finance Window – 9:40-9:45am ET

Blended Finance and the Climate-Gender Nexus – 9:45-9:50am ET

Panel Discussion – 9:50-10:25am ET Panelists:

  • Cam Do, Executive Director, Global Affairs Canada
  • Rachna Saxena, Partner, Dalberg Advisors (Convergence Board Member)
  • Kaylene Alvarez, Co-Founder, BIDUK Indonesia; Founder & CEO, Athena Global Alliance (Convergence Funding Committee Member)
  • Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence (Moderator)

Panel Q&A – 10:25-10:35am ET

Design Funding 101: How to Apply – 10:35-10:45am ET

Q&A and Closing – 10:45-11:00am ET

Convergence is currently accepting applications for this Window on a rolling basis until January 28, 2022. Visit our Design Funding page to apply and see our other open windows.