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SDG Impact Finance Initiative: New Call for Design Funding Proposals

27 Feb 24 -

Tuesday February 27, 2024 · 11am–12pm EST / 5PM–6PM CET


About this event:
Following the success of the first and second calls for proposals, the SDG Impact Finance Initiative (“the Initiative”) has announced a third call for proposals targeting a new set of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under this third call for proposals, with support from Convergence, the Initiative will award grant funding for feasibility studies, proof of concept activities and expansion of existing solutions. Proposed solutions should target one or more of SDG 3 (Good Health & Well-Being), SDG 13 (Climate Action) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). Convergence supports the Initiative in the pre-selection of applications and the engagement with the applicants during the selection process.

Register for the launch today to:

  • Learn about the SDG Impact Finance Initiative
  • Get advice on how to submit a successful application
  • Get your questions answered, and more

The proposal call is accepting concept notes until March 15, 2024.

ABOUT THE SDG IMPACT FINANCE INITIATIVE
The SDG Impact Finance Initiative supports the development and scaling of innovative finance solutions that mobilize private capital and contribute to measurable results in line with the SDGs in developing countries. The initiative strengthens the impact finance ecosystem globally as a public-private partnership is funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency (SDC), the UBS Optimus Foundation, and the Grandy Duchy of Luxembourg. The initiative aims to deploy 100 million Swiss francs of catalytic funding to mobilize 1 billion Swiss francs of private capital to the SDGs by 2030.

ABOUT CONVERGENCE
Convergence is the global network for blended finance. On top of market acceleration through its Design Funding program, Convergence generates blended finance data, intelligence, and deal flow to increase private sector investment in developing countries. Convergence’s global membership includes over 200 public, private, and philanthropic investors and sponsors of transactions and funds. Convergence’s Design Funding program offers a unique market acceleration opportunity for practitioners to secure grant funding to develop and launch catalytic blended finance vehicles that aim to attract private capital to sustainable development at scale.