Recommendations and a practical agenda for deploying blended finance to scale investments and developmental impact in food and agriculture.
About this Event
In January 2021, the Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN) and Convergence co-published a paper outlining practical steps and recommendations for deploying blended finance to achieve scale both in financial mobilization and in development impact in food and agriculture.
On May 6th, SAFIN and Convergence will discuss recommendations from the paper and a practical agenda for action with a panel of donors, private investors and financial service providers.
The event will take place on May 6 from 9:00 - 10:00AM EDT.
About the hosts
Convergence is the global network for blended finance, generating data, intelligence, and deal flow to increase private sector investment in developing countries. Convergence’s Design Funding program supports the design and launch of new blended finance solutions that aim to catalyze private investment in development countries toward the Sustainable Development Goals. The Asia Natural Capital Design Funding Window provides funding for the design and launch of blended finance solutions focused on natural capital in Asia.
Convergence accepts applications on a rolling basis, and the next deadline for the window is June 3, 2021. Click here for more details.
Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN) is an inclusive partnership of actors operating in different parts of the ecosystem for agri-food and rural small and medium enterprise (SME) investment, with a focus on access to finance and complementary services. The network is currently facilitated by a team housed within the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). It comprises about 50 institutions from the private, public and philanthropic sectors, including governments, different types of finance providers and financial intermediaries, development banks, and farmers' organizations.