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Blending with Design and Preparation-stage Grants (Europe/East Coast)
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Convergence offers members a range of blended finance learning and capacity building programs. These programs help members: i) understand the potential of blended finance to support in achieving the SDGs and surface credible investment opportunities in developing countries, ii) build the case internally for blended finance based on the financial and development impact of blended finance to-date, iii) develop a blended finance strategy and approach, and iv) develop the capacity to participate effectively in blended finance transactions, from due diligence to monitoring.

Bespoke blended finance trainings and knowledge exchanges are also available for organizations to increase their knowledge of blended finance. Sessions are catered to organization needs and interests and include participation from industry experts and other Convergence members. Past sessions took place at AfDB & OECD.

To arrange for a bespoke knowledge exchange for your organization, email Aakif Merchant at [email protected].


To ensure our members continue learning, Convergence is launching a series of interactive virtual training seminars dedicated to the most common blended finance instruments. The series consists of four 2.5-hour (150 minutes) interactive seminars on the following topics:

  1. Blending with Guarantees (May 19th & 21st 2020)

  2. Blending with Technical Assistance (June 9th & 11th 2020)

  3. Blending with Design & Preparation-stage Grants (July 28th & 30th 2020)

  4. Blending with Concessional and First-Loss Capital (summer 2020)

This series is designed to offer members and partners a deeper understanding of the use of each blended finance instrument to mobilize capital for inclusive and sustainable development. We will also be announcing a seminar series on blended finance in specific sectors soon. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

Registration for the third seminar “Blending with Design & Preparation-stage Grants” is now open. To cater to our members in different time zones, the seminar is scheduled at two different times:

How It Works

A range of learning and capacity building programs are available to members, including:

  • Bespoke knowledge exchange for member and staff, structured around specific requirements and interests.
  • Early access and/or preferential rates for blended finance Executive Education programs at partner Universities.
  • Webinars discussion and analyzing select topics, with participation from industry experts and practitioners.
  • Coming Soon: Access to online educational modules on blended finance