Tuesday, April 13 2021, 9am – 11:30am Eastern time (GMT -4):
This 2.5-hour (150 minutes) interactive seminar will cover:
- How blended finance is used to mobilize additional private sector financing for health and education in developing countries;
- Case studies and trend analysis on blended finance transactions in health and education; and
- Recommendations to practitioners on leveraging blended finance effectively.
Historically, Convergence has not seen sustained activity in blended finance for health and education, with both sectors combined accounting for less than 10% of the blended finance market. More recently, though, blended finance activity has grown in both sectors - in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among transactions currently fundraising on Convergence’s matchmaking platform, 19% target the health sector and 18% target the education sector. In this seminar, Convergence members will share their insights, and participants will discuss current initiatives in small groups.
This is the last seminar in our five-part series “Blended Finance in Select Sectors". You are welcome to register even if you have not attended any of the preceding seminars.
The seminar has limited space to ensure an intensive and practice-driven learning experience. Each Convergence member organization has two complimentary seats in each seminar, please apply the discount code you received by e-mail. Non-members can register for a fee of USD150.