Workshops and Trainings

PAST WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Webinar: Mobilizing Institutional Capital with Blended Finance

Webinar: Mobilizing Institutional Capital with Blended Finance

07 February 2018

An exclusive webinar for Investment Network members to unpack findings and key takeaways of our new report. The webinar will identify five key considerations for engaging institutional investors in blended finance and recommend next steps for improved alignment between development financiers and institutional investors.

OECD Knowledge Exchange and Learning Session on Blended Finance

OECD Knowledge Exchange and Learning Session on Blended Finance

31 January 2018

The goal of the Knowledge Exchange and Learning Session on Blended Finance is to further support the application and use of the OECD Blended Finance Principles and allow for the scaling up and further mainstreaming of blended finance. The focus will be on best practices and how these are applied in the context of the Principles.

AfDB Knowledge Exchange and Learning Session on Alternative and Blended Finance

AfDB Knowledge Exchange and Learning Session on Alternative and Blended Finance

03 October 2017

Convergence organized a capacity building session with the African Development Bank on alternative and blended finance in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The objective was to discuss approaches to attract more private sector investment to African countries, leveraging the balance sheet and capacity of the AfDB.

WEBINAR: The State of Blended Finance

WEBINAR: The State of Blended Finance

09 August 2017

An exclusive webinar featuring our recently launched report 'The State of Blended Finance'.

SOCAP17

SOCAP17

10 October 2017

SOCAP17 will be our 10th convening at the intersection of money + meaning. SOCAP17 will convene over 2,500 impact investors, world-class entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Our annual flagship event in San Francisco has become the leading gathering of the social capital markets, with more than 12,000 participants.

Report Launch: Impact Bonds in Developing Countries – Early Learnings from the Field

Report Launch: Impact Bonds in Developing Countries – Early Learnings from the Field

18 September 2017

On September 18, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, in partnership with Convergence, will host a launch event for the report "Impact Bonds in Developing Countries – Early Learnings from the Field."

Social Good Summit 2017

Social Good Summit 2017

13 October 2017

This year the Social Good Summit Geneva showcases Accelerate2030 finalists and large ticket investment from Africa and discusses the role of innovative financing in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

European Development Days

European Development Days

07 June 2017

Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together to share ideas and experiences that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Roundtable on Development Finance in Canada

Roundtable on Development Finance in Canada

16 June 2017

The Roundtable focused on practical solutions, approaches, and partnerships that could be pursued to achieve Canada's new International Assistance Policy.

Designing Investment Mechanisms to Finance Climate-Smart Cocoa in the Ghanaian Cocoa Sector

Designing Investment Mechanisms to Finance Climate-Smart Cocoa in the Ghanaian Cocoa Sector

19 April 2017

The workshop aimed to design investment mechanisms that will enable climate-smart lending through local financial institutions and value-chain intermediaries in the Ghanaian cocoa sector.

FX Risk in Development: Managing Currency Risk through Blended Finance Solutions

FX Risk in Development: Managing Currency Risk through Blended Finance Solutions

01 February 2017

The FX Risk in Development workshop was one of the largest workshops dedicated to identified and advanced best-practice foreign exchange (FX) risk solutions.

Impact Bonds in Emerging Markets: Design Methods and Implementation Insights

Impact Bonds in Emerging Markets: Design Methods and Implementation Insights

14 November 2016

The workshop aimed to shift the impact bond dialogue from theory to action by starting a concrete conversation around pracititoners’ day-to-day experiences designing and implementing impact bonds

Blending4Ag: Innovative Partnerships for Agricultural Finance

Blending4Ag: Innovative Partnerships for Agricultural Finance

07 November 2016

CTA's Blending4Agriculture conference, building off Convergence’s previous workshop on blended finance for agriculture, focused on climate smart agricultural finance, post-harvest financing, and support structures such as insurance.

IFC’s 18th Annual Global Private Equity Conference in association with EMPEA

IFC’s 18th Annual Global Private Equity Conference in association with EMPEA

10 May 2016

Convergence spoke at the 18th Annual Global Private Equity Conference. For more information, visit www.globalpeconference.com.

Financing & Innovation in Global Health (FIGH) 2016

Financing & Innovation in Global Health (FIGH) 2016

14 April 2016

Financing & Innovation in Global Health (FIGH) 2016 aimed to spark the deployment of blended finance, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology to drive effective and transformative global health investment.

Blended Finance for Agriculture

Blended Finance for Agriculture

20 November 2015

Convergence’s Blended Finance for Agriculture workshop, in partnership with Citi and UNEP FI, discussed blended finance opportunities for agriculture, with a specific spotlight on financing local value chains, blended funds for agribusiness investment, and results-based financing for sustainable agriculture.

Investor and Policy Lab on Private Finance and Returnable Capital for Health

Investor and Policy Lab on Private Finance and Returnable Capital for Health

16 June 2015

Convergence supported the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Investor and Policy Lab on Private Finance and Returnable Capital for Health, which convened a unique blend of over 75 health-focused participants to discuss the role public and private investors can play in closing the health funding gap.