FSD Africa launched a first-of-its-kind climate finance training programme, designed to expand access to funding for climate mitigation and adaptation on the continent.
Developed collaboratively with the National Treasury and Planning Kenya, the training will be delivered through a coalition of global partners, including the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI).
The training is focused on giving regional policymakers, regulators, academia, business leaders and financial market professions the knowledge needed to access climate finance from global sources and fast-track capital mobilization for projects across Africa.
The training programme will target 100 trainees annually with the first cohort of 50 joining in August. A subsequent class will be held in September.
Through a combination of knowledge building and targeted investment, FSD Africa aims to help firms, regulators, and government ministries in Africa and beyond to better identify, understand, manage, and monitor key climate and environmental risks and opportunities.
Mark Napier, CEO, FSD Africa: “This is an exciting opportunity to partner with decision-makers in financial markets from the public and private sectors.
Committing to raising awareness for the development of appropriate policies and financial products is crucial if we are to reduce the cost and impact of climate change in the region.”