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Executive Panel: Blended Finance for Climate Adaptation: Implications for Supervisors
Thursday, Nov 23, 2023

Executive Panel: Blended Finance for Climate Adaptation: Implications for Supervisors

Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) are facing numerous hurdles in mobilizing the necessary transition financing for decarbonization, including fiscal constraints, restricted access to private capital, and a shortage of expertise in project development and financing. Ramping up blended finance efforts is critical for this transition.

The panel discussed:

  • some practical examples of successful blended finance transactions; and,
  • the role that financial regulators and supervisors can play in creating a conducive and stable environment for these transactions.


Laura Santa, Sustainable Finance Group Leader, Financial Superintendency of Colombia (SFC)

Andrew Ahiaku, Director and Head of Financial Sector, Aceli Africa

Alan Elizondo, General Director, Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación con la Agricultura (FIRA)

Dr. Nnamdi Igbokwe, Director, Knowledge and Thought Leadership, Convergence Blended Finance


Demet Çanakçi, Senior Program Director, Toronto Centre

Read the transcript here. Read their biographies here.

Read our TC Note to learn more about blended finance.

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