SEED Green SME Finance Training
Green and eco-inclusive small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are well suited to play a crucial role in contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Yet, these eco-inclusive SMEs lag behind their potential due to challenges to access finance for example small ticket sizes, collateral requirements and a lack of assessment frameworks for green business models and technologies. Green finance can be leveraged to address this challenges and develop and scale financial instruments tailored to the needs of green SMEs. The Green SME Finance Training equips you with the necessary understanding and ideas to absorb and benefit from green finance flows and explore the growing market of green SMEs in Malawi.
Registration deadline: 3rd November
What is the SEED Green SME & Climate Finance Academy?
The SEED Green SME & Climate Finance Academy engages financial institutions and key public actors to strengthen the institutions’ capabilities to successfully finance green and eco-inclusive SMEs and climate change-related projects. The trainings enable participants to gain a thorough understanding of this new and growing market, and take on a leadership role within the banking sector. Participants dive into case studies of green SMEs and explore global best practices of financing climate projects – thus, laying the basis for co-creating the next generation of financial instruments for green SME and climate finance in Malawi at the SEED Green SME Finance Lab.
Get an overview of all activities coming up in Malawi as part of the Academy:
1) Green SME Finance Training for financial institutions |10-12 Nov 2020 | 3 morning sessions | online
2) Climate Finance Training for financial institutions and public actors | 1-3 Dec 2020 | 3 morning sessions | online
3) Green SME Finance Lab for financial institutions and public actors | 19-21 Jan 2021 | format TBC