Climate Finance Knowledge Hub: Sharing Technical Know-How on the Assessment, Appraisal & Financing of Climate-Smart Enterprise | Climate Finance, Ghana 2019
SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance in Ghana engaged financial institutions, funders, intermediaries and other SME ecosystem stakeholders over a multi-step process to co-create innovative climate finance products and mechanisms that extend access to long-term financing opportunities for “missing middle” small and growing climate-smart enterprises that struggle to advance beyond the start-up stage and multiply their contributions to climate-smart and socially inclusive economies.
The Climate Finance Knowledge Hub, developed by GIZ, aims to address the knowledge gap of financial institutions on climate-smart SMEs by sharing technical know-how on the assessment, appraisal and financing of this target group. It enables financial instituions to identify and appraise climate-smart value chains to provide targeted financing for SMEs by providing the necessary knowledge, collecting relevant data and establishing a framework for the assessment of climate-smart enterprises and risk-indexing. The Hub will include enterprises throughout the platform and trainings to also increase their know-how on climate finance.