SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance | Kampala, Uganda
Transition Lab: Scaling-up finance for climate-smart innovation
13 November 2018 | The Sheraton Kampala
International and national public institutions, donors, banks and investors are already channelling significant resources into climate finance, but challenges persist with increasing deal flow to climate-smart solutions in the private sector. Well-designed climate finance products which reduce investors’ risks, enhance their expected returns or bridge existing infrastructure gaps can help to catalyse investments in the private sector and alleviate socio-economic gaps as part of Uganda’s green economy agenda.
SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance engage leading experts in their fields to address core financing challenges and deliver innovative, tailored financial solutions. During the Labs process, practitioners pool their expertise to prototype financial products which drive investment in climate-smart solutions and improve climate resilience, refine these prototypes and mobilise partnerships to successfully launch the climate finance prototypes in target markets. The Transition Lab is phase three of financial product development. The follow-up Lab builds on the success of the initial Kick-Off Lab held in June and enables climate finance product developers to showcase their prototypes, share their refinement and implementation milestones and secure the support of key partners and investors.
Showcase | Climate Finance Products
The Transition Lab will refine and pitch the following innovative climate finance products to an audience of potential investors and partners:
- Climate Resilient Microinsurance, hosted by FSD Uganda with UK Aid
- Irrigation System Financing for High-Value Crops, hosted by Swisscontact
- Renewable Energy Infrastructure Financing, hosted by UNFCCC RCC – Kampala
Cultivate | Building an Ecosystem for Financing Climate-Smart Enterprises
The Lab will host a World Café session of roaming, discussing, sharing insights, posing questions and generating new ideas for refinement of existing climate finance product prototypes.
The SEED Transition Lab agenda for Uganda is available here:
The event is part of the implementation of “Financing and capacity building for micro and small climate-smart enterprises: Filling the gap of the missing middle”, a project supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.