#AGGF2018 Event: The Lab: Climate Finance Instruments – Opportunities for Africa’s Private Sector

Date & Time: 27 November 2018 | 15:30-17:30

Location: MH 1&2, Kigali Convention Centre

Session Outline

This interactive session will showcase innovative financial instruments developed over the past four years under the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance. It will bring together businesses, developers, fund managers and financial institution representatives to discuss exciting solutions that are scaling up financing for low carbon, climate resilient development across Sub-Saharan Africa in sectors including, agriculture/forestry, energy access, as well as sustainable urbanisation and infrastructure. The session will also provide an opportunity for interested participants to discuss the design of, and potential involvement in, a new regional program focused on sub-Saharan Africa (The Africa Lab).

Following short pitches by a selection of Lab proponents working in Africa, a question and answer session will provide an opportunity for discussion among participants. An opportunity for open networking among participants will then follow.


  • Promote investment in green growth initiatives across Africa
  • Provide an opportunity for public and private investors, developers and businesses to exchange ideas on innovative financial instruments to scale low carbon, climate resilient development
  • Provide a platform for partners to engage and build relationships that will contribute to and accelerate Africa’s green growth agenda
  • Programme

    15:30-15:40: Welcome Remarks by Hubert Ruzibiza, CEO, Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA)

    15:40-15:50: Introduction by Angela Falconer, Associate Director, Climate Policy Initiative

    15:50-16:10: Innovative Financial Instruments in Africa – Pitches

    16:10-16:40: Investor Reactions

    16:40-17:00: Audience and Innovators Q&A

    17:00-17:30: Networking Session & Business-to-Business Meetings

    About The Lab

    The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) identifies, develops, stress tests, and helps launch innovative instruments to drive private finance for a sustainable economy. In four years, the Lab programs have launched 35 instruments, which have collectively mobilized over USD $1.4 billion. Many of these successful instruments are working to scale up climate investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn more here.