World Food Programme and UN Capital Development Fund Launch New Finance Initiative to Support Zero Hunger
The new, innovative funding mechanism WFP BRIDGE aims to catalyze additional funding for businesses working towards ending hunger in challenging environments and who often struggle to access commercial financing mechanisms.
The EMW 2023 line-up is organized across several thematic streams, such as digitization, social performance, funding/investment – and this year there also will be streams on refugee finance, agri-finance, and a particular emphasis on green and climate-smart finance, and “Food Security & Nutrition” – the topic of the European Microfinance Award 2023.
Davivienda and IFC Close $300 M Agreement to Promote Gender Inclusion and Sustainability in Colombia
Banco Davivienda and the International Finance Corporation announced the closing of a financing agreement for $300 million to promote gender inclusion and sustainability in Colombia.
According to a recent report U.S.-based Friendship Bridge shows clear evidence of achieving its aim of breaking the cycle of generational poverty among rural families in Guatemala.
Ministers and high-level representatives from Bhutan, The Gambia and Liberia last week launched a 22-signature Ministerial Declaration in New York calling for "simplified" and "consistent" access to climate finance.