Demystifying Innovative Finance for Development: Learn in context and build real connections

If you work for an InterAction member organization and are interested in attending this free training, please contact Ben Bestor for more information.

This two-day training will work to demystify innovative finance for InterAction members as they look to navigate and engage more deeply in this new marketplace. The content has been tailored to a broad audience of decision-makers and implementers with different levels of understanding and experience with IF4D.

The training will address the following issues:

  • What is innovative finance? Demystify IF4D by gaining a better understanding of finance mechanisms.
  • Discover the extent to which your peers and competitors are applying IF4D to support their strategy. Learn from the challenges other INGOs have faced and how they have responded.
  • Determine *if* and how IF4D may be a tool to achieve your objectives.
  • Assess your organizational readiness: Is your staff & leadership ready? Is your funding lined up? Understand the cost and opportunities associated with utilizing new tools.

The training will be facilitated by Bulbul Gupta, who has over 15 years of experience in philanthropy, innovative finance, USAID, and international development, as an implementer, funder, investor, and advisor to family offices. Each day will include short lectures and/or a combination of panels and presentations, group work to discuss concepts, and case studies to dig into existing deals, from beginning to end.

Location: Washington, DC

Dates: October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017