Impact Investment and Blended Finance

The executive program on “How to use public funds to attract private investment for high-impact enterprises addressing the SDGs” is organized by UNDP Jordan in collaboration with the University of Zurich, Social Finance Academy and Convergence targeting development agencies, foundations, public or multi-lateral organizations and financing institutions with a focus on development.
This actionable, practice-driven program is specifically designed for providers of public or philanthropic funding, who strive to maximize the impact of their grants or investments and want to be on top of the most innovative solutions and trends. It includes expert lecturers and CEOs including from University of Oxford, Social Value UK, Convergence, Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich and Roots of Impact.
The two-day program will provide valuable insights on strategies and instruments to “leverage” own resources by blending it with private investment for small and growing businesses in developing and emerging countries. It will also shed light on the whole spectrum of finance for impact and international development. A specific focus will be on catalytic financing tools that are able to attract additional capital for high-impact enterprises. While the idea to create blended finance models is compelling, one specific approach holds particular promise: empowering high-impact enterprises with market-based solutions to scale and deliver positive impact in a sustainable way – a bottom-up approach.
Participants will be invited to have a structured discussion with our education program team in an individual on-boarding call before the training. A pre-course knowledge package will also be made available ahead of the training. The on-boarding will include exploring personal objectives and background discussing pre-course learnings and investigating any specific issues that the participants would like to cover during the 2-day learning experience.
Please note that places are limited, and registration is based on a first-come first-served basis (max 25 participants). Deadline for early bird registration is October 24th .

Location: Amman, Jordan

Dates: November 25, 2019 - November 26, 2019