Join us as we continue the climate action conversation with a more strategic focus on the challenges and solutions for financing climate enterprises in West Africa.
Entrepreneurs in developing economies are vital to addressing climate change and promoting sustainable and resilient development. Developing countries will experience some of the worst climate impacts, and they also hold enormous potential for encouraging mitigation and adaptation on local and regional levels. Yet, entrepreneurs in developing economies face distinct challenges and barriers when it comes to addressing climate change.
The ANDE West Africa Collaboration Café on Climate Action is a series led by regional experts in Climate and Environmental Action. Last month, we had the first session where panelists focused on the climate change priorities for the region with regards to the Small and growing business (SGB) sector.
This session will continue the conversation with a more strategic focus on the challenges and solutions for financing climate enterprises in West Africa.
About the Facilitators
Bankole Oloruntoba, CEO, Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre
Bankole Oloruntoba is a social and business tactics engagement specialist with a deep background in corporate communication, entrepreneurship development, business and idea development, innovation management and investment. Currently, he is the CEO of the Nigeria Climate Innovation Center (NCIC), and the Honorary Consul to Lagos for the Finland government.
Matthew Meredith, Managing Principle, Lixia Capsia Gestionis
Matthew is Managing Principle at Lixia Capsia Gestionis, an independent advisory that enables entrepreneurial action and investment by promoting economic growth in emerging and frontier markets. A financial specialist, he plays the role of intermediary between entrepreneurs, capital providers and government. Regarding Climate Finance, Matthew has both financed and facilitated financing into climate change mitigating investments.