Bridging the gap

The need for more and better jobs to combat poverty has been exacerbated by the pandemic crisis. Two months ahead of COP26, we are also at a critical juncture to stop the longer-term climate crisis.

Join us at the Norfund Conference 2021 in discussing what must be done to bridge the gaps to protect and create jobs and to enable green growth in developing countries.

31. August 2021

11.30 – 15.00 (CEST)

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Bridging the Gap to Protect and Create Jobs

11.30 – 13.00 (CEST)

Kagera Sugar Limited, Tanzania

Developing countries have been strongly affected by the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. The effects on employment and incomes are likely to be deep and long-lasting.

What does it take to protect and create jobs at a large scale and where will the jobs come from?

How can development finance bridge the gap in available and competent capital to save jobs and kickstart the growth needed ?

The need to protect and create more and better jobs – to end poverty – has never been greater.

Bridging the Gap to Green Growth

13.30 – 15.00 (CEST)

Access to energy is a precondition for job creation and economic growth in developing countries. To avoid a climate disaster, the growth needs to be based on renewables. 

However, providing access to renewable energy for all in developing countries creates astronomical investment needs in markets where capital is scarce.

How can development finance bridge the financing gaps, mobilize the needed capital from large investors and pension funds, and help deliver on the promises on climate finance leading up to COP26? 


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