On 8 September 2022, the GI Hub and International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with the G20 Indonesian Presidency, hosted the seventh webinar in the series New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure.
The session highlights solutions for governments and project proponents to mobilise private financing and inclusive infrastructure investment in order to reach vulnerable groups and underserved regions. The discussion explored:
- Approaches to unlock subnational and inclusive infrastructure investment while achieving sustainable development goals
- Ways to open new markets, address regional disparities, and promote sub-national infrastructure investment by leveraging international organisations
- Which funding and financing mechanisms can be used to enhance regional connectivity in underserved regions and promote inclusivity in infrastructure
- How the involvement of the private sector can help achieve the public sector’s broader sustainability objectives.
Two project examples that are supported by IFC were discussed - the South African City of Ekurhuleni’s commitment to being carbon neutral by 2050 and the expansion of EdgePoint Infrastructure’s telecommunication towers into the Philippines.
The webinar session
The panel discussion was co-moderated by Maud de Vautibault, Director of Practical Tools and Knowledge, GI Hub and Isabel Chatterton, Regional Industry Director Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Asia and Pacific, IFC.
Thank you to our panellists for this session:
- Soumya Banerjee, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
- German Cufre, Global Head of Telecom, Media and Technology Investments, IFC
- Imran Jumabhoy, Vice President, Digitalbridge
- Mogalanyane Makola, Divisional Head Financial Reporting, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.
Watch the session below, and learn more about webinars in the New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure series.
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