The Climate Finance Knowledge Hub is designed as a one-stop shop that equips financial institutions (FIs) and climate-smart enterprises with technical know-how, certifications and training to ease access to finance for climate-smart innovation.
The platform provides published reading materials, news, articles, documentaries, and videos. In addition to access to information, FIs can register for climate finance training that will provide the required skills and competencies for FIs to design customized financial instruments to address specific needs of climate-smart MSMEs. These capacity development trainings will encompass three main areas: (1) Basic Level Certification, (2) Intermediate Level Certification and (3) Advance Level Certification.
The Climate Finance Knowledge Hub targets a wide range of local Ghanaian FIs interested in developing climate finance instruments and capacities in this field. These FIs include Universal Banks, Rural and Community Banks, Savings and Loans Companies, Microfinance Companies, Credit Unions, Susu Collectors, Micro-Credit Companies and Financial NGOs focusing on providing financial services to climate-smart MSMEs. The Hub also targets MSMEs that are already or want to become climate-smart, mostly operating in agriculture, renewable energy and sanitation, among others, in line with the strategic sectors for Ghana’s National Development Commission implementation: energy, transport, agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU); and waste (Government of Ghana, 2015).