Main Sponsor, Partners and Climate Lab Practitioners
The Climate Finance Knowledge Hub was conceived as a one-stop shop that is expected to equip financial institutions (FIs) and climate-smart MSMEs with technical know-how, certifications and training to ease the access to finance for climate-smart innovation. The set-up of the Knowledge Hub is coordinated by GiZ with the support of the key stakeholders.
The development of the hub was sponsored by the Reform Partnership in Ghana. To support Ghana on its ambitious reform path, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) concluded a reform and investment partnership with Ghana at the end of 2017. The focus of the German-Ghanaian Reform and Investment Partnership is on the following areas:
*Financial Recovery of the Energy Sector and diversification of renewable energies
*Good Governance to increase domestic resource mobilization, create strong institutions and better public financial management
*Promotion of the employment and measure to improve the investment climate for companies.
Collaborations and partnerships are critical towards the sustainability of the hub. From the development of the concept note to date the following partners have been instrumental in playing significate roles to ensuring the realization of the hub.
As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, GiZ are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. Together with our commissioning parties and partners, we generate and implement ideas for political, social and economic change.
GIZ works flexibly to deliver effective and efficient solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions
Promoting Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
SEED was founded at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg by UN Environment, UNDP and IUCN as a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. SEED is based on the understanding that the promotion of social and environmental entrepreneurship is pivotal for environmentally friendly and socially inclusive development and poverty reduction.
We work directly with growing enterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs in our Enterprise Support programmes to strategise, optimise and award achievements in eco-inclusive entrepreneurship. All our participating enterprises receive a comprehensive SEED Support Package of tailored business and capacity-building support, networking, and profiling at the national and international level.
Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network
Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN) is a network of Non-Bank Financial Institutions’ Association, Microfinance Associations (MFAs) and member financial institutions (FIs) engaged in the provision of financial and non-financial services. Membership compose various Associations of Savings and Loans, Rural & Community Banks, Credit Unions, Microfinance Companies, Micro Credit Institutions, Financial NGOs, and Susu Enterprises. The Members include Association of Rural Banks (ARB) / ARB Apex Bank, Ghana Association of Savings and Loans Companies (GHASALC), Ghana Association of Microfinance Companies (GAMC), Ghana Cooperative Credit Union Association (CUA), Micro Credit Association, Ghana (MCAG), Ghana Association of Financial NGOs (GHASSFIN) and Ghana Cooperative Susu Collectors Association (GCSCA)
The following made exceptional contributions towards the development of the concept note and the climate finance knowledge hub:
1. Kathrin Kirsch
2. Akorfa Ahiafor
3. Ishmael Kwesi Otchere
4. Evans Maka
5. Cynthia Odonkor
6. Ibrahim Ampong
7. Afua Baiden