Join us for a webinar targeted at governments, policy-makers, impact investors, and finance intermediaries, in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, as well as social enterprises and the organisations supporting them. The webinar will explore primarily how impact investment and social finance has addressed the short term economic and social challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis and the role of public-private partnerships in developing more inclusive growth for the post-pandemic recovery. The webinar will give participants the opportunity to learn lessons and understand experiences from ACP countries and beyond. It will seek to understand the necessary framework for building a more resilient and collaborative ecosystem fit for purpose.


Date: 23 July 2020

Time: 14:00-16:00 (GMT)

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The webinar is offered by the Investment Climate Reform (ICR) Facility. After the webinar, there will be opportunities for participants from ACP countries with a suitable mandate to seek further one-on-one assistance through remote support


1. Background - Support of the ICR Facility for policy makers and advocates   Irene Danquah, British Council
2. Aims, Objectives, Introductions 


Owen Dowsett, Senior Consultant, British Council

3. Impact investment related responses to the COVID-19 crisis 

 Panel including policy makers, fund managers and corporate leaders

4. Building a more robust, agile and resilient ecosystem in which investment can foster more inclusive transformation in ACP countries Panel discussion moderated by Bonnie Chiu, Managing Director, The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC)
5. Q&A Session  
6. Conclusions and the Remote Assistance Application Process (1-on-1-clinics)  Owen Dowsett, Senior Consultant, British Council

 This online event is part of the ICR Response webinar series. Questions? Please contact us: (ICR Facility).

About the ICR Facility

The ICR Facility is co-funded by the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) under the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the British Council. It is implemented by BC, EF, GIZ, and SNV.

The ICR Facility supports specific and targeted interventions at the economy-wide, sectorial and value chain level with Technical Assistance for up to 90 days based on requests. Requests can be handed in by OACPS public and private stakeholders according to the eligibility requirements. The ICR Facility offers Technical Assistance in the field of Business Environment Reform for inclusive and sustainable economic development on the basis Public-Private Dialogue.