Date: 4th August 2023
We hosted this strategic event with participants from Senegal’s public sector, climate finance practitioners, and private sector players in the development finance and sustainable/green finance space under the theme “Creating Markets in Senegal: Green Bonds and Innovative Financial Instruments for a more resilient and prosperous economy”. We aimed to introduce and showcase FSD Africa’s work in Senegal and throughout Africa, and to engage in discussions on under-reported issues like gender and climate. We also wanted to explore potential green financing initiatives in Senegal, such as a government green bond issue or a green bond issue by a well-known private enterprise.
Jonathan Croft, British Deputy Ambassador to Senegal, and Banassi Ouattara, Deputy MD of UMOA-Titres, initiated the event. Our Associate for the Green Working Group, Papa M. Loum, led an interactive group activity debunking myths about sustainable finance, while our Senior Specialist Victor Nkiiri discussed the financial sector’s response to climate and social issues looking towards 2050. The panel discussion on fostering markets in Senegal featured insights from Taslim Ngom (Sertem Group), Oulimata Ndiaye (UMOA-Titres), Babacar Gning (FONSIS) and Aminata Mbaye (CGF Bourse).