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How to Pursue and Win Climate Finance Projects – Global Climate Action Opportunities

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Date: October 11, 2018
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Holiday Inn, Portugal Cove Road
Cost: $50 +HST (free for Newleef conference attendees)


International Financial Institutions (IFIs) like the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and Caribbean Development Bank are mainstreaming climate action projects. Climate funding by the six largest IFIs rose to $35 billion in 2017, up 28% on the prior year. This session, sponsored by Global Affairs Canada and led by leading global IFI procurement specialist Hugh Wilkinson, will highlight what this means for commercial opportunities available to NL firms. Using examples of current/upcoming projects and tenders (with a focus on the Caribbean) the session will demystify and clarify how to strategically identify, pursue and win lucrative IFI-funded contracts in this post-Paris climate funding spree. Click here to download an event poster.

Facilitator Biography: Hugh Wilkinson

Hugh Wilkinson is a global expert in ‘IFI Procurement’ and the strategic pursuit of business funded by the World Bank and other IFIs. He’s delivered 100+ IFI business workshops in over 20 countries. With 30 years’ experience in international development, Hugh also consults in project design, management and evaluation. Clients include Canadian and global firms, foreign governments and the IFIs themselves. He has been trusted advisor to companies like Microsoft, HP, GE, Gowlings, and Dillon Consulting. A native of Canada and graduate of Western’s Ivey Business School, his career includes 10 years in Washington at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Canadian Embassy’s Office for IFI Liaison.

Workshop participants get access to a new report commissioned by NEIA outlining IFI opportunities specific to the Caribbean nations, including updated jurisdictional snapshots for each country of interest in the region.

Industry groups working collaboratively towards job creation and economic development in Newfoundland and Labrador through the support of increased trade and investment activities


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